When people think of solar energy they may think of panels on the wall being used
for additional electrical power. What they may not realize is that it is also possible to cool their homes with it.
This is the case if you use solar fans. With the right type of solar fans you can keep your home cool without the
need for traditional electrical fans that run on fossil fuels.
While you may not necessarily need air conditioning in the summer rooms can get
very stuffy in hot conditions. In the hottest days it is advisable to not spend too long outside. This is
especially the case if you have young children or more vulnerable older people outside as this can have a negative
effect on their health.
Once you have installed solar fans they work in pretty much the same way as an
electric one would. The difference is that solar power fans are powered by photo voltaic panels. These convert
sunlight into electrical energy and this in turn is used to push the fans to produce the desired cooling
One concern people may have with solar fans is the initial cost. It is
true that a lot of models are more expensive than traditional electrical models when
they are first being installed. However it is worth noting that these models once installed cost a lot less in
terms of electricity bills and therefore it is likely that you will save a lot more money in the long
There are two different types of solar fans. There are those that are already
assembled and simply require you to cut a hole in the roof and screw them in place. You can also get kits that you
can assemble for yourself. What you choose is dependent on your own budget and your own confidence in your
As well as the different types of solar fans it is worth considering the kind of
benefits each individual brand offers. For example you may be concerned about the possibility of them rusting. Some
brands have specifically rust proof solar power fans. Others have been specifically designed to reduce the risk of
leaking and so forth.
Another benefit of using solar fans is that they are quieter than traditional
electric fans. This is a common complaint of users when they install fans in their homes. A quieter operation gives
you the benefit of cooler air without having to talk over the noise. Some brands may vary so it is advisable to
look at customer reviews to get feedback on their experience of using the different types to see which offers the
With a number of products that promote energy efficiency it may be possible to get
grants and it may be possible to get one for using solar fans. Your local government should offer information on
this. Look online for more information and to compare the various brands of solar power fans available to see which
is best for your home.