Request a Quote!

" is the best! They are such a pleasure to work with! Great brands at the best prices. Special thanks to RenĂŠe who always answered my questions on the spot, and giving thoughtful advice." Serge (Tahiti, French Polynesia)
"The experience I had with my purchase was very good. The items I ordered arrived when I expected & were packaged well. My overall purchasing experience was very positive."

- Thank you,
"I recently found EcoDirect & have been extremely happy with their service. They have had all the PV modules, inverters, optimizers and accessories I needed. They provide excellent customer service & turn orders around very quickly. I have switched to EcoDirect for all my parts & materials orders. Highly recommended."

- Zeno
"I wanted to let you know I am very pleased with the service you gave & the quality & condition of the solar panels I received from EcoDirect. I will purchase more items in the future from EcoDirect and will be sure to tell others about your fine operation."

"Thanks EcoDirect! My solar system is up and running; waiting for City and San Diego Gas & Electric inspections this week; so far so good!"

- J.L.,
Oceanside, CA
"I enjoyed ordering what I needed. It was simple and fast, no issues what so ever. If I need something else and its at a good price, I will defiantly order from here again. Also the shipping is at a good price."

- Simon
My shipment arrived on time, as predicted. Very, very good performance by EcoDirect. What more could you ask for from an online material supplier? Looks like the quantity from Quick Mount is spot on & the rails were bundled safely. EcoDirect will be my recommended source to my friends & neighbors for solar.
- Thank you, Jim Lake
Escondido, CA
"Over the past couple of years, I have purchased several items from Ecodirect and I have always been happy with their customer service and prompt delivery of products."

- Chris
"I am very satisfied, everything was as expected."

- Anon
You are here:Home > Learn > Energy Efficiency Articles > About Solar Attic Fans > Solar Powered Attic Fans Benefits

Solar Power Attic Fans: Costs and Benefits

A solar powered attic fan offers clear benefits and closed end, reasonable costs. It one of the most practical ways you can reduce your carbon footprint and increase the value of your home.

Lower Air Conditioning Costs:

An attic without a fan can reach 125° F or more. Having something on top of your home radiating heat is no good for keeping cool, and forces your air conditioner to work harder to compensate. With a fan, attic temperature is reduced significantly, growing closer to the outside ambient temperature. Cost benefits are proportional to your summer air conditioning costs. As electricity costs rise, so will the benefit.

Increased Roof Lifetime:

An actively ventilated attic prevents moisture condensation from excess heat, extending the life of roofing materials. The cost difference between a roof that lasts 20 years and one that lasts 30 can be upwards of $5,000, suggesting that extending roof life alone can save you $500 a year.

The actual lifetime extension depends on many factors such as the types of fungus and mold in your region, but even one or two years of extra life are enough to justify an installation.

Lower Installation Costs:

A solar powered attic fan is not tied into your existing electrical grid, eliminating the need for licensed electricians, circuit breakers, and extra power cables. Because it stands alone, the only cost to install a solar attic fan is physically putting it in your roof. In fact, this is simple enough that if you are technically savvy it is possible to do it yourself.

Lower Operating Costs:

Solar powered attic fans present a very one-sided cost trade off: all benefits, no ongoing cost. While electric attic fans will show many of the benefits, they are certainly not free to run, and are not really less expensive initially.

Direct Government Cost Support:

Many states and localities offer very significant incentives in the form or tax credits for energy conservation initiatives.

See for details of the programs in your neighborhood.

Solar powered Attic Fans are available in various sizes and mounting configurations. Compare the various types of Solar Attic Fans here.