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If you’ve ever had any reason to be in your attic, then you know just how much hotter the Sacramento, CA sun beating down on your home can feel—particularly during the peak of summer. This sun heats up the stagnant air inside your attic space and there’s little room for ventilation. Sure, building codes require homes to have a passive vent system—but it may not be enough to keep your attic, and subsequently your home, efficiently cooled down.
This is where a solar attic fan comes in, professionally installed and serviced by the solar experts here at Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc.. To learn more about the components of a solar attic fan, and how the installation of one can benefit you, reach out to our customer service representatives today. Sierra Pacific, The Guys In The Big Red Trucks.
How Do Solar Attic Fans Work?
An attic fan, strategically placed at your roof’s ridge, pulls air in from outside, forcing it to move through the entire attic space to escape through the attic vent. An attic fan alone helps keep it cool where your home gets the hottest—at the apex of your house—which ultimately benefits your air conditioning system as it won’t have to work as hard to do its job, helping it perform more efficiently and subsequently saving you money.
An attic fan powered by solar electricity saves you even more by contributing to the energy savings made available through the use of solar panels to power your home. A solar attic fan reduces the temperature in an attic by as much as 40°F, providing you with both monetary savings and optimal comfort.
Attic fans aren’t just for the summer months, either. You can also use a solar attic fan to help remove rising moisture levels from the attic that can occur throughout the year. This moisture can be harmful to your roofing material, encouraging the development of mold and mildew, in addition to dry rot and damage if the moisture freezes—which albeit rare in Sacramento, CA, can occur on the coldest of nights.
Trust the Pros for Your Solar Attic Services
If you’re interested in having solar attic fans installed in your Sacramento, CA home, then it’s imperative that you call experienced solar experts for the job. While this isn’t the most complex of solar system installations, it does require special skills to ensure that the panels are in the right position, and are connected correctly to the fans.
Plus, only experienced Installation Specialists will know how to make sure that the ventilation system works the way it should, and that the fans are secure and not in danger of becoming loose due to any vibrations—such as an earthquake. We highly recommend against trusting a contractor who lacks the appropriate experience working with solar power and ventilation systems.
Also, know that when it comes to any sort of service you may need for your solar attic fans, we are the team you can trust. We stay current with solar technology so that we can provide effective installations, but also conduct repairs as needed, and perform routine maintenance, too. Give us a call today to learn more!