Cost to Install a Whole House Fan

Updated: December 2016

Whole House Fan Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
Fans
Item detailsQtyLow  High
Whole House Fan Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 2 speed whole house fan. Wall mounted switch included. 5700 CFM. Vents up to 1900 SF home.
1 fan$382.36$446.20
Whole House Fan Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install whole house fan with favorable site conditions. Install blocking. Fabricate opening. Mount fan. Insulate fan perimeter. Connect to nearby, existing electrical receptacle. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
1 fan$382.36$446.20
Whole House Fan Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install whole house fan including: fittings, fasteners and mounting hardware.
1 fan$382.36$446.20
Option: Remove HVAC Unit
Disconnect power, connections and fittings. Disconnect mounting hardware and remove unit from premises. For units up to 200 LBS.
1 fan$382.36$446.20
Whole House Fan Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
1 fan11.812513.4375
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Whole House Fan   
Average Cost per Fan  

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Install a Whole House Fan! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Whole House Fan Installation project. For a basic 1 fan project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install a Whole House Fan ranges between $604 - $1,048 per fan.

To estimate costs for your project:

1. Set Project Zip Code Enter the Zip Code for the location where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "items" required for the project.

3. Re-calculate Click the "Update" button.


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Cost to Install a Whole House Fan - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of whole house fan new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Whole House Fan Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Whole House Fan Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Whole House Fan Installation. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install a Whole House Fan - References

Whole House Fan Installation - Average Cost Per Fan

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Whole House Fan Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.


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