ENERGY EFFICIENCY, HAIL PROTECTION AND UP TO 60% LESS HEAT THAN OTHER SKYLIGHTS
We all know that hot air rises, but it also expands – in all directions. If you have vents in your roof space they will let warm air out. However, vents only work when the roof space is already warm – and the expanding air starts radiating into your home. Solar Whiz starts when the sun shines on the roof – and therefore prevents the heat from building up
Reduce moisture levels: Solar Whiz is also a very effective way to reduce moisture levels in the roof space. The extraction fan removes moist air, which amongst other damaging effects may cause condensation on the roof – and in extreme cases condensation dripping onto the insulation/ceiling causing damage, such as cracking plaster and peeling paint. A Solar Whiz will also help prevent mould & mildew and protects the roof structure.
Heat extraction from inside the house: Solar Whiz may via a duct (below) remove hot air from specific rooms or areas. It may also be possible to simply place vents in specific rooms and connect the vents into the roof space, which means that the replacement air for the roof space will be partially supplied through these vents.
Solar Whiz can be used across a large number of applications including:
Retrofitting is easy, but every new building should include one or more Solar Whiz fans to improve energy efficiency and comfort levels.
Solar Whiz is powered by a low voltage solar panel and does not require an electrician – or connection to a power point. No wiring means that any handyman can install the Solar Whiz quickly and effectively on the roof. Ask for a copy of our detailed DIY instructions.
The Solar Whiz can be turned to face the sun no matter which way the roof is facing – so not having a north-facing roof is no problem! The adjustable PV panel mounting allows you to choose a suitable angle (up to 80 degrees) for any pitch – even if your roof faces south.
Solar Whiz is designed for durability in Australian conditions and is backed by a substantial warranty 10 Year warranty on PV panel, 2-year warranty on all other components.
Solar Whiz can help reduce the overall heat load in your ceiling, helping you regulate the temperature in your home or office space.
During summer months in Australia, roofing temperature tends to skyrocket to a searing 60ºC – 70ºC. Solar Whiz ejects a big amount of the hot, moist air in your roof and pulls in cooler, fresher air – pushing down your overall ceiling heat to just slightly above the normal ambient temperature.
Solar Whiz even sucks out the heat from your room directly for better, fresher indoors!
This effective solar ventilation system has been designed and manufactured for Global Eco Solutions (GES) and has been set to be discreet. The fan and motor have been produced according to industry standards with an ISO 9001 Quality Standard in mind, making it fit to run under extreme Australian conditions.
From the basic science we all know, hot air tends to not only rise but also expand in every direction as long as there’s open space.
Vents will help let the hot air out, but it’s only effective for rooms that already have warm air. Once air is warm, it does not only go up and out of the vent shafts but also transfer heat into your ceiling and living space through convection.
Solar Whiz is there to make sure that the air is cool and prevent as much heat transfer from even happening.
All photos’, animations and information on this page courtesy of Global Eco & Environmental Solutions www.solarwhiz.com.au