Installing a solar attic fan? You may be eligible for a tax rebate or incentive

Installing a solar attic fan in your home is one of the most effective ways to keep your roof properly ventilated, dry and free of debilitating mold. But did you know that you may qualify for government incentives if you choose to install one? 

Solar attic fans have grown significantly in popularity over the past decades due to their proven effectiveness in venting hot air that can build up in an attic’s interior. During the hot summer months, studies have shown that solar attic fans can reduce a home’s indoor temperatures by as much as 10C, which translates into significant savings for both electricity costs and wear on air conditioning systems.

Proper ventilation and cooling of attics also benefits homes in colder climates. Here, solar attic fans prevent snow and ice from building up by melting it upon contact with a home’s roofing materials. In attics that are not properly ventilated, the resulting runoff can cause hazardous ice dams in eavestroughs, and may lead to water seeping into the attic underneath the roof’s shingles. By properly regulating an attic’s temperature, solar attic fans can save homeowners from having to deal with the headache and expense of repairs related to water damage, mold and mildew. 

Recognizing the importance of green technologies in homes, the IRS currently provides American homeowners with a tax credit of up to 30 per cent for retrofitting their homes with alternative energy products. All of iSolar Solutions’s solar attic fans are eligible for federal solar tax credits in the United States. 

In addition to the federal incentives, local governments may also provide homeowners with additional rebates or tax credits for installing solar attic fans. The City of Pasadena in California, for instance, offers homeowners a Solar Attic Fan rebate of up to $100 for fans that are purchased and installed within the city limits. Similarly, Hawaii offers homeowners a rebate of up to $75 for eligible solar attic fan models. Check with your local or state government to see what rebates and incentives a solar attic fan may qualify you for. 

By comparison, Canadian homeowners have more limited options when it comes to green energy incentives, since solar tax credits and rebates in Canada mostly benefit larger solar panel installations. There are winds of change, however, as the country is set to introduce a similar tax credit for solar energy retrofits in 2023, which may assist more homeowners in making green retrofits to their homes.  

No matter the size of your property, iSolar Solutions’ knowledgeable staff can help you find a ventilation solution that is right for you. Some products, like the best-selling 20WSPF-FLEX, are modular in design and can accommodate even the most challenging of installation scenarios. Our solar attic fans also aren’t just limited to improving ventilation in residential attics – iSolar Solutions’ products have been successfully installed in a variety of outdoor buildings, including greenhouses, storage sheds, and even crawl spaces.

All solar attic fans in iSolar Solutions’ product line come with a 20-year limited manufacturer’s warranty for added peace of mind. To learn more about what solar attic ventilation solutions are right for your home, please contact one of our knowledgeable staff. 

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