The Solar Whiz solar roof ventilator unit is up to 23 times more powerful than your average whirlybird! Our whirlybird alternatives are available in 4 different sizes:
Solar Roof Ventilators
SW-RAF700 (SW 900) – Moving 700 cubic metres of air per hour
SW-RAF-R-1200 – Moving 1200 cubic metres of air per hour
SW-RAF-R-1700 – Moving 1700 cubic metres of air per hour
SW-RAF-R-2300 – Moving 2300 cubic metres of air per hour
In comparison, the average whirlybird struggles to move 100 cubic metres of air per hour; a huge contrast to the capacity for one Solar Whiz unit. Our exhaust fans are far more efficient than whirlybirds and will make a noticeable difference to your indoor climate.
Cool Your Roof Space with Our Solar Roof Ventilator
The Solar Whiz solar whirlybirds roof ventilation systemhas $0 running costs and only relies on the sun to cool your roof space. The fan draws hot air out of your roof space and home, introducing fresh, cool air instead. The Solar Whiz is completely powered by solar energy and provides effective roof ventilation on sunny days, helping you control the temperature in your home.
Did you know that the temperature in your roof can get as high as 60 degrees? Check out our energy efficient air conditioning alternative animations.
Imagine what that heat build up in your home does to your cooling and A/C bills!
The Solar Whiz roof ventilator system uses heat extraction and roof ventilation to effectively minimise the heat build up in your house. It’s much more powerful than whirlybirds and relied on the sun, instead of wind or existing heat build up. On those stifling hot summer days when there’s no wind, a wind-driven whirlybird wouldn’t achieve anything. The Solar Whiz, however, will work extremely effectively all day, utilising the sunlight to cool down your home.
The solar roof ventilator unit removes heat from the home like whirlybirds, but at a much faster rate – enabling a more effective roof ventilation process.
Installation and Use
Whether you own a two storey home or a single storey home, ease of installation makes Solar Whiz roof ventilators are ideal for DIY or you may organise installation via one of our dealers. Either way, a Solar Whiz roof ventilator can be installed in almost any home, regardless of design, to help you stay cool over summer. Installing and using our whirlybirds alternative is extremely easy and simple.
A major benefit of the Solar Whiz unit which many of our customers prefer over your average whirlybird (apart from the huge airflow capacity) is the ability to have the units run when you want them to. You can purchase a Solar Whiz unit with an adjustable thermostat so that you can start and stop the unit at any temperature you choose to set it to. For example, if you set the thermostat at 25 degrees, as soon as the temperature edges over 25 degrees the solar roof ventilator will start running! Unlike the whirlybird which has no way to control starting or stopping.
Our Solar Whiz units (also referred to as solar whirly birds) are installed in a very similar manner to traditional whirlybirds. The flashing is similar and fitting the unit (solar whirlybird) onto the flashing is faster and easier compared to a conventional whirlybird installation – because you don’t need to level the roof ventilator.
Use the links below for detailed instructions for Solar Whiz (solar whirlybird) installation and for videos showing Solar Whiz roof ventilation installations on both tile and tin roofs.