How much does it cost to install a whole house fan?
When people look at a whole house fan, they often think that it is going to be very expensive to install. This is not the case with an advanced whole house fan. The new generation of whole house fans have been designed to make installation very affordable.
Whole house fans by themselves typically range between $500 and $2000 depending on the size of the fan and the type of the fan. An old-school traditional whole house fan is typically cheaper to purchase, but the installation and cost to run is much higher than the new style whole house fans. Advanced whole house fans cost a little more to purchase, but the installation is much cheaper since they were designed to be easy to install and the cost to run is much less due to more energy-efficient motors.
The cost for installation typically is between $400 and $800 depending on the type of fan being installed and how difficult the installation is. This gives a total whole house fan installation range between $1500 to $3000 including installation and the cost of the fan.
Advanced whole house fans have one of the fastest return on investments of any green energy product on the market, ranging from 1 to 3 years. While running at 1/15th the cost of an A/C system and doing so at a much cheaper initial purchase price, a whole house fan can save homeowners up to 90% of their A/C related costs.
This makes a whole house fan one of the best upgrades you can put into your home.