Sustainability expert, Warren McLaren has highlighted his
plans to use a SolarWhiz hot air extraction fan to boost the environmental
performance of his latest project.
After more than a decade of scrutinising and writing about
environmentally sustainable design and building products for Infolink and BPN
magazines, McLaren bravely turned the microscope on his own retrofit project to
reveal his products of choice.
McLaren’s project is unfinished however, and like most
perfectionists has made plans to improve on his recent renovation.
“What is still to be done? A massive amount. I’d love to
cover those black roof tiles with a light coloured reflective paint, or at the very least
install a sun-powered, hot air extraction fan, like the SolarWhiz,” said
About the SolarWhiz (from the website):
The Solar Whiz is a powerful solar ventilator & heat extractor fan that
operates completely without electricity. It is ideal for roof
ventilation and home cooling in summer, and great for reducing moisture
levels and condensation in the roof space in winter. The superior
performance, as well as ability to adapt to different climates and
applications, its ease of installation, and a flexible design specifically for
Australian roofs have all underpinned the success for our roof cooling
Eliminating the heat build-up in your roof space (roof
cooling) reduces the heat load on your ceiling, and stops heat from penetrating
into your living space. This results in lower internal temperatures and could
save you hundreds of dollars on cooling costs by improving the efficiency of
your existing air conditioning systems.
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