Fair Cost Guide - Whole House Fans

August 2019

Whole House Fans Calculator   Zip Code
 Item   details Low  High   
Material
Includes basic coverage quantities and typical overage. Excludes sales tax, delivery upcharges, and items not included in the description and notes.
*load* $368.27 $520.00
Labor
Includes on site setup, site preparation, job completion, trash removal and work area cleanup.
*load* $368.27 $520.00
Supplies, Tools
Includes equipment allowance and supplies for preparation, job completion and site cleanup.
 
  $368.27 $520.00
Total
Excludes sales tax, any applicable fees, dump charges, and costs for repair or remediation not mentioned in the work description.
  $368.27 $520.00

Quantity

   capacity 4500 cfm 7800 cfm
fan 1 0
fan w/control 0 0

Quality Better - value grade

Labor Unlicensed - handyman

Job Complexity

 

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Whole House Fans Cost Guide - Pricing Assumptions and Notes

Homewyse Cost Guides estimate approximate cost ranges for basic work in typical conditions. The estimates should only be used for preliminary planning. Homewyse estimates are NOT substitutes for quotes from qualified vendors. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for an accurate assessment of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

  • Labor tasks - Install new ventillating attic fan. Install dedicated 120 V 15A circuit adjacent to unit. Install in wall switch. Fabricate support framing and opening. Mount and secure fan. Insulate fan perimeter. Connect and secure NM power wiring and switch wiring to unit. Power unit and verify proper operation.
  • The homewyse cost estimates include all typical costs for removal and disposal of existing unit, hardware and components needed to connect, secure and properly operate and service the whole house fan.
  • The homewyse Whole House Fan cost estimates do not include costs for new installation of, repairs to, or relocation of existing ducting, electrical connection, fuel supply line and exhaust vent systems. Costs associated with permit acquisition and sign off are not included.
  • Higher priced Whole House Fans typically offer more durable material, extended warranties and enhanced appearance and finish options
  • Whole House Fan installation costs are commonly quoted from a standard rate and can be estimated/quoted by the service professional after measurement and visual inspection at the job site.
  • Energy saving Whole House Fans may qualify for cash rebates from local utility companies and/or federal tax credits. Rebates and tax credits vary widely, so compare carefully before buying.
  • The variation in installation costs for complex configurations (non-rectangular shape, many corners, multiple levels, etc.) can be considerable. For accurate cost estimates, collect detailed bids from several qualified professionals.
  • Reduce total project cost by having multiple vendors bid on the same, detailed work specification of your Whole House Fan project.
  • Save on installation costs by combining similar jobs and by being willing to have your project completed during low demand periods for the vendor/installer.

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