The gable vents/shutters are in an area of the attic that's not easily accessible for me. Ideally that's where the attic fan would go. Is there a benefit for me to still run a powered attic fan as close I can get to the vent, even though it won't be attached to the vent? It would be blowing air to the vent from about 6ft away. I know it's not the most effective way, but I assume it would still move air around in the attic. Any downfall to that setup?
Edits: I live in Southeast US, so it's mostly hot weather. The goal is to reduce cooling/heating costs. There aren't any major issues within the main house, but attic gets super hot during summer. House is around 10 years old, so I believe the air circulation is there, it's just not efficient. The attic has soffit vents and ridge and gable vents. The gable vent is in an area of the attic where the vaulted ceiling meets, so it's hard to get to. That's why I was thinking of blowing the air towards it with the fan.