Solar Attic Fans available in 6, 12, & 20 watt roof mount models as well as a 12 watt gable mount can circulate and exhaust air in the attic space, keeping it cooler in the warmer months and preventing moisture build up in the winter months that causes ice dams and potentially mold and mildew to form in the framing and insulation.
Being a solar powered product, there is no wiring required so no electrician or additional permit is required to install it. With a 30 percent Federal Tax Rebate on the fan and the installation, the consumer benefits from lower cooling bills, a safer environment, and a longer lasting roof.
This item affords the contractor the ability to not just compete based on the price of the shingles. He can talk about being green, solar products, cooling cost reduction, and adding value to his work thereby differentiating himself from his competition. With MSRP’s ranging from $99.99-$299.99, these products not only make sense, they are affordable. Contractors in the south are using these fans as incentives in order to win bids. Others have even carved our niche businesses canvassing neighborhoods just installing fans.
It’s rare to find an affordable item that is “green”, affordable, and just plain makes sense. The Honeywell line of Solar Fans gives Allied sales people the ability to talk about active ventilation, green building, and solar instead of the cost of shingles and roofing nails.