Attics can get incredibly hot living in Florida, reaching temperatures of up to 140-degrees. Despite this, Floridians tend to use their attics to store things like holiday decorations or sentimental items that can deteriorate with exposure to such high heat.
One solution to this problem is to install solar attic fans. These roof-mounted devices can drop the temperature in your attic without costing you extra money on your utility bill. In fact, your utility bill will drop because your HVAC unit won’t be working as hard to cool your house down.
In addition to saving money on your utility bill, the purchase of solar attic fans qualifies for tax savings. Energy Star-rated solar attic fans qualify for a federal tax credit of 30 percent of your purchase and installation costs.
There are many types of solar attic fans, and not all are manufactured the same. Here in Florida, thanks to the salt in the air, we recommend using an aluminum made solar attic fan. We recommend you get one with a 25-year warranty; anything less than that is like burning money. Most of the fans on the market only carry a 3 to 5-year warranty.
With pretty good carpentry skills, you can install these fans on your own, but we recommend using a licensed contractor to make the installation. Here at Panda, we have years of experience and would love to take a look at your roof to help you make the right purchase and receive top-notch installation. Contact Panda roof today, we’ll make YOU smile!