Solar Guys


The Solar Guys - Saturday, December 21, 2013

A skylight is the best way to get natural daylight into an interior room, and a solar tube is the best way to get natural sunlight in from the roof. At The Solar Guys we use exclusively Solatube brand solar tubes. Why? We use them because they are the best on the market. With its advanced optics the Solatube system provides as much light as much larger conventional skylights.

These solar tubes, or tubular skylights, actually cost less than a window or skylight and because there is no structural reframing they are faster to install, about 2 hours if installed by one of our certified experts. So quit turning on lights in the daytime! That is not good for your budget or the environment. Another thing to consider is heat loss or gain; windows, including traditional skylights are one of the worst challenges to your indoor climate control. Tinted windows can do a lot to keep the heat either in or out, but why add a traditional skylight window when tubular skylights are less expensive and more effective.

Another big difference between traditional skylights and solar tubes is the consistency of light; Solatube tubular skylights give consistent light all day long. Also, in case your tubular skylight is too bright, there is a daylight dimmer available which lets you control the amount of light using a switch. Here is another great option; since many of those dark places are also likely to be stuffy, you can opt for a ventilation add-on kit, a two in one feature for increasing air flow without cluttering up limited ceiling space.

That is all well and good during the day, but what about at night? No problem, a tubular skylight can provide nighttime light from the same fixture. There are 2 options. The first is the light ad on kit allows you to have a bulb inside the tube which can be turned on with a switch after dark. The second is the Solatube smart LED system; the integrated LED light activates automatically when needed and can include an occupancy sensor so that the LED lights only come on when someone is in the room. Now THAT is going to save a lot of electricity!!

Solatube has the best roof piece that will not degrade or cause damage to your roof over time. Inside there are several styles of light fixture to choose from. You do not have to settle for an unappealing look.

If you are trying to keep your home energy efficient as well lit one of the most economical and efficient choices you can make is to contact The Solar Guys and find out what a Solatube tubular skylight can do for you!

Solar Powered Attic Fans

The Solar Guys - Friday, December 20, 2013

Solar powered attic fans can lengthen the life of your air conditioner and reduce your cooling bill at the same time. Think of this – your air conditioner works hard to keep your house cool so that you can stay comfortable even during the hot summer months. What your air conditioner does not cool is your attic. While the sun beats down on your house, your attic gets hotter and hotter. This heat leaks into your house, forcing your air conditioner to work even harder to maintain comfortable interior temperatures. By investing in solar powered attic fans you can take some of the pressure off of your air conditioner without adding any pressure to your electric bill.

Solar powered attic fans harness the power of the sun to help cool your attic. These fans circulate air and ventilate your attic, keeping the heat from building up. As your attic stays cooler, your home will stay cooler as well. Your air conditioner won’t have to work nearly as hard to keep your home comfortable, which will extend its life while reducing your cooling bill.

No matter what style of roof you have, we have an attic fan to suit your needs. For a low sloped roof with a smaller area you might want a classic roof mount fan. If you have a steep sloped roof with a large or small area, or a low sloped roof with a large area you will be better off with a more robust roof mount fan. In situations where there are gable vents, dormer vents, whirlybirds or powered vents, an interior mount may be the best option.

If you’re concerned about the added cost of solar powered attic fans – relax! They cost nothing to run because they use the sun as a power source. Once you choose the right fan for your attic and have it installed, all it can do is save you money. Reduce your electric bill and your air conditioner’s maintenance costs while lengthening its life. On top of that, we offer a five-year warranty on the solar panel and motor of all units, and a ten-year warranty on all other components. How can you lose when you increase your comfort while reducing your spending?

Save money on your electricity bill, reduce your air conditioner maintenance costs, and extend the life of your air conditioner! If you think any of those are worthy causes, then you need to look into ventilating your attic! With absolutely no operating costs and our five- and ten-year warranties, what’s stopping you? Solar powered attic fans will make all the difference in your home!

Tubular Skylights

The Solar Guys - Thursday, December 19, 2013

Have you been considering adding skylights to your home? Solatube tubular skylights are the way to go! Whether you want to bring more natural light into your home or you just want to reduce your lighting bill, this product is for you!

