Model # 345SOBK

Internet #204070489

Broan 28 Watt Solar-Powered Black Surface Mount Attic Vent
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Broan

28 Watt Solar-Powered Black Surface Mount Attic Vent

$31351 /each
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The Broan 537 CFM Solar-Powered Black Surface Mount Attic Vent 345SOBK removes heat from the attic in summer and helps prevent moisture and ice dams in the winter without using any electricity. It also helps to lower energy costs by reducing running time of air conditioners. Easy retrofit can easily replace standard powered attic ventilators.

  • Broan solar powered surface mount attic ventilators use energy from the sun to operate and require no additional electricity
  • Provides 537 CFM maximum for year round protection for the structure of your home
  • Rated for attics up to 3200 cu. ft., or 1000 sq. ft. with a 6/12 pitch, so your whole house stays cooler
  • Housing is a molded design of UV-stabilized, color-dyed, rugged ABS plastic that withstands hail and resists fading to remain attractive for years, may also be painted to match your roof color
  • Rugged, tempered glass solar panel withstands large hail and won’t delaminate so you can be confident in its reliability, functionality and attractive appearance
  • 28-Watt solar panel captures sunlight from dawn to dusk and efficiently converts it into electric power to keep your attic cool and dry all day long
  • 12 in. Diameter, 1-piece aluminum 5-blade fan is pitched for maximum air flow to keep your living area cooler, extend the life of your air conditioner and save energy and money
  • Aluminum, heavy-gauge corrosion resistant screen helps keep out insects, animals or birds without impeding airflow
  • Optional thermostat is easy to install and disables the motor when the temperature dips below 50-degrees, to extend motor life
  • Because broan solar powered attic ventilators operate without fuel, waste or pollution, they earn points towards green building helping you save money on electricity
  • Compact base footprint means fewer shingles to cut for easier, faster installation
  • Includes stainless steel fasteners and galvanized steel brackets for durability and corrosion resistance
  • Federal tax credit may apply, see http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=tax_credits.tx_index
  • Variable speed motor enables the fan to begin turning slowly when the sun first comes up or on overcast days

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Does the optional thermostat come with this vent or must it be purchased separately?

Does the optional thermostat come with this vent or must it be purchased separately?
Asked by: jay
Thank you for your interest in our Solar powered products. The thermostat is a separate purchase. Our model number for the thermostat is CWT45, and it can be purchased on Home Depot's site. If you have further questions about this model, dial 888-336-6151 and our Technical Support Department can assist you further. Thanks, again.
Answered by: NuToneCustomerSupport
Date published: 2016-11-03

Can this be used to replace a side vent?

Asked by: PJ
not really, you would be better w/ a remote solar panel which could be positioned more directly toward the sun for maximum efficiency....tommyboy in florida
Answered by: tommyboy
Date published: 2017-03-08
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Customer Reviews

28 Watt Solar-Powered Black Surface Mount Attic Vent is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It failed in a month, but keep reading... Within a moth of operation the motor failed. Until then the unit operated as promised and did a great job of cooling the house (we live in Hawaii). After noticing the unit wasn't operating I called customer service which transferred me over to Trish in the tech department. She assessed the problem to be the motor. The new motor was back ordered until 8/1 and I received it on 8/4. I've yet to get up on the roof and install it, but I'm confident it will do the trick. I'll let you know. But the purpose of this revue is to commend the Broan team on their excellent customer service. I didn't have to send copies of my receipt, go up on the roof to pull the old motor out and pay to send it to them, or pay shipping on the new motor... no hassles at all! (In spite of the complex legalese in their warranty) I was treated with respect and they stand behind their product. This is the way customer service should be! Thanks, Trish, and the crew at Broan!
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful fan. Almost perfect product... This fan was a straightforward, simple install. It can move some serious air when the heat hits hard (100+ in my area)! I immediately noticed a big difference in my 1949 home. Unfortunately, after running for about two months, the fan stopped working because the bracing holding the motor got loose. The motor slid downward to the point where the fan blades started hitting the braces that attach the hood to the base. Eventually the fan blades got lodged against the bracing and the fan stopped moving. Luckily the motor did not burn out and I was able to shove in a couple of wedges and tie wraps to prevent this from happening again (see picture). This fan does run pretty hard so my guess is that the bracing wasn't tight enough coming from the factory. Other than that little issue, this is a great fan. A bit pricey for my taste but it's a simple DIY so it's worth the price.
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Idea! Very easy to install. Awesome value! Love the solar powered feature. Speed varies with sunlight.
Date published: 2014-10-08
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