Bathroom Ventilation Fans: Why You Need Them - Parker & Sons

Who doesn’t love a nice hot, steaming, luxurious, long shower? There is now better way to refresh your body and your mind at the same time. Well, for all the good these long showers might be doing for you, they may be doing an equal amount of harm to your home. Humidity and moisture are two things mold and mildew love. They are also two things you are supplying in plenty every time you take a long, hot shower.

Your Solution

Don’t worry, your hot shower days do not have to come to an end. There is a better solution available. Instead, you can install a bathroom ventilation fan. The bathroom is the dampest room in the house, so you need special equipment to keep mold and mildew from growing. Bathroom ventilation fans don’t just remove moisture from the air, they can also send bad odors, and even mold spore packing. Bathroom ