I live in San Jose California (that's near San Francisco, for those outside of California). My house already has whole house air conditioning, but because of the heat trapped in the attic, the AC often has to run until midnight or 2 AM!! I went through the entire yellow pages listings under heating and air-conditioning trying to find anyone who will install an attic fan and a whole-house fan in my house. All the "HVAC" places said they only do commercial buildings. Of the places that do residential, all but one said they only install air conditioners, no fans like I want. The one who said he'd install them wanted $3000 to install the attic fan (that's what I paid for my AC!), and refused to install a whole-house fan.
So, what does it take to find a contractor who will install these fans for me? Any ideas?