Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 31
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MikeG Really Helps With Los Angeles Heat!
Before installing this fan we had a nonworking A/C attic fan. With the old fan the house was very hot when entering it after work. With the new fan the house feels cooler than outside even without the air-conditioning on. I watched a number of U-Tube videos and installed it myself. My installation was more difficult than most will be, because I had to repair the roof where the previous installer had done a very sloppy job.
May 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GRSMKY EASY TO INSTALL 1hr AND IT WAS DONE & RUNNING
THIS FAN IS QUIET AND REALLY SUCKS THE HOT AIR OUT OF MY ATTIC. THERMOSTAT TURN FAN OFF BELOW 80 DEGREES OR IF YOU WANT DISCONNECT THERMOSTAT AND LET IT RUN WHEN SUN IS SHINING. TO SOON TO ADVISE IF IT HELPS MY AC. I LIVE IN THE DESSERT AND TEMP GETS TO 120 DEGREES EASLY.
April 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dmazzei54 Excellent Product so far
This was easy to install and we hooked up a thermometer, the type where you have a gauge inside and a gauge that tells the temperature outside except that we put the outside one in the attic. The fan is definitely doing the job and how nice not to have an electric bill. We just have the solar panels down, no need to put at an angle in our case. Now we know our shingles will last. In the past 30 years, we had to re-roof our home 3 times and finally someone told us we needed better ventilation in our attic because the heat was "cooking" our shingles. We are happy with our purchase.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kenk Very easy installation . Less than 1 hour to complete
Fan started running as I was installing it ! Very quiet operation. Video on-line was a great help in understanding the written instructions which were somewhat vague.
September 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Coolman ventilation by the sun
This solar powered fan is of quality construction, easy to install and runs whenever there is sunlight. Impressed by the amount of air it moves. it made an instant difference in the attic. A great value.
February 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by robert Should have bought two of them
My handyman helped install it. He has all the right tools and is a craftsman, so we were able to complete a perfect install in about an hour and a half. You'll need at least one tube of Henry's sealant and EIGHT #6 STAINLESS STEEL WASHERS. They give you the screws, but no washers. If you're installing on an asphalt shingle roof, you'll need the washers to keep the screws from sinking through the shingles. We cut the hole, cut the nails under the shingles where the flange would slide, trimmed the shingles so we could slide the fan up between the shingles and the paper. Then, put the fan ON TOP of the shingles and the hole, MARK the screw holes on the shingles, then apply some sealant to the bottom of the fan, slide it up under the shingles, screw it down through the shingles (good thing you bought the stainless washers when you were buying the Henry's), seal the shingles and the seams, and you're done -- almost. If you can access the fan from inside your attic, then go and CAREFULLY cut the little strap that lets the thermostat hang down. If you can't access from inside the attic, then cut it before you slide it in. BE CAREFUL -- there are two tie straps: one that holds the little plastic j-box to the fan that needs to stay on, and another tie strap that holds the sensor up until it's installed. That's the one you cut. Take a good look before you start snipping.
September 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KayakMike Great Attic Fan, Great Cost
This solar powered roof vent or attic fan was very easy to install and works as advertised. It was by far the best one I found in terms of quality and value. I like the adjustable solar panels.
September 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Working higher quality, higher price
We needed two fans for our roof, and possibly more for another building so bought this fan from Home Depot and this another 12.6W from another manufacturer, in order to compare.
The Remington panel is 124 in^2 larger, providing the additional stated 13 watts, however the crystal quality looked more jagged and the solders uneven. Possibly this was just the luck of the draw with these two units. I have not tested output wattage but the rough math does not work out quite right that the additional square area adds 13 watts. Possibly that is due to the relative amount of non-solar perimeter. However the power output noticeably drops with as little at half a hand shading the panel.
The Remington cost approximately $130 more than the other but we saved some of that that in time: see my review of the other for the repairs it needed. As some other reviewers noted, for less expense, one can wire a solar panel to a regular A/C fan. We paid up for convenience and to learn. The Remington installation went smoothly, the metal more finished, powder-coated in most places, and easier to handle than the other, and the wiring does run through the unit to the top-mounted panel.
The Remington is more quiet; I can hear that it is on but it does not draw attention. I believe they are equally quite well-mounted and caulked to the same roofing with similar spacing from joists.
Be aware that for about twenty minutes in the mornings, the fans can cycle on and off as the temperature bounces around, at least that is our hypothesis. Another dollar in thermostat electronics could add a better threshold? In the evenings the fan cuts off due to sundown even though the thermostat is still calling for power and we do not notice the cycling.
June 10, 2014