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. This 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. Solar attic fans prevent snow and ice from building up by melting it upon contact with a home’s roofing materials. The resulting runoff can cause hazardous ice dams in eavestroughs. This in turn 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.
Local governments may also provide homeowners with additional rebates or tax credits for installing solar attic fans. Homeowners in the City of Pasadena, for instance, qualify for a Solar Attic Fan rebate of up to $100 if they buy solar attic fans 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 are available for solar attic fans.
By comparison, Canadian homeowners have more limited options when it comes to green energy incentives. Solar tax credits and rebates in Canada mostly benefit larger solar panel installations. There are winds of change, however, as Canada is set to introduce a similar tax credit in 2023. These changes may assist more Canadian homeowners in making green retrofits to their homes.
No matter the size of your property, iSolar Solutions’ knowledgeable staff can help you find the right ventilation solution. Some products, like the best-selling 20WSPF-FLEX, are modular in design and can accommodate even the most challenging of installation scenarios. Our products have been successfully installed in 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. To learn more about what solar attic ventilation solutions are right for you, please contact one of our knowledgeable staff.