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Question DetailsAsked on 8/20/2014

Which type of contractor would replace a motor on an attic ventilation fan - a roofer or an electrician?

I have an attic ventilation fan with a turbine that stopped working. The turbine is fine so I believe only the motor needs to be replaced. I'm not sure if that would be handled by a roofer or an electrician.

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While an electrician might be able to fix it, I would go with an HVAC (Search the List category Heating and AC) technician- both because this is more along their line, but also they have immediate access to common replacement units or parts, whereas an electrician would have to go to a supply house to find one. Likely to be about $40-100 for the motor if actually needs replacement or about $5-20 if only a starter capacitor or thermostatic controller - plus about $100-200 labor depending mostly on whether it takes two trips - one to diagnose, second to come part with part and install, because there are so many brands and parts it is highly unlikely they would have needed part on the truck.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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