Solar power ventilation is a comparatively new concept, which is gaining largely in popularity lately. Anything which is related to solar instantly grabs attention as people across the world now look forward to more sustainable and cost-effective resources of energy.
However, when it comes to solar-powered ventilation, many are confused about the concept.
When it comes to the ventilation system, people used to get it confused with attic fans. So, what is the major difference between solar attic fans and powered attic-ventilators?
Attic fans are installed primarily to help the homes to be cooler at nights. This mechanism works with large vents on the rooftops, which gathers the warmer air indoor to the attic and exhausts it through roof vents. Along with, the homeowners open their windows to let the cool air of night to enter inside, which ultimately ensures circulation of air and lowers energy cost.
Even though powered ventilation is not fully meant for home cooling, they mostly get confused with whole house attic fans. This mechanism can surely be used to keep your home cool with solar powered ventilation. Powered ventilators also have fans with an objective of reducing the need for indoor cooling. This will further ensure lowering energy consumption and ventilate the attic.
So, instead of exactly cooling, powered ventilators are functional in exhausting the hot and humid air off the attic. The whole idea is of letting the cool outdoor air to enter the home through the vents. Powered ventilation is connected to a thermometer, which turns on and cut off the fan when heat rises and falls.
So, powered ventilation along with appropriate air conditioning system can keep the household appropriately cooled by consuming lesser energy. However, one needs to be careful about a lot of variables like proper sealing of the attic. Otherwise, while working in an air-conditioned environment, ventilators may pull of the conditioned air through the gaps and exhaust it, which ultimately create an adverse impact inside the room.