Pairing the Right Pool Size to Solar Installation Standards

The popularity of pool solar solutions is on the rise, and for a good reason. Solar Pool Heating for pools is great for the environment, and it’s also a customized strategy for those who always want to have sustainable control over water temperature.

Ultimately, a Solar Pool Heater can be fitted to a pool of any size. The general rule of thumb is that the square footage of the installed solar panel collector should be as close as possible to the total square footage of the pool.

That said, solar for pools is very dependent on the average climate and the desired heat levels to be maintained. Pools with larger dimensions will inevitably require more and likely larger solar panels than those needed for a smaller pool.

If you’re interested in pool solar options, it’s essential to consider how many months out of the year that you use your pool. Pools that remain open for the entire year will require larger solar collectors. If your pools open seasonally, you can likely outfit it with smaller panels.

The general recommendation by the Department of Energy is that the solar collector is between 50% and 100% of the pool’s total surface square footage. That means if a pool has dimensions of 15 feet x 20 feet, the solar collector used to generate energy needs to be between 150 and 300 square feet in size.

How does a solar pool heater work?

Solar Pool Heating is a very straightforward process. Your pool water is pumped through a filter and delivered to the solar thermal collectors (the panels). The Pool Solar Panels collect the sun’s rays to heat the water and then return the water back to the pool.

There are checkpoints along this pathway. A check valve prevents pool water from flowing backward in the route, a three-way valve diverts the water either to the panels on the roof for heat or back to the pool if the goal temperature has been reached, and a sensor monitors the water’s heat to ensure it is returned to the pool at the right temperature.

Pool solar installation works as a single, complete unit and can also be used in combination with additional gas or electric heating sources.

Partner with the Professionals at SES of America

Our team is passionate about the eco-friendly solutions we provide, and our knowledgeable and certified staff can provide residential or commercial solar attic fan installation with ease. We use top-of-the-line products and specialize in a wide range of solar options as opposed to many of our competitors.

We support price matching that benefits our customers’ ability to equip their home or business with the right solar products. We’re always here to help people invest in energy-efficient solutions for their homes that make a difference.

The Solar Attic Fan Installation Process

At Solar Energy Solutions of America, we make the solar attic fan installation process simple and streamlined. Simply call us to set up a no-cost consultation so we can evaluate your space and determine how our energy-efficient solutions could be useful.

Our professional staff is always available to help customers not only select just the right products to meet their needs and energy goals but to determine the best place on the roof to guarantee your solar attic fan is working at its most effective level. For many Florida-based customers, this ends up being the south side of the roof which tends to see maximum light exposure.

Once the location is firmly decided upon, it’s time to get the solar attic fan installed. All it takes is a small hole in the roof through which to connect the mounting equipment and your solar fan is ready to go. No need to worry, all equipment is thoroughly checked after installation is complete to make sure it’s up and running properly.

How Solar Attic Fans Work

Creating constant airflow in an attic is the only way to guarantee this space stays between the recommended temperature range of no more than 10 to 25 degrees above the air temperature outside. This is especially important in the summer months.

A solar attic fan facilitates an efficient air exchange by venting out warm air that’s built up as a result of solar heat. This process creates space for fresh, cool air to enter the home and move through ducts from the attic to the living spaces.

As the cool air is moved through a combination of static and soffit vents by the solar-powered fan, a home’s overall temperature remains steadier, making the air conditioner less likely to overheat.

Solar Attic Fans Qualify for Solar Federal Tax Incentives

Every investment you make in solar energy counts when it comes to your taxes. That includes your solar attic fan installation service. Natural Light Solar Attic Fans are so energy efficient that they qualify for Federal Solar Tax Credits as defined in the Emergency Stabilization Act as a residential photovoltaic system.

The energy-efficient components built into solar attic fans mean those who have them installed automatically qualify for a federal tax credit. Once our solar attic fan installers have finished their job, homeowners are eligible for a 26% federal tax credit. This means customers save on air conditioning costs and expenses related to products and installation.

The Advantages of Installing a Solar Attic Fan

Those who call Florida home know that the temperature can be relentless. For many of our customers, solar attic fan installation as a way to beat the summer heat is reason enough.

A solar attic fan can effectively pull heat out of an attic as well as the overall structure of a home. Less heat in the house provides for a more comfortable interior temperature year-round leading to reduced air conditioning costs.

Solar Attic Fan Models

Natural Light manufactures solar attic fans for all roof types and roof pitches for residential homes, industrial buildings, or commercial offices. The roof-mounted solar attic fan, the most popular residential model, installs directly on most roof types, including shingle, metal, and tile roofs.

The gable-mounted model attaches to your homes’ existing gable opening and is powered by a remote solar panel installed on the roof. The garage vent kit adds an exhaust system to the solar attic fan that efficiently pulls hot air out of your garage. The curb-mounted solar attic fan, generally used for commercial applications, attaches to a pre-built curb and can vent up to 3,100 square feet per unit.