We have one roof vent at each end of our 50 x 15 x 4 gable roof; no eave vents. Will this solar vent product work for us? Should we use a thermostat?
We live in So. Calif., and the home is 100 years old. Vents are on west and east ends of house, and positioned in direction of max. air flow. (Winds from the west.)
Thank you for your question on the model 345SOWW solar operated attic fan. The 345SOWW is designed for attics that are a maximum of 3200 cubic feet and has a minimum of 2 square feet of inlet area. If your attic area meets these specifications, it should work fine for you. You should not need to use an additional thermostat. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for further assistance.
Date published: 2014-11-13
Can it be hooked up to a battery for night time operation?
I want to install this in a very small church that is off the grid for ventilation. Services take place in the evening so it is important that it will run when it is dark
Thank you for your question on the model 345SOWW solar operated attic ventilator. We have no option to connect a battery to this unit.
Date published: 2016-09-03
When I can't find prices I go to another site that is more informative. Not being able to quickly ascertain the price of an item is maddening when you are planning a big project. I don't have time for games!
Thank you for your question on product pricing. Since we only sell through distributors, we do not list finish goods pricing on our web site. You can contact the Customer Service Department at 800-558-1711 to get suggested list pricing, but you would probably be better off using the “Dealer Locator” link at the top of our web site page to find distributors in your area to get current pricing. Many of the distributors do have web sites and list their prices.
Date published: 2014-07-01
Will the unit charge sufficiently on the north facing roof?
Similar question was asked but the answer was insufficient. Here's your answer:
"Thank you for your question on the model 345SOBK roof mounted solar powered attic ventilator. The installation instructions are only a recommendation of how and where the unit should be installed. Installation on the south, southwest or west side of the home normally gives you the best opportunity for the solar cells to receive the brightest and longest amount of sunlight."
My roof is 12/12 pitch and the roofers for some reason decided to mount the units on the north-facing roof. Will the unit get enough sunlight to charge sufficiently?
Thank you for your question on Broan attic fans. I cannot honestly tell you if your unit will work properly. The solar power attic fan gets its power from the sun and will only run when the sun is out. How much sun does your roof get on the north side or is there anything shading it out certain times of the day like trees, building structures, ect. The solar power ventilator does not charge or store electricity. It runs when it has enough light to power the motor.
Date published: 2017-08-28