Rated 3.8 out of 5Â by 19
Rated 3 out of 5Â by ehawk Easy Gable Install minus humming noise
This was a simple install. Made a rectangular frame from wood beam 2 by 4 to mount the fan to the side vent in the attic. Placed the solar panel on roof and connected through vent to fan motor. Presto! Fan moving quickly and removing the hot air from the attic. House has never been cooler in the summer.
Downside: The fan has a humming noise! The noise is noticeable in the room below the fan! Not recommending this fan since I have to listen to this noise!
July 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Jason A little loud
Unit was easy enough to install, however it produces a fairly loud humming noise and since its above my bedroom, its noticeable and a bit annoying unless I have my windows A/C unit running. It blows a fair amount of air, however it doesn't turn on as early as my other solar fan. It needs a little more light before it starts up.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by tonysofla cools your attic without any extra electricty cost.
1: Face the solar panel straight south with a angle for a 1pm sun.
if you do this and there are no clouds or trees, the fan is spinning real good.
2: You may have to drill new holes for the 4 brackets as you want the duct to be as close
to the vent louvers as possible as to push hot air to the outside and not recirculate it.
3: 20" octagon vent louver is good size for this fan
4: The electrical connector does not easily come off,
forcing you to drill a larger hole than the electrical cords diameter.
5: Check your local HD as this item is now online only item and is on clearance in retail stores.
May 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by flir67 solar attic fan
this product is pretty nice. although when you see the box the fan is not as big as you think. installation is very easy but I suggest you buy some 2x4's to create a simple box frame to mount it on.
in cloudy situations it still works, sun is just flies.its total air output is about 1000cfm. the same a large bathroom fan.the solar panel is 10watts and the motor is 17watts.
if your a late morning sleeper or 3rd shifter don't install over a bedroom. during the morning sun it really goes and can be heard as a faint whirling noise through the ceiling.
May 21, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5Â by HillbillyBob Solar attic fan
I bought this a few years ago.
It did not do so well with only one solar panel,
So I bought a second. It works very well to air out the attic at my last place. It dropped the temp in the attic from 160 degrees F to 100 and cut 25-40$ off my cooling bill and the mold cleared up.
I have moved to a place without and attic and use it in the foundations to dry it out and also move it to my work shed from time to time. It sure beats stringing electric cords or permanant wiring.
June 9, 2008