Solatube tubular skylights aren’t just any old solar tube – they use breakthrough technology to better harness and use the sun’s natural light. With the technology used by Solatube, these tubes can move light more than thirty feet to ensure that your home is lit just the way you want it. These skylights deliver light to areas that traditional skylights can’t reach, and involve minimal solar heat gain. Not only that, but the installation is fast, clean, and easy. One of our experts can install your new Solatube skylight in under two hours and without any of the mess and construction of regular skylights!

One benefit of tubular skylights over traditional skylights is the light management. Solatube skylights capture low-angle sunlight while rejecting any that will be overpowering. The technology utilized by the Solatube skylight’s dome automatically adjusts daylight harvesting to create more consistent light than traditional skylights. There is a minimal loss of light through reflection as well, so almost all of the light captured by the solar tubes can be used to light your home.

Once the light harvested by your tubular skylights reaches the end of the tube, there are a number of fixtures that it could filter through. There’s the classic Vusion diffuser that will blend into your ceiling while showering the room with natural light. There are also other fixtures that don’t protrude into the room that they light, including JustFrost (clean and contemportary), OptiView (dazzling and artful), and TierDrop (Cascading and classic). We also offer more prominent fixtures, such as VividShade (chic and modern), QuadraFrost (stunning and stylish), and AuroraGlo (a commanding design). Choose the fixture that best fits your room, and enjoy natural light in a way that shows your style.

There are so many benefits to Solatube skylights! They are consistent and energy efficient, letting in more light than traditional skylights without the shifting pattern. They also are energy efficient, letting in maximum light with minimum heat gain – they are even Energy Star rated! With the versatility of both the fixtures and the areas in your home that these lights can reach, they are clearly the superior choice. With so many benefits to offer, why wouldn’t you want Solatube skylights? Let our experts help you get started! You too can change the way you light your house by investing in tubular skylights

Attic Ventilation

The Solar Guys - Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Are you tired of your high cooling bill? Attic ventilation may be the answer to your problem. If you don’t already have some sort of attic fan, you need one! A Solar Star attic fan can make a huge difference in the way you cool your home. Adding solar powered attic ventilation can reduce your costs while keeping your home cooler and costs nothing to operate.

How does attic ventilation work? Your attic collects heat even as your air conditioner struggles to keep your home cool. This heat builds up and seeps into your house, forcing your air conditioner to work harder and longer to keep your house comfortable. When your air conditioner has to work that hard it uses more electricity, requires more maintenance, and burns out faster. Fortunately, there is a way to help your air conditioner – a Solar Star attic fan! Placing one of these handy units at the highest point of your roof can maximize the effectiveness as it cools and ventilates your attic. This reduces the strain on your air conditioner, saving you money on maintenance and electricity while lengthening its life. Properly ventilating your attic also helps reduce the damage to anything being stored in your attic.

With different models to choose from, we can find the right attic ventilation unit to meet your needs. There are two roof mount models: The classic model and the robust model. The classic roof mount is best for a low sloped roof with a smaller area. The more robust model is a better option if you have a low sloped roof with a large area or if you have a steep sloped roof. Now, if you have a roof with existing vents, such as gable vents or dormer vents, the interior mount may be the best option. Let us help you pick the best attic fan for your house. You’ll notice the difference right away!

Solar Star attic fans are one of the best ways to save money. Not only will they reduce your electric bill and your maintenance bill while lengthening the lifetime of your air conditioning unit, but they cost nothing to run! Unlike some other fans that will bump up your electric bill, Solar Star fans run off of the energy of the sun. There are event warranties covering the solar panel and motor (five-year) and all other components (ten-year).

Don’t let the hot sun cost you money and comfort! Your house can be cool and comfortable without costing you an arm and a leg. With a solar powered attic fan, you can improve your attic ventilation and stay cool all summer long!

Home Window Tint

The Solar Guys - Monday, December 16, 2013

Why Use Home Window Tint?

Home window tint can be the solution to many of your problems! The sun beats down on your house day in and day out, shining through your windows and impacting your home. This can cause all sorts of problems, from higher cooling costs to damage to upholstery. Tinted windows are the answer!

