Is your home well ventilated? A home with good ventilation is a cool, calm environment, perfect for you and your family. But, what method can you use to easily achieve a ventilated home?
Achieving effective ventilation doesn’t have to be a complicated task! A simple solar whirlybird installation is quick and easy and will remove the hot air stuck in your attic space. But, how else can solar whirlybirds benefit your home?
Read on to discover the top 6 reasons why you should switch to a solar whirlybird.
What Is a Whirlybird?
A whirlybird is a roof vent, also known as a turbine vent. Designed in a bulbous shape, a whirlybird is sliced with distinctive fins that catch the wind as it blows. The whirlybird will then spin, drawing cool air into the vent and circulating the air below in the attic space.
Likewise, hot air in the static space will be drawn into the open air due to the spinning action of the whirlybird.
How Does a Whirlybird Work?
A whirlybird works to keep your home cool. During the hot summer months, the sun’s heat can be uncomfortable. Particularly in the home where hot air becomes trapped and cannot escape.
As the hot air rises, it becomes stuck between the ceiling and the roof in the attic. Releasing this hot air into the atmosphere would immediately add a cool effect and sense of relief to your home.
The whirlybird helps to release the hot air. As the wind blows, the whirlybird catches the cooler air and naturally spins as it absorbs more and more wind. This air is then pushed into the attic space by the whirlybird. This provides your home with cooler air and allows hot air to be pushed back out.
The whirlybird will also help to reduce condensation due to less hot air remaining in the attic space. Mould and mildew will be prevented, as will potential issues with dampness.
What Is a Solar Powered Whirlybird?
Solar powered whirlybirds harness the power of the sun to help your whirlybird spin faster than the speed of the wind alone. A solar whirlybird works up to 15x faster than a manual whirlybird. This means you can remove up to 15x more hot air from your home!
You can add a cool air flow to your home whilst removing a large amount of hot air. In contrast to air conditioning, you will have zero running costs to pay after the solar whirlybird has been installed in your home.
Your solar roof ventilation works by using the sun’s energy, just like solar skylights do with a solar panel. In return, your solar vents will reduce your roof temperature and provide fresh air into your home.
Top 6 Reasons to Switch to a Solar Whirlybird
Why should you switch to a solar whirlybird? Here are our top reasons why switching to a solar whirlybird is the best step for you!
1. Remove Hot Air
Your home gets seriously hot in the heat! Even if the outdoor temperature is around 30 degrees Celsius, your attic space can reach a staggering 60 degrees Celsius. The heat build up can be unbearable!
Solar whirlybirds help to remove 1500/m3 of hot air every hour, without any cost to you! You will immediately reduce and remove hot air inside of your home, providing a cooler home for your family to enjoy.
2. Zero Running Costs
Using the sun’s energy for solar power is a no-brainer! Why spend thousands of dollars each year on air conditioners when you can use the sun’s rays for free?!
Solar powered whirly birds require no running costs and no maintenance costs. Once your solar whirlybird installation is complete, simply let it start to effectively cool your home down.
3. Winter Benefits
As well as benefitting your home in the summer season, a solar whirlybird will also benefit your home in winter. Moisture in the air can cause mould, dampness, and mildew.
A solar powered whirlybird will remove condensation from your roof space and make sure you gain the most from your attic insulation.
4. Effective Insulation
If your home insulation becomes too hot or too moist, it will not work as effectively as it should. Solar ventilation regulates the air in the attic space, ensuring your insulation performs effectively for your home.
5. Zero Noise
How much noise does your air conditioning system make? Solar powered whirly birds are a quiet alternative, simply getting on with their job of keeping your roof cavity cool.
A solar whirly bird is waterproof and will not allow any rainwater to get into your attic. The specially designed fins ensure that zero rainwater can access the device and your home. Try solar whiz units for your home today!
Visit Evo Build for Your Roofing Supplies!
Whichever roofing solution you decide to go with, Evo Build can help you source the best products! From roof flashing to roofing systems, ask an Evo Build expert today how you can keep your home cool in the summer.
Why not ask about the Rapid Ridge dry fixed roofing system? With built-in ventilation, you will not find a better way to ventilate your home than installing a Rapid Ridge roof. Contact Evo Build today for a bespoke quote!