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Customer Reviews for Ventamatic Solar-Powered Ventilating Fan with Panel - Gable-Mounted Ventilator, Model# VX2515SOLARGABL

Ventamatic Solar-Powered Ventilating Fan with Panel - Gable-Mounted Ventilator, Model# VX2515SOLARGABL

Item# 336620
This Ventamatic Solar-Powered Ventilating Fan with Panel allows you to harness the energy of the sun to keep your attic cool and well-ventilated. Multi-crystal solar panel is installed on your roof to convert the natural energy provided by the sun. The solar panel converts the sunlight into energy, that energy is then sent to a DC motor that is factory installed in a gable-mounted ventilating fan. U.S.A. Battery Type No, Battery Boost No, Solar Panels Included qty. 1, Ventilators Included qty. 1, CFM Up to 1,000, Blade Size in. 14, Solar Panel Wattage 12.6, Works With Gable mounting, Dimensions O.D. x H in. 9 x 17 x 17, Extraction Rate Up to 1,000, Cord Length ft. 25, Auto and Manual Auto, Motor Voltage 17 DC. No energy costs Operates from sunrise to sunset No complicated wiring installation No fuel costs, waste or pollution 12.6 Watt, 18V solar panel Cools your attic extending the roof material life Reduces the load on your air conditioning system Helps protect attic insulation against mold and mildew in winter by removing moisture-filled air Sufficient for an attic up to 1500 sq. ft. with adequate net free area intake
Average Customer Rating:
4.6 out of 5
4.6
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(5 Reviews) 5
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Summary (5 reviews)
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5 of 5(100%)would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for Ventamatic Solar-Powered Ventilating Fan with Panel - Gable-Mounted Ventilator, Model# VX2515SOLARGABL
Review 1 for Ventamatic Solar-Powered Ventilating Fan with Panel - Gable-Mounted Ventilator, Model# VX2515SOLARGABL
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

great product

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October 22, 2011
By wifeofhandyman
from Ann Arbor, Michigan
"We bought this gable vent to install at our cabin. To move stagnet air during the times that we are not there. It also provides a nice breeze for us while we are there. We were so impressed with it, my energy saving husband is buying another for our attic."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+11points
11out of 11found this review helpful.
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Review 2 for Ventamatic Solar-Powered Ventilating Fan with Panel - Gable-Mounted Ventilator, Model# VX2515SOLARGABL
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Good

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August 23, 2010
By davea1
from Lodi, WI
"The unit does a good job of mpving hot air out of the attic, with no cost of power."
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+8points
8out of 8found this review helpful.
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Review 3 for Ventamatic Solar-Powered Ventilating Fan with Panel - Gable-Mounted Ventilator, Model# VX2515SOLARGABL
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

solar gable fan

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October 19, 2009
By specialfx
from Holland,Ohio
"This product is great ! It is easy to install and the solar panel keeps the fan running even on partly sunny days. I installed the solar panel on my roof , which faces south, in under an hour. Installed the fan in less than a half an hour. It keeps my attic pretty cool considering I have a full attic. You might need 2 of these units depending on how big your attic is and how hot it gets. My house faces south with no shade on the roof. For the price you can't beat it."
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+10points
10out of 10found this review helpful.
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Review 4 for Ventamatic Solar-Powered Ventilating Fan with Panel - Gable-Mounted Ventilator, Model# VX2515SOLARGABL
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

Moving Air!

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July 20, 2009
By BilD
from Maine
"Quick and easy to install My attic holds heat and makes the upstaires areas very hot during warm summer weather. I installed the unit in less than 1.5 hours two days ago and have noticed increased evening comfort levels. Just for laughs I climbed a ladder to the gable end vent to check the operation and was met with a blast of heat being shot out of the vent. I installed with only the single solar panel and had to fabricate extension legs for one side to maximize exposure, but not too hard a job."
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+10points
11out of 12found this review helpful.
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Review 5 for Ventamatic Solar-Powered Ventilating Fan with Panel - Gable-Mounted Ventilator, Model# VX2515SOLARGABL
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

Good 1st vent

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July 9, 2009
By Iowatoolgeek
from Des Moines, IA
"This fan is a great addition to passive roof venting. I wanted to exhaust more heated attic air to try to reduce my cooling costs for the living space. My attic will routinely get 50-60 degrees hotter than the inside room temperature in my upstairs on sunny days here in Iowa. (I measure it with a remote wireless thermostat.) I can't tell for certain that it has made great differences in the temperature because there are so many variables in daily outside temperature and I didn't chart it scientifically beforehand. Even so, I know it is useful - it's solar so there's no electrical cost daily and it exhausts hot air so its working. It blows a decent amount of air in full sunlight and even some on cloudy days. I think adding one or two more would be helpful but I'll wait and save up a few dollars before buying another. My only wish is they were less expensive and blew more air. Regardless, it is a good unit and easy to install."
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+9points
9out of 9found this review helpful.
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