When the sun beams through your window it transfers solar heat into your home. This forces your air conditioner to work harder to keep your home cool. When your air conditioner has to work overtime, your cooling bill steadily climbs as does your maintenance bill. On top of needing more maintenance, this can also shorten the life of your air conditioner. Home window tint can reduce the amount of solar heat that sneaks into your home and can reduce your utility bill by as much as 30%! The question to ask yourself is whether or not you can afford to skip tinting your windows.

Another way the sun impacts your home is by damaging your upholstery. As the sun shines through untinted windows it can cause fading on your drapes and furniture. You have put thought and money into decorating your home, and having to replace drapes, the upholstery on furniture, or the furniture itself costs money and adds unnecessary stress. Adding home window tint can reduce the harmful rays of the sun by as much as 99%, saving your furniture and your drapes.

If saving your air conditioner and your upholstery aren’t enough, consider some of the other benefits of home window tint. The film used for window tint reduces the risk of  glass shards from broken windows, making your home safer if you have children. The window tint also reduces glare as much as a pair of sunglasses would. It can even increase your privacy and security by making it harder to see inside your home from the outside.

There are a variety of films to choose from. The fusion traditional tint is great for residential customers and provides a reflective tint. There are also the Huper Optik Ceramic Films. These are more durable, less reflective, and are great at keeping the heat out. The select ceramic line is the highest performing of these. Once you choose the coating you want, it can be applied quickly. Most residential coatings only take one or two days to complete.

Be safer and more secure while saving your upholstery and air conditioner! You’ll love the lower cooling costs and longer-lasting furniture and drapes. Don’t forget the quick and professional installation! Why wait to get your windows tinted? Start enjoying the benefits and invest in home window tint today!

Solar Attic Fans

The Solar Guys - Monday, December 02, 2013

Solar attic fans are a smart way to save on your utility and maintenance costs. The long term savings are worth the short term expense of a Solar Star attic fan. They are durable and easy to install in a few hours because there is no wiring, assembly or mess to clean up afterwards.

Florida heat is a killer on air conditioning units, electricity bills and roof life. However, the sun works to your advantage for eco-friendly and cost-saving options such as solar attic fans. These fans help to maintain a cooler attic space, allowing for less radiant heat seeping through to your living space. In turn, it makes your home more comfortable and saves on electric bills, maintenance costs and more.

Solar attic fans have many benefits such as they keep your attic cool in the summer by reducing extreme heat buildup in your home and they reduce damaging moisture in the winter and help eliminate mold while prolonging your roof life. They are the green way to ventilate your attic without electricity because they have a built-in photovoltaic power system that uses the energy of the sun to power the fan.

The Solar Guys serve over twelve counties in the Central Florida area including Pasco, Hernando, Alachua, Marion, Lake and Orange counties. We are the only authorized Premier Solatube & Huper Optik Dealer in Central Florida. We are a family and locally owned business since 1997. We hold a Florida General Contractors license and a Roofing license. Our technicians are factory trained and certified to do the job right. We are a fully accredited member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. Finally, we have earned a superior reputation and service with over 35,000 satisfied customers.

Solar Star solar attic fans come in two sizes that allows for flexibility for different home sizes. Their compact, low profile design means the solar panel will not be obtrusive on your roof. There are no switches or thermostat by design preventing any fire hazards and they meet high velocity hurricane zone requirements. The Solar Star attic fans come with a five year warranty on the solar panel and motor and a 10 year warranty on all other components. Plus, we stand behind our installation with a limited lifetime warranty. They can be installed on virtually any roof in about two hours by our certified installer and the savings start to add up immediately.

It is time you saved money on your utility bills with The Solar Guys. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and let us help you determine what type of eco-friendly products will work best for your home and situation. It is time you considered solar attic fans to help reduce your home expenses. 

Solar Roof Vents

The Solar Guys - Thursday, November 28, 2013

Solar roof vents are a smart and affordable way to cool your attic space, also cooling your house, with little installation time. The Solar Star Conversion Kit transforms any roof vent into an eco-friendly solar powered vent. They are perfect for power vents, dormer vents, gable vents and even whirly birds. The kit helps to boost the performance of existing passive vents and transforms energy consuming and noisy vents into quiet solar powered vents.

