Looking for a cost-efficient and sustainable way to keep your home cool in the summertime? Refresh's trusted supply partner Hometech gives their advice on why a solar-powered roof fan is the smart way to cool down your home with free energy from the sun.
It’s confirmed – New Zealand is getting hotter. January of 2018 was reported to be the hottest month that the land of the long white cloud has experienced in 150 years. Average temperatures soared to 20.2℃ – 3℃ above average, with some cities experiencing temperatures in the 30s during the hotter days. Some Kiwis ran to the beaches to cool down, while many stayed home and cranked up the air conditioning. Unfortunately, we all know that blasting that air conditioner isn’t just expensive, it’s also bad for the environment.
To help Kiwis efficiently combat this sweltering heat, as well as to keep wallets and the environment safe from harm, Hometech has the perfect ventilation system solution: the Solar Star Roof Fan. This solar-powered fan extracts hot air from the attic to keep your house and your family cool and dry.
Using the Solar Star Roof Fan has many great benefits. Here are the top 5 reasons why your home needs a solar-powered roof fan:
The Solar Star Roof Fan only runs on solar power, requiring no electricity at all to run. This helps combat greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Additionally, it reduces our collective dependence on fossil fuels, the traditional source of electricity. Sunlight is sustainable and virtually inexhaustible, unlike coal or other resources, making it a clean and green alternative source of energy.
The roof is like a hat for our homes – it protects us from the sun’s rays, but it also collects this heat inside the attic. This collected heat builds up and saturates, and is then pushed down towards the living spaces, making our homes stuffy and uncomfortable. The Solar Star Roof Fan works to efficiently cool our homes right from the problem’s source – the attic. This eco-friendly fan drives out the excess heat and moisture from your home and works quietly while doing so.
Heat and moisture that is trapped in your attic can cause severe damage to your home in the long run. Roof structures deteriorate, wooden materials rot, and mould and mildew can collect in your attic space. Proper attic ventilation with a Solar Star Roof Fan takes out all this excess heat and moisture, keeping your attic cool and dry, thus protecting your home from these potentially dangerous and costly damages.
Installing a Solar Star Roof Fan is extremely quick and easy – taking an hour or even less to install. It doesn’t require any wiring work since it is 100% run by solar power. It also comes in different models and sizes, allowing application for all types of roofs. With a sleek, unobtrusive design, the Solar Star Roof Fan can be installed hassle-free and even has a 5-year warranty on the solar panel and motor.
This is what it all boils down to – the Solar Star Roof Fan offers savings on all fronts. It prevents expensive roof damage while also saving money on our power bills. It’s no secret that air conditioning is an expensive luxury. Installing a Solar Star Roof Fan will save you approximately 25% on your monthly electrical bills if you’re currently using artificial cooling solutions like air conditioning and fans. Additionally, preserving your roof structure and your attic helps avoid all sorts of expensive repairs, or worse, entire roof replacements.
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Visit Hometech’s website to find out how to get a Solar Star Roof Fan installed in your home today.
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