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How Many Solar Attic Fans Do I Need?

The Importance of the Environment in the Upcoming Election

Can the solar energy industry continue to expand if the Senate changes hands? Our country’s solar and wind power industries have achieved enormous growth thanks to a more informed and concerned population, the motivation of tax credits and advantageous regulations. On the other hand, fracking, a poorly regulated, dangerous and unfortunately increasingly growing industry, is garnering support that would pose a serious threat to solar energy incentives. The cheap shale gas produced by fracking is providing ammunition to those opposing solar energy incentives, creating a very real risk to our nation’s renewable energy sector. Before you head to the polls in the next few weeks, you need to know that changes in Washington can directly affect your personal health and the health of those you love. Select leaders that can’t be bought or influenced by deep-pocketed lobbyist who want to leave the safety of the environment in the hands of future generations. There may be no future generations if we don’t address the damage we’ve inflicted on our planet. Here are a few points you should keep in mind.

Facts:

  • Solar power is safe, effective and economical
  • It is reported that between 1977 and 2013, overall cost associated with solar power fell by 99% (75% since 2008)
  • In 2013 solar installations climbed to 5.1 gigawatts, nearing the national total 13 gigawatts, which is enough to power 2.2 million homes here in the USA
  • The National Renewable Energy Laboratory a division of the U.S Department of Energy has predicted that wind and solar may produce 15% of U.S. electricity by 2020, 27% by 2030 and 50% by 2050.
  • Despite the natural gas industry’s hesitation to engage in dialogue about the dangers of fracking, the nasty secret is out. Toxic chemicals, including hydrochloric acid and antifreeze are released into water supplies as a result of the fracking process
  • An April, 2014 article published on Bill Moyers’ Blog cited a paper published by in Environmental Health Perspectives, a peer-reviewed journal published by the National Institutes of Health, stating: “Gas extraction produces a range of potentially health-endangering pollutants at nearly every stage of the process.”
  • Studies conducted by Duke University in conjunction with Ohio State University, Stanford, Dartmouth and the University of Rochester found that fracking drillers have repeatedly ignored state regulations resulting in contamination of water supplies in several states
  • Incidents directly associated with fracking and fracking generated products have killed

The bottom line is simple. When you go to the polls in November, know where your candidates stand on solar and wind energy, climate change, and the health of our planet. Vote responsibly.

Solar Powered Attic Fans-Year Round Protection for a Healthier Home

Annual Weather Summary: November 2014 to October 2015

Winter will be colder and slightly wetter than normal, with above-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be in late December and early and mid-January. The snowiest periods will be in mid- and late December, mid-January, and early to mid-February.

April and May will be warmer and generally drier than normal.

Summer will be hotter and drier than normal, despite a tropical storm threat in early to mid-August. The hottest periods will occur in early June, mid- to late July, and early to mid-August.

September and October will be warmer than normal, with near-normal rainfall.

Well there you have it…the Old Farmer’s Almanac weather predictions for the upcoming year.  It will be an unusually cold and snowy winter, a hotter than usual summer and fall.  Now that we have this information, how would you like another prediction?  You’re going to need a solar attic fan.  Oh, not just any solar attic fan…a solid metal, American-made, well-warrantied attic fan from Yellowblue.

Why is it that when people think about attic fans, they only think of the warmest months of the year.  Attic fans can help maintain the integrity and safety of your home, your roof and your heating and air-conditioning system throughout the year.

During cold, wet and snowy months, ice blocks have a tendency to accumulate on various areas of a roof. Their weight and dampness cannot only damage roofing shingles, but as they melt, the moisture can seep into the attic resulting in the formation of mildew and serious mold.

During the hottest months of the year, an attic fan can significantly reduce attic temperature by promoting ventilation.  It can also reduce the impact of the sun’s heat on roofing shingles.  During nightfall, an attic fan can inhibit the condensation that also leads to the development of mildew and mold.

If your one of the countless people that use attics for storage, you should also consider the damage an unhealthy attic can cause on the many valuable things you keep there.  Trunks, chests and boxes are not impervious to dampness and water damage.  There is no price one can place on mementos, photographs, your child’s first handmade birthday card or holiday ornament.  An attic fan can a help maintain the condition of all these things.

Don’t let your attic become a source of residential pollution, mildew and mold.  Preserve your home’s health, the integrity of your roof and the efficiency of your air conditioning system with one effective product.  The best part: solar power always equates to an economical solution.  Begin saving money all the way around with a Yellowblue solar powered attic fan.