About Solar Roof Ventilators

How Solar Roof Ventilators add comfort to your home

 

  • Does your house get too hot, especially in summer?   
  • There is a surprisingly simple, economical cooling solution that always works.
  • Be amazed at the effectiveness of a small, powerful extraction fan.   It always works!
  • We compare Australia’s leading brands and can advise you on how to solve your heat problem.
  • We use the best-performing brands because when you want the heat gone, you want it ALL gone.
  • The performance of these products does not compare with the cheaper hardware-store models.

 

Proven reliable, high-performance heat extraction fans in our experience, always really work.

solar roof ventilator installation

“Wow. What a difference Solazone has made to our home’s interior comfort levels.
We thought “Whirly Birds” were the way to go until a friend recommended the Solazone  Solar Roof Ventilators.
Unbelievable, the difference in extraction levels, no noise, and no added running costs.
From the initial contact with Solazone Queensland to installation, all ran smoothly.
What a pleasure dealing with a company so efficient, passionate and knowledgeable about its wide range of products.
All dealings with Carolyn and Ernest were handled promptly, in an efficient, professional, clear, polite and explanatory manner.
Such a rewarding experience dealing with another friendly, approachable and expanding local business.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this company and its product range.
Robert, Maleny. Queensland.  March 2017

 

What is a solar roof ventilator?

Sectional view of a solar roof ventilator

A sectional view of a solar roof ventilator

Solar Roof Ventilators are used for ventilating houses, garages, commercial buildings, offices, factories, warehouses, schools, gyms, nursing homes, sheds, beach houses, caravans & indoor swimming pools.   

If you have a place that is too hot, and could do with removing the heat all day, every day during the summer, for free, this is your answer.

 

How does a Solar Roof Ventilator work?

Diagram showing a solar roof ventilator cooling the roof space

Diagram showing a solar ventilator cooling the roof space

 

  • Solar Roof Ventilators quietly remove heat from your roof or ceiling space, all day, every day, starting from first light.
  • Because heat no longer builds up inside the ceiling space, it doesn’t radiate down into the house through the ceiling.
  • Therefore the rooms underneath feel cooler and more comfortable, day and night.  Very simple, and very effective.
  • Solar-powered  – increased comfort, but with no running cost – Save hundreds of dollars in energy bills.
  • Reduce your conventional air conditioning costs – as they don’t have to work as hard, or as often – and you live in a fresher-air environment.
  • Solar Roof Ventilators run best when it’s sunny and hot, and that’s when the heat problem is usually at its worst.

 

 Why these work, and  how they work >>>>>

 

If you use a roof-mounted ducted air conditioning system, a solar roof ventilator can dramatically increase the efficiency of the air conditioning system, by cooling the roof space so the air conditioner doesn’t need to work as hard to effectively cool the house.

 

Comparing solar roof ventilators with “Whirlybird” wind ventilators

  • Solar Roof Ventilators extract up to 20 times the amount of hot air than a wind-driven ventilator.
  • The smallest Solar roof ventilator can remove 10-15 times more hot air than a standard whirlybird, and the larger models remove even more hot air than that.
  • The difference in the cooling effect is remarkable.   Ask anyone who has made the change.  The solar roof ventilator runs hardest when the sun is out, regardless of whether there is any breeze.
  • Solar roof ventilators don’t make noise at night or cause drafts during cold winter days.
  • Solar roof ventilators extract hot air fast, exactly when the heat needs to be removed – that is, on hot days when the sun is shining!   Solar ventilators run the whole day, from early morning, and the roof space never gets to heat up.

 

Solar roof ventilators that suit any roof type, slope, or direction.

