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Solar Attic Cooling & Ventilation

Save on your AC costs by reducing attic temperatures by 40 degrees, and your home temperature by 10 degrees.

Lower Attic Temperatures and Reduce the Load on Your HVAC System

Attic temperatures can exceed 160°F during hot summer days. Proper attic ventilation can reduce attic temperatures by up to 50°F.1

No matter how much insulation you have in your attic, heat can transfer into adjacent living spaces. In fact, extra insulation can actually trap heat and increase temperatures. Proper ventilation releases this excess heat, reducing your air conditioning system’s workload, extending its lifespan, and saving energy.

Extend the Life of Your Roofing Materials

During the hot summer months, an unventilated or under ventilated attic can subject roofing materials to hotter temperatures that shorten your roof’s lifespan. During cooler months, moisture can enter the attic through air leaks around ceiling light fixtures and bathroom exhaust fans, allowing mold and mildew to grow.

Proper ventilation can extend the lifespan of your roofing materials by preventing heat and moisture issues in your attic.

Asphalt Shingle Manufacturers Warranties Require Proper Attic Ventilation

Attic ventilation is required in cold environments. It allows the warm, moist air that heat sources produce to leave your home. Without proper ventilation, this air can condense on the underside of the roof sheathing, causing mold to develop on the interior walls.

If properly insulated, cold air in the attic will not affect the temperature in adjacent living spaces.

Natural Light Solar Attic Fans

Alternate Energy recommends Natural Light Solar Attic Fan systems for your home. Benefits include:

  • 25-year product warranty2
  • Claim up to 65% of your solar attic fan system costs by utilizing State of Hawaii and federal tax credits
  • Receive a one-time $50-$75 rebate from the State of Hawaii
  • Adjustable solar panel bracket for optimal sun exposure2
  • Maintenance free, water tight, low profile unit2
  • Made in the USA2

Additional Resources

1 http://smarterhouse.org/home-systems-energy/cooling-systems
2 SolarAtticFan.com