Solar Powered Attic Vent – Program Update
After the overwhelming success of last year’s pilot program, Collus Power, in partnership with Green Leaf Distribution and the Environment Network, is offering homeowners an opportunity to install energy saving Solar Power Attic Vents at zero upfront cost! For a limited time, customers of Collus Power will be able to fully finance the purchase and installation cost of two or more solar powered attic vents.
What is a solar powered attic vent?
A solar powered attic vent utilizes the sun's power to remove extreme heat in attic spaces before irreparable damage can be done to the attic structure and roofing material.
How does it work?
When the sun hits your roof it immediately starts to heat your shingles and your attic. Normal and unreliable ventilation depends on thermal convection to cool the attic space. A solar attic vent actively pulls out the heated air and draws in cooler outside air when it is needed most, using clean and renewable solar power.
What will it do for me?
The solar powered attic vent provides many benefits which are best explained if divided into sub-categories of summer and winter:
- Saves you money by reducing attic temperatures, thereby helping to cool your home and decrease the run time of expensive high-energy air conditioning.
- Extends life of your roof by reducing the temperature extremes asphalt shingles would experience in normal ventilation conditions.
- Reduces rot, mildew and mold by improving air circulation and virtually eliminating condensation on your roof structure and insulation.
- Reduces ice formation on eaves troughs by keeping proper air flow and temperature, preventing snow from melting and freezing again as damage causing ice dams.
Where can I get a solar vent?
For more information about purchasing solar vents for you home and financing, please click here contact a Green Leaf Distribution Sales Agent at 705-444-7217.
Why is it better that what I have now?
In Canada today most homes are constructed with passive vent systems which rely on natural convection to provide sufficient air pressure for circulation and ventilation. Passive units are used to meet minimum provincial building code requirements whereas solar powered units are used to actively improve the household quality of living with no increase to the electricity bill.
What are my alternatives to solar-powered roof vents?
Both wind powered roof vents and electrically powered roof vents are flawed compared to solar-powered units. While the solar-powered unit provides active circulation and ventilation on hot summer days, wind-powered units fail on the most uncomfortable summer days when there is no breeze at all.
Electrically powered roof vents seem comparable to wind-powered units. However, while the solar-powered unit decreases electricity costs (as it is powered by the sun), the electrically-powered unit adds to electricity bills. Electrically powered roof vents have caused house fires.
Can it be installed anywhere on my roof?
The solar-powered roof vent can be installed in three different rooftop methods: gable-end and soffit installations, and easy retro-fitting of an existing roof vent.
How is it installed?
The solar-powered attic vent require little to no roofing experience in order to perform the installation. This means that homeowners can install the units themselves in about 10 minutes or hire a professional roofing company at their convenience.
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