Solar whiz SW2100-RAF solar roof ventilator fitted to metal tray roof in Melbourne

Solar whiz installed on a cliplock metal tray roof in Melbourne –

  • Expels heat and ventilates the roof space, without power bills or carbon emissions.
  • Draws cooler replacement air from outside, or from the ceiling of rooms inside the house.
Solar Whiz SW1400-RAF solar roof ventilator on west-facing tile roof

Solar Whiz facing north, on a west-facing concrete tile roof –

  • Solar whiz can have the solar panel facing any direction and tilt angle.
Solar whiz solar roof ventilator can face any direction or angle

Solar whiz is adaptable and can face any direction or angle

Models that we recommend:

1.   Solazone – high-performance imported models

2.   Solar Whiz – premium Australian-made models

 

What size best suits my house?

Remember – when you want the heat removed, you want it all removed!  

Up-size for better performance.  NEVER buy one that is too small.

 

Bushfire safety mesh.

  • Some roof-mounted models can be supplied with small-grade mesh (1.5 mm openings) to comply with Bush Fire Standards.
  • Airflow is reduced by around 30%, so always go up a size to get the equivalent airflow effect.

 

Adjustable Mechanical Thermostat.

Adjustable Thermostat

Adjustable Thermostat $88

  • With a thermostat, you can control exactly when the Solar Heat Extractor will operate – starts when the temperature exceeds your preset limit.
  • This means that once your set temperature is exceeded during summer, all hot air is extracted from the roof, but during winter the thermostat can be set to retain the heat and help keep the house warm

 

Night Operations (Constant Current) Pack.

Solar Whiz Night operations pack

The Night Operation Pack cuts in whenever the sun is not shining bright enough to run the fan at full speed.    It boosts the solar ventilator from the mains during the day when the weather is cloudy and runs it at night as well.    Ideal for very hot homes or workplaces, or stuffy or dusty environments, where you want to clear the air overnight and have fresh by morning.

The top-up of power works completely automatically and will operate the fan from solar or from the mains power at any time, based on the thermostat setting. 

SolarWhiz Wiring Diagram with night operations pack

 

Solazone Vogue – a low-profile solar ventilator with an integrated solar panel

Solazone solar ventilator sv3200f-roof

Solazone Vogue solar ventilator on a colorbond roof.

 

Solazone Ventura – with tilt-adjustable solar panel and extra-large venturi throat.

Waterproof installation of sv3500 solar ventilator

Water-tight installation of Ventura solar ventilator on clip lock roof.

 

Solazone Ally Cat – soft base aluminium solar roof ventilator with a separate solar panel.

Alley Cat on a black tile roof

Alley Cat on a black tile roof

 

Metal Eave Vents.

Metal Eave Vents assist in directing the flow of replacement cooler air inside the roof space, and ensure the cooler replacement air will remove heat from all of the ceiling area.

Bushfire-rated Eave Vents - 450 x 250

Bushfire-rated Eave Vents – 450 x 250

 

Adjustable Ceiling Vents.

Drawing air directly from the ceiling of rooms within a house or building effectively assists in cooling the rooms, as well as cooling the roof space above.  

Ceiling vents are closeable, to retain building heat in winter.

Installing ceiling vents allows the Solar Roof Ventilator to also cool the rooms

Use ceiling vents to remove the hottest air directly from uncomfortably hot rooms, or upstairs areas of larger houses.

Adjustable ceiling vents 150mm - 300mm to ventilate the room

Adjustable ceiling vents 150 mm – 300 mm

 

ceiling vent installation

 

Industrial Solar Ventilators.

Really BIG solar ventilators for the really BIG jobs, like whole factories, etc.

Solarwhiz 155w roof ventilator underside

Solarwhiz 155w roof ventilator underside

See more details of Industrial solar ventilators here:

 

If you found the information on this page helpful and would like to learn more, you can download my book, “Cooling your home for Free”.   This is a free download.  Enjoy.

Cooling your home for free book

The normal price is $14.95, but you can download it here, for free

 

Once again, see our best-performing Solar Roof Ventilator products right here:

1. Solazone Solar Roof Ventilators

2. Solar Whiz roof ventilators

 

Enquire here, or ask a question:

Queensland:    (07) 5448 8304      qld @ solazone.com.au

Victoria:            (03) 9808 7337      vic @ solazone.com.au

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