Anyone who has an attic knows that these spaces get hot in the summer. But did you know that your attic can reach up to 165 degrees in the summer? This can be prevented by a solar attic ventilation fan. How Solar Attic Ventilation Works When hot air gets into your attic and skyrockets the temperature, the solar attic fan automatically activates. The fan pushes the hot air and humidity
The garage is the part of the home many of us pay the least attention to. It's the catch-all storage space that we never spend much time in, so many of us don't put garage maintenance at the top of our to-do list. This leads to many common garage maintenance myths. Today we are going to bust 3 garage maintenance myths that could be endangering your home and family. 1.
Garage ventilation is one piece of home maintenance that is too often overlooked. Here are 3 reasons why your garage needs proper ventilation. 1. Ventilate Garage Fumes Many homeowners think it's normal for their garage to stink. But that smell isn't just an unpleasant odor. It can actually be dangerous. Fumes build up from stored chemicals like pool cleaners, floor polish, and other chemicals. Things like paints, pesticides, and gas
Fires are something every property and homeowner hopes they never have to deal with. However, it is always a good idea to have fail safes in place to protect your family, home and property in case of a fire emergency. A key component of fire is oxygen. If your attic would catch fire, you wouldn’t want your solar attic fan to feed the flames during the day and help the
So, what's the situation in Europe? Tenants in the UK’s are facing increasing energy bills of up to £1bn over what they should be paying. Why? Government regulations have left a glaring loophole that too many landlords are all too happy to take advantage of. New regulation ban landlords from neglecting poorly insulated homes starting next April. The regulations are hailed as a great step forward in protecting vulnerable, low
Lakes and ponds used by water utilities have long been viewed with a single purpose: holding water. Now a handful of pioneering water utilities are looking at their aquatic real estate with a new purpose in mind: installing floating solar panels for solar energy generation. Large-scale floating solar projects have been installed in Japan and China, as well as on ponds at California wineries. But solar energy has remained primarily
For many years scientists and engineers have been trying to provide low-cost solar energy by developing a cheap solar cell that is both highly efficient and at the same time simple to build, enabling it to be mass produced. Now, the team led by Empa researcher Ayodhya N. Tiwari has made a major leap forward: the researchers are presenting a new manufacturing technique for CIGS solar cells, in which tiny