Solar roof vents are powered by the sun. There is no electrical hook ups, no need for a professional electrician and requires no cost to operate. You can choose any sunny roof location to install the small and attractive solar panel. You can transform your existing attic vent into an active solar powered solution with our interior mount attic fan.

Florida can get into the high 90’s during the summer and the humidity can be suffocating at times. This heat and humidity can get trapped inside your attic and radiate through your insulation and ceiling into your living space. Once the heat is in your house, your air conditioning does not work as effectively and you might even bump up the thermostat to compensate for the heat inside the house. Using solar powered attic fans help to disperse the heat trapped in your attic making your living space more comfortable, saving you on your utility bills and maintenance costs of your AC unit and extending the lifespan of your unit as well as the life of your roof. Solar roof vents also help to eliminate moisture that might get trapped that would cause fungus and wood decay.

Our year round sun makes solar power a viable option for many applications. The Solar Guys have it figured out with a variety of solar roof vents, ceramic window coatings and natural daylighting options that are sure to save you money long term while remaining affordable solutions to your high electric bills and excessive cost of maintenance on the equipment you need to stay comfortable in your home. We started as a small home based business but have grown to one of the leaders in the daylighting and solar powered industries. We are committed to the environment, our customers and our employees by maintaining honest and fair business dealings and offering quality products such as solar roof vents and attic fans, ceramic window tints and Solatube solar tubes.

It is time you decided how you want to spend your money. Do you want to continue to pay high utility bills? Do you want to spend your savings on maintenance costs of equipment? Or would you prefer to save that money for a vacation or a fun time out with the family? Contact The Solar Guys today and invest in solar roof vents!

Solar Attic Fan

The Solar Guys - Thursday, November 21, 2013

A solar attic fan is a great way to regulate the temperatures in your attic and help your air conditioning or heater to work more efficiently. Attic fans are a more affordable solution to replacing your air conditioning unit due to its lack of inefficiency. It also makes your home temperature more comfortable overall and helps to prevent moisture and mold from building up in your attic, which can cause wood deterioration and health problems.

The Solar Guys offer Solar Star attic fans and installation at an affordable price. A solar attic fan operates by the energy from the sun and does not require the use of any electricity This solution is much more effective than relying on small passive vents at moving air to expel heat and moisture. A hot attic acts like a giant radiator, transferring heat into your living spaces, sending both utility bills and temperatures soaring. Not only does an attic fan save you money through the use of solar power, but it also takes a bite out of electric bills because it regulates the temperature within your attic improving the efficiency of your AC unit.

A solar attic fan helps your home battle the Florida heat and humidity inside and the costs associated with the higher Summer electric bills. Living in Florida means lots of sunshine. When the areas of our home are not properly insulated or ventilated, heat and moisture can get trapped and then transferred into our living space. We have to bump up the thermostat to compensate for the increase in heat. A solar attic fan helps to disperse that heat and cool off our attics and thus, cool off our living space and lower our electric bills because the AC unit is not having to work as hard nor do we have to keep playing with the thermostat to find a comfortable temperature.

Since 2001, we have been meeting the demands for quality, Eco-friendly products and day lighting options. We are able to affordably offer solutions that improve your quality of living with tinted windows, a solar attic fan and day lighting solutions like a solar tube. We continue to see success because we keep honesty, integrity, quality products and customer satisfaction at the center of what we do. We cover over twelve counties in the Central Florida area and continue to grow.

It is time you chose where you want to spend you money. You can continue to waste money on high utility bills and maintenance costs of your AC unit as well as the shorter lifespan of your roof and AC unit. Or you can choose to invest in an attic fan and save your money for fun things. Contact The Solar Guys today for a free estimate and to learn more about any federal tax credits offered for solar attic fan installation.

