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How Much Does it Cost to Service an Attic Fan in Sarasota?

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The attic is one of the most neglected parts of the house. Many homeowners do not know that during the summer season, when the heat is scorching and uncomfortable, attic space can play a significant role on how the air conditioning will affect their homes. All because of one thing, the attic fan in Sarasota. The attic fan serves as ventilation within the attic. Without it, the whole attic space can heat up to 170 degrees. As per law of thermodynamics, heat will always move towards cooler spaces or air, and because of that, it will find its way to move inside your living space where it is cooler, from the attic. Sarasota attic fan can prevent this from happening by offering the trapped heat, a means to get out of the house and outside to the surroundings. Technically, the attic fan draws the cold air from the inside and forces the hot air outside, helping make your indoor environment more conducive. Modern Sarasota attic fans have their own temperature sensors that will enable them to switch on and off automatically depending on the temperature of the attic.

Fair price breakdown

The estimated average cost of a new Sarasota attic fan installation is around $520, and generally, ranges between $463 and $690. The cost can go as low as $250 and can go as high as $920. Hiring an electrician or carpenter may add to the expense of the installation. The cost of an attic fan is around $75 to $300. If it comes with a humidistat that automatically activates the attic fan in Sarasota if it senses moisture in the attic, it will cost an extra $100 to $170. Expect your attic fan operation cost to be around $2 to $4 per month. Professional installers typically charge $35 to $75 per hour for their attic fan installation service.

Estimated final cost for attic fan

Item Quantity Fair Price
Whole House Fan Cost 1 Fan $267.44
Whole House Fan Labor 4 Hours $172.82
Whole House Fan Job Materials and Supplies 1 Fan $136.90
Totals - Cost to Install Whole House Fans - 1 Fan $577.16
Average Cost Per Fan $577.16

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It will be more cost effective if you install your attic fan in a place within your attic that already has a vent or opening. It will cost less than making a new opening that will most probably add to the expense of the installation. If electrical wirings and cables are already available in your attic, it will help decrease the cost. If none of these things are available, expect to pay for the materials like metal flashings, plywood, electrical accessories, and other necessary things, on top of the labor cost.

Sarasota County Attic Fan FAQ

An attic fan is usually controlled by a humidistat or thermal switch. This switch will only allow your attic fan to operate if the temperature rises more than 90 degrees F. This feature will extend the attic fan's motor life and will reduce the loss of heat during winter. However, it will not let the fan reduce the buildup of moisture in the attic all the time and can't stop ice dams over winter.

Definitely. Many factors should be considered to determine the amount of ventilation that your attic needs. But technically, the more ventilation your attic has, the better. The more fresh air is brought into your attic, and as the turnover of air increases significantly, the temperature in your attic will begin to match that of the outside air temperature. That, in turn, will reduce the heat transfer within your home. More airflow in your attic will help increase the cooling performance of the attic fans.

No. You won't even hear the attic fans while they are running. The blades used in attic fans are usually designed for quieter operation.

Last Updated: Aug 6, 2022

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