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Wire Wiz Electrician Services electricians install and service the electrical connections on attic roof and gable fans. We also hard-wire floor mounted attic fans that are placed on your attic floor just above the outside vents (seen on the outside of your home’s structure). Gable mounted fans are generally more expensive but last longer and require much less maintenance.

The Most Popular Attic Fan


Floor mounted fans are the most common fan because some home owners can perform the work themselves. Installation is usually not difficult and takes just a little construction skill and knowledge to complete.

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When your fan is operating efficiently:

To ensure you purchase the most efficient attic roof and gable fans for your property, go for the ideal air exchange of 3 minutes or 2,000+ Cubic Feet Per/Minute. This means all air in your house is replaced each 3 minutes your fan is on.

How to select the right attic roof and gable fans.


To do this, calculate the total volume (in cubic feet) of each room you plan to ventilate. This is done according to each room’s size (length x width x ceiling height). Example: a 10×10 room with a 9 Ft. ceiling would be 900 cubic feet. Add up each room’s volume (do not forget staircases and hallways) and divide by 3 to ensure the fan will exchange air every three minutes.


To ensure your attic will allow the volume of air to move outside, use the original number of cubic feet in the first calculation and divide by 750 to arrive at the most efficient attic vent area – or right below seven sq. ft. Next, measure the size of your attic vents. If you have two 3ft x 3ft gable vents, you have a total of 9 feet of venting. Deduct 25% of vent area for every screened vent.

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Safety and Health Notes on Attic Roof and Gable Fans

Suffer from Allergies?


Gable mounted attic roof fans can increase the amount of pollutants like dust, allergens/pollen that enter your home. Because this type of fan draws air through the house in a vacuum type fashion, these pollutants “draw” in from outside through open windows and doors.


Other safety consideration is to be careful not to locate fan opening where chimney or wood stove emissions may enter the attic. Carbon Monoxide detectors should be installed on each floor of the home to alert you of existing CO2 dangers.