Residential Window Tinting

The Solar Guys - Thursday, November 21, 2013

Residential window tinting is an affordable and effective way to reduce your energy bills, add protection and privacy to your home and prevent damage to your furniture. You could go about replacing all your windows, but that can be rather expensive. Plus, it can take days to replace all the windows in your house, leaving you exposed to the elements during the removal and installation process. With window tinting, you do not have to worry about the conditions outside or the time it takes to install the tint.

The Solar Guys have been servicing Central Florida since 2001 including Marion, Lake, Orange, Alachua and Volusia counties. We offer genuine Solatube solar tube skylights, Solar Star attic fans and Huper Optik residential window tinting film. We have over 35,000 satisfied customers and we continue to be successful in the area. The Solar Guys was founded in response to the rapid demand for quality, innovative natural daylighting products. Starting as a small home-based company, we are now the largest Solatube dealer in the United States. As a part of our commitment to renewable energy, our employees and our customers, we have placed product quality, business integrity and customer satisfaction at the core of business model. The result has been unparalleled success in the industry and we are determined to carry this success far into the future.

Huper Optik ceramic window coatings exceed the expectation of traditional tints. Ceramics have evolved into high performance nano-composites and coatings. The thermal stability, durability, hardness and chemical inertness have led to a widespread use in aero and astronautical engineering, high performance racing car parts and bio-medical implants. Nano-Ceramics are atomic-fine, discrete optical coatings which are deposited through a reactive plasma process. These films are able to reject more heat and are extremely durable making them ideal for residential window tinting. They also offer a comfortable Visible Light Transmission without appearing shiny. You get both performance and aesthetic value with Huper Optik window films.

Also included with our Huper Optik window films is a lifetime product warranty for residential coating films. They are stringently tested by independent laboratories for IR, UV and weatherability. They also have a scratch-resistant hard coat conforming to the ECE 43 abrasion test. You can be sure you are getting the best films for your residential window tinting needs.

Call The Solar Guys today! We offer free estimates and the knowledge of our specialists to answer any and all of your questions. It is time you saved money both on your utility bills and on window replacement. Instead of spending money on new windows, consider residential window tinting as a more affordable and economical option. 

Solar Light Tubes

The Solar Guys - Thursday, November 21, 2013

Solar light tubes are a smart way to brighten a dark room. You can bring natural daylight into any room in your home with a Solatube solar tube and decorative fixtures that make your solar tube look just like any light fixture in the house. This is an affordable and cost saving way to bring light into an otherwise dark area of your home without sacrificing privacy.

The Solatube Daylighting System is one of the most technologically advanced daylighting products available today. With breakthrough technology, design and materials, it provides an abundance of pure, clear natural light for any interior space. Whether you need light in a laundry room, bathroom or hallway, solar light tubes are efficient because they have reflective properties that uses natural sunlight to brighten any space in your house. A dome captures the sunlight and directs it down into the tube. The light reflects off the sides of the tube on its way down to the delivery zone. You get stylish delivery of your light with decorative ceiling fixtures that combine form and function for optimal daylight diffusion.

The Solar Guys is the leading dealer for Solatube solar light tubes. We were created in 2001 to meet the demand for quality, innovative daylighting products. We serve over twelve counties in Central Florida and our unparalleled success in the industry helps us to continue to grow. We know it is our customers and our employees that bring success to our company. As a part of our commitment to renewable energy, our employees and our customers, we have placed product quality, business integrity and customer satisfaction at the core of business model.

Solatube International pioneered the concept of tubular skylights over 30 years ago and they continue to revolutionize the industry with patented innovations. They feature the highest reflectivity of any material used in solar light tubes and they provide up to 70 percent more light and spread than other brands. They offer state of the art technology such as Raybender Roof Domes, Spectralight Infinity Tubing and the LightTracker Reflector. You can add on an LED light for energy efficient light during nighttime use and the Daylight Dimmer allows you to easily control the amount of daylight that enters the room with the convenience of a switch. They meet all high velocity hurricane zone requirements and are Energy Star Rated, which means virtually no heat or UV enters the house.

The Solatube Daylighting System also qualifies for a federal tax credit saving you even more money. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly-trained, certified daylighting experts. It is time you chose the best in solar light tubes with Solatube and The Solar Guys. 

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