Author name: Hollie Hoadley

Active vs passive ventilation: is your attic breathing as well as it can be?

Like humans and animals, your home’s attic needs to breathe to stay healthy. The mechanics of breathing for your home, however, are very different.  In the winter, rising hot air inside your home can cause condensation to accumulate when it cools upon contacting your attic’s interior. This in turn can lead to mould, mildew and …

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Ventilation Isn’t Just For Attics: Unique Applications for the iSolar 19W-MOD Ventilation Fan 

The performance capabilities of our best-selling iSolar 19W-MOD solar-powered ventilation fan extend well beyond the attic! Many of our customers and partners have found success installing this Canadian-made fan in some pretty unique places including sheds, greenhouses, and even solar kilns.  Oceanside Waste Storage Sheds  Clare Machine Works, a Nova Scotia company known for building …

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iSolar Solutions Advances Greenhouse Sustainability With Solar-Powered Ventilation Fans

Whether you’ve purchased a greenhouse kit or have created your own unique growing dome, having proper ventilation is key to optimal growth! While most greenhouses are fitted with costly electrical ventilators, iSolar is proud to offer a more economic and environmentally friendly ventilation solution to control the climate inside your greenhouse. Proper ventilation is crucial …

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Solar-Powered Roof Exhaust Fan Benefits That You Need To Know

If your home has high humidity levels, lingering odors, or mold issues, it is highly likely that it’s not receiving adequate ventilation. While attic insulation and passive rooftop air vents are standard, they often aren’t nearly powerful enough to push humid, damp air out of your attic. Ventilation is key to allowing your home to …

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Do Solar-Powered Attic Fans Work? An Update on their Performance at Caerula Mar

[Originally published on BryanBaeumler.com March 8, 2021] In Season 2 of Island of Bryan our team came up against a slew of roadblocks relating to moisture issues, including the devastating discovery of rotted wood in the attic spaces, and termites under the tiles, concrete, drywall, and framework of the property. Faced with the conundrum of managing severe …

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Mold and Mildew in Your Attic? How to Prevent This Silent Killer

[Originally published on BryanBaeumler.com March 8, 2021] I’ve witnessed a plethora of home disasters when renovating and constructing, but none as devastating as the destruction caused by mold and mildew. I say this as mold issues pose a serious threat to both the structural integrity of the home and also the health and safety of …

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How Do I Know What Size Solar Powered Attic Fan (SPAF) is Right for Me?

Finding the right size solar attic fan for your space is essential to keeping your home breathing properly. A fan that is too powerful or weak will not address your ventilation problems adequately. Remember: Excessive fan power (high CFM rating) won’t deliver proper ventilation and can even draw out air-conditioned air from the living space, …

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Cobble Beach Golf Resort Hits a Hole-In-One for the Planet with the Installation of Twenty 19W-MOD Solar Ventilation Fans

Award-winning Cobble Beach Golf Resort in Ontario, home of the annual Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance antique automobile festival, gets even greener with the installation of twenty iSolar retrofittable 19W-MOD solar ventilation fans!  After experiencing uncomfortable indoor temperatures within some of the resort buildings and Nantucket-style Clubhouse, Cobble Beach President, Rob McLeese, called upon iSolar Solutions to discuss the potential …

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