Are solar attic fans noisy?

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asked Aug 2, 2023 in Other-Home/Garden by bobswunder (460 points)
Are solar attic fans noisy?

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answered Oct 11, 2023 by Q766s (22,770 points)
Solar attic fans are not noisy and in fact solar attic fans are much more quiet than regular attic fans.

The disadvantages of solar attic fans are they require sun to operate efficiently, they are not as powerful as an electric powered attic fan and they are costlier than electric powered attic fans.

Solar attic fans reduce the attic temperature by at least 50 F degrees.

On less sunny days the solar attic fan may run more slowly and only lower the temperature by 20 F to 30 F.

Solar attic fans work in the winter when there's some sun out.

However during the winter the solar attic fan does not really need to operate except to help remove possible moisture from the attic.

Although as long as there's some sunlight in the winter the solar attic fan will work in the winter.

Solar attic fans do not run at night as solar fans don't store power in a battery.

The solar attic fan will only run when the sun is shining or when there's at least some sun out as solar attic fans do not have batteries.

Solar attic fans do really work but they work best when it's really sunny out.

Solar attic fans can save on power bills and also they work really good at keeping the attic temperature down on really hot days.

A solar attic fan works just as well as a regular electric powered attic fan but instead it uses the suns energy instead of power coming in from the power company.

The solar attic fans can lower attic temperatures by as much as 50 F degrees, and at the same time, solar attic fans can reduce the level of moisture buildup within your attic space.

While electric fans have sometimes been used to vent attics, solar fans do the job using the sun's energy.

Solar attic fans last around 20 years on average, as that's what a typical solar panel will last for.

However, some units from manufacturers like Remington Solar attic fans can last for much longer.

They offer a lifelong warranty on their solar attic fans' parts (labor not included).

A single solar fan typically costs $300.00 to $600.00 plus an extra $100.00 to $150.00 each for installation.

Install your solar attic fans on a south-facing slope if at all feasible or tilt your adjustable solar panels towards the south when at all practicable.

Place your solar fans in the center of your roof to maximize their efficiency.

An attic fan can help cool down the living space if the attic is not insulated.

A hot attic radiates heat through the ceiling, much like the heat of a coffee mug on a hand holding it.

An attic fan lowers the heat in the house by reducing the attic's temperature; it never moves any air within the home.

Solar attic fans are an innovative attic ventilation system that qualifies for the Solar Investment Tax Credit Extension.

This means that homeowners who install solar attic fans can claim a credit on their federal tax return for a portion of the cost of the installation.

A solar fan can actively pull more air into your attic than a turbine can.

A solar fan doesn't rely on the wind, and it actually has a more powerful motor in it, so it keeps the temperature of your attic regulated regardless of wind conditions.

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