Solar Attic Fan
YOUR ATTIC’S WORST ENEMIES ARE HEAT & HUMIDITY.
On HOT days the temperature in your attic can exceed 160 degrees and with temperatures that hot several things begin to happen.
- Your attic acts like a huge radiator forcing excess heat back into your living space and making your air conditioner work even harder to cool your house.
- Asphalt shingles, which are made to withstand the extreme temperatures from the sun, begin to bake from below, shortening their lifespan.
The SunRise Solar Attic Fan can reduce the attic temperature by as much as 50 degrees.
On MILD days when the ambient air temperature is comfortable, the sun’s infra-red energy can still make an attic uncomfortably hot.
- The SunRise Solar Attic Fan can keep your attic cool enough so that the attic acts as an insulating buffer keeping your house cooler.
- On many days a cooler attic is the difference between being comfortable without air conditioning or powering up your expensive refrigeration unit.
On WINTER Days, the SunRise Solar Attic Fan operates to remove moisture and heat built-up in your attic.
When your furnace comes on to provide you with fresh warm air, did you ever wonder where the old warm air went? Much of it percolated up through your ceiling and into the attic insulation. Since warm air rises it eventually disperses into the attic which, on most winter days, is full of cold air. And, when warm, moist air reaches cold air what always happens?
Condensation is when mold, mildew, and wood-rot begin; an event you do not want in your attic.
Just as important, the warm, moist air trapped in your attic’s insulation is heavy and tends to compress the insulation. Over time this reduced-loft causes the insulation to become less effective and your furnace is forced to work harder to keep the house warm. You wouldn’t be comfortable sleeping under a damp blanket yet you ask your furnace to keep your house warm under a damp blanket of insulation.
The Sunrise Solar Attic Fan pulls the warm, moist air out of your attic all winter long keeping your attic insulation dry and fluffy and helping your furnace to do its job. Remember, the roof’s job is to keep the house dry NOT to keep the house warm.