Who Installs a Whole House Fan?
A properly installed whole house fan offers a natural and efficient cooling solution for your home at a fraction of what it would cost to install, run and maintain an AC unit. Whole house fans function on a simple method - they draw in fresh, cool air from the outdoors through your open windows and doors and exhaust the warm, stale indoor air out through a ventilation system in your roof. They create an outstanding comfortable living environment while decreasing your expensive dependency on your AC unit.
Installation is simple. Many people can easily install their whole house fan themselves. However, if you don't think you can, you can hire a licensed electrician, handyman or contractor to come do it for you. Costs for installation will vary from one region to the next.
When You Hire an Installer
If you decide to hire a professional, you'll want to:
- Get a minimum of three quotes in writing to ensure you're getting the best deal.
- Ask for references of previous work they've done.
- Ensure the installer carries the right licenses (if required) and carries full insurance coverage with liability insurance and workers comp.
- Ensure there aren't any complaints against them filed with your location's consumer affairs office.
There have been cases where customers have been substantially overcharged for the installation of their whole house fan. Therefore, it's essential to do your research and get those three bids. A whole house fan installation will probably cost anywhere from $150 to $450. There are different variables that will determine how much you're charged and it will depend on your home's setup.
In many locations, you'll find that local electric companies provide homeowners with rebates when they buy and install whole house fans. You'll want to take advantage of rebates like these to help offset the whole house fan installation cost if you decide to hire a professional to come to your home and perform the installation.
Not to mention, you combine these rebates with the energy savings you'll experience from the whole house fan and it's a win-win. If you're not sure if you want to install a whole house fan in your home, just add the potential savings up and see the difference it could make for the comfort of your family and your energy costs.
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