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Solatube Solar Star Attic Fan

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Solatube's Solar Star Attic Fan is solar powered for attic ventilation, requiring no electricity and costing nothing to operate. By placing the unit where it is most effective, -- the highest point on the roof -- it can properly circulate air and ventilate your attic space, transforming a home into a comfortable living environment. Powered by Solar Star's proprietary 10-watt solar panel, this product is designed for durability. There is an optional thermal switch available for all models.

Suppress Heat Build-Up

A hot attic acts like a giant radiator, transferring heat into your living spaces, sending both utility bills and temperatures soaring. In colder climates, heat build-up in an attic causes snow to melt and run down where it freezes at the eaves, causing destructive ice damming. The Solar Star Attic Fan:

* Reduces heat build up.

* Reduces air conditioning costs.

* Prevents ice damming.

Battle Moisture

Many of today's houses have insufficient ventilation and air exchange. This causes high humidity levels from everyday activities. This moisture migrates through the ceiling towards the roof where it comes in contact with the cold structure. Here, ice and frost form, causing damage to your roof structure. Additionally, moisture can saturate insulation, promote fungal decay and plywood delamination. The Solar Star Attic Fan:

* Reduces damaging condensation.

* Protects insulation from moisture saturation.

* Fights mould and fungal decay.

* Reduces heating costs.

 

Solatube Solar Star Attic Fan

No electricity is required for this Solatube Solar Star Attic Fan. By placing the unit where it is most effective, the highest point on the roof, it can properly circulate air and ventilate attic space. ©2011 Solatube