Energy-Efficient Whole House Fans

Get a $100 Rebate

House Fan

A whole house fan can use up to 90% less energy than a compressor-based air conditioner. Get a $100 rebate when you purchase and install a qualifying product.

How to Apply

Cool Savings

When you run a whole house fan in the morning and evening when it's coolest outside, the fan flushes heat out of your attic and pulls in cool air through your open windows. Because it cools your house before the air conditioning goes on, your air conditioning won’t have to work so hard during the day. It can help you save energy, money and the environment.

How to Get Your Rebate

  • Customer must have electricity distributed by PG&E to the installation address.
  • May be a new installation where none previously existed.
  • One rebate per installation address, regardless of the number of units installed.
  • The fan must move 1,000 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) or more and be permanently installed (connected to the framing).
  • Consult manufacturer’s specifications to determine the proper fan size prior to purchase.
  • Louvers between the living space and the attic should create an airtight seal when the fan is off.
  • An insulated louver cover is also recommended for use in the winter.
    View the list of qualifying whole house fans.

PG&E's 2010-2012 rebate program is available for qualifying products purchased and installed between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2012. Payment of rebates is not guaranteed as funds are limited, and amounts and offerings are subject to change. All rebate program terms and conditions apply.

How to Apply:
Sign Up OnlineSign up for My Energy and apply online with eRebates
Mail in Your ApplicationDownload our HVAC Catalog to determine eligibility, then download and print a Rebate Application (PDF, 871 KB)
For More InformationContact the Smarter Energy Line at 1-800-933-9555 or e-mail

Buyer's Tips

Contact a licensed C-20 contractor to get an installation proposal for the qualifying products. You can also contact the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) at 1-800-321-CSLB or go to for more information.

Still Want More?

Check out the following links for even more energy saving information:

  • Pay Online
  • Fridge Recycling
  • My Energy