Rand Solar Testimonials
I installed this attic fan few days ago - installation, including cutting the new hole and adding a few new shingles to ensure a water tight install took less than two hours. We've had awful problems with the heat coming down from the attic of our 100 year old home and making our second floor unusable. Both of our offices are on the second floor and we work from home, so living in the swamp that is Washington, DC - we often work from the living room in the summer.
The first day after installing this, the temperature on our second floor dropped by ten degrees. The attic is a little under 900 sq. ft. and had awful insulation - with some areas having none at all. Today we installed 21 inches of AttiCat blown-in fiberglass insulation. Between the two, I expect our electric bill will drop quickly and out second floor will be as comfortable, if not more than our first.
The fan is working so well, I am considering adding one to the bump out on the back of the house that has an inaccessible attic space.
Installed this nine days ago. Extremely quiet. Cannot hear it from the inside of the house! It is worth the money up front because you will never see it on your electric bill. My husband was able to install this himself. We are happy we purchased it. We saw other units comparable to this one on line that had to have a separate thermostat purchased which added to the cost. This is a ready to go self contained unit. Just install it and it does the rest. No wiring required! Highly recommended.
The rand solar fan is built with quality materials, and runs smoothly and quietly. The cheap solar fans you can get at HD and Lowe's are fine for a garage installation, but this thing sits right over our master bedroom so I'm glad I spent the extra $$ to get something that I will never hear a peep from. And oh yeah, our house was 5-10 degrees cooler the first week after installation.
Easy installation and they work great! Beats the heck out of the other two electric attic fans I have in the middle of the house. My brother easily installed one of these over my garage and another on the other side of the house, it took him less than two hours to do both. To give you an idea of the area of the roof, when i purchased the shingles to have the roof done, I bought 65 squares worth.
I can only imagine how much I would've saved (in electrical bills, because the other two I have are electrical) had I discovered these solar fans back in 2009, which is when I had my flat roof lifted to a 6/12 roof pitch. These solar fans are quiet and seem to make a big difference in the temperature of my attic, i decided to buy these myself after getting a quote from a radiant barrier technician, who quoted me $1100 for one.