Roof Solar Vent
If you’re planning to install a new heating system in your house, you’ll probably be thinking about how much money you should put down on it. You might consider installing a programmable thermostat, which lets you set the temperature according to your schedule.
A programmable thermostat can save you energy costs because it automatically adjusts the temperature based on the amount of sunlight hitting your windows. But before you go ahead and buy one, you should know that programmable thermostats aren’t necessarily better than manual ones. In fact, they may actually cost you more in the long run.
So, if you’re considering buying a programmable thermostatic device, read our guide to learn everything you need to know.
What is a solar vent?
Solar vents can be made from any number of materials, including metal, plastic, wooden, or some tiles. All of them perform the same basic task: providing ventilation by letting cool outside weather in and letting warmer inside weather out.
When should you use a solar vent?
Solar vent systems are great because they do not require any maintenance. They do not get dirty or corrode. They are easy to install and inexpensive.
Additionally, they are effective and efficient. In areas where summers are hot, solar vent systems can reduce energy usage and lower utility bills.
For those who live in colder climates, solar vent systems can make your house feel warmer and more comfortable.
How to install a solar vent
Installing roof solar vents requires little effort. You’ll only need to take down your old rooftop vents and then replace them with new ones. First, check whether or not your house faces direct sunlight. If it does, have a professional or electrical engineer relocate the electricity supply cables away from the location where the solar vents will be installed.
Once that’s done, apply a sealant to the frame of the solar vents and then screw them onto your shingled roofs.
Afterward, mark the locations of the holes in your shingled roofs and then insert screws or nails through these holes and into the frames of the solar vents.
Lastly, cover any gaps around the edges of the solar vents with caulking or silicon sealant to prevent moisture from getting inside the ventilation openings and causing mold or rot.
Benefits of a solar vent
A solar vent is an effective method of regulating room temperatures without the use of an AC. These devices work by transferring heat between warm and cold areas.
Warmth enters through the top of the device and moves down to the bottom where it is released back into the room.
Coolness enters through the bottom of the device and travels up to the top where it is released back out into the room.
In order to make these vents efficient, they must be placed high enough above ground level to allow warm and cool outdoor breezes to pass through them. Vents should also be located near windows to ensure that they remain open during the day.
Drawbacks of a solar vent
Solar vent systems are not perfect. In colder climates, they may not perform very well because the openings are so small. And even if you live in a place where the weather is warm year-round, solar vent systems won’t work well if your house faces south or east.
However, they’re an affordable option for homeowners who want to improve indoor quality in the winter months.