Monday, April 11, 2011

VES Solar Powered Attic Fans

VES Solar Powered Attic Fans

Ventilate your attic with free, clean, abundant solar energy

VES Solar Powered Attic Fans are eligible for a 30% (up to $1,500) Federal Tax Credit (FTC) on the purchase of the fan, installation labor charges, and sales tax. All solar products are sales tax free in the State of Florida. IRS Form 5695 and Manufacturer's Certification Statement must be completed. You can also qualify for Utility Rebates of up to $200.

VES’s line of Solar Powered Attic Fans provides the active ventilation your attic & crawl space needs to reduce the heat build-up that could reach temperatures of 160F and higher. It’s this heat build-up that can overheat your air conditioning ductwork and raise the temperatures in your home’s living spaces.

Adding a Solar Powered Attic Fan will provide the circulation and improved airflow to effectively ventilate your attic and lower the temperature. The result will be a reduced strain on your air conditioner, a cooler house, and a more comfortable living environment.

For example, VES recently completed an install on a 3,100 square foot (SF) home (See Video below). VES installed two (2) of the All Purpose Ventilators (APV)s. Average installation cost is about $200/fan. The homeowner paid $369 for each APV fan plus $200/fan for installation. That is $1,138.00 total cost. The FTC is $341.40. Therefore, the net cost is $796.60 or $398.30/fan.

Benefits of VES Solar Powered Attic Fans:

Improved Energy Efficiency

A well ventilated attic will help reduce your energy costs several ways. Improved air circulation in the summer months will help remove hot air and reduce the temperature of your attic. This will keep the hot, stagnant attic air from seeping through into your living area. It will also help reduce the surface temperature of your attic floor and your interior ceilings.

The reduced temperature in your attic will also assist your air conditioner by keeping the ductwork and the air inside cooler. The resulting effect will be cooler air flowing through your HVAC system and reduced strain on your a/c unit.

Remove Moisture and Reduce Harmful Mold and Mildew

During the winter months, warm moist air from inside your home rises into the attic and collides with the colder underside of the roof. Proper attic ventilation can help remove the moisture and condensation that can build from this event.

The Solar Powered Attic Fan and the All Purpose Ventilator are great ways to effectively ventilate your attic while saving money on electricity.

Prevent Ice Damming

If you live in an area that has snow, the warmer attic air will heat the roof and melt the snow which drips to the eaves where it can refreeze as ice and form ice-dams under the eaves. These ice-dams will cause water to work back up under the shingles into the attic and down to the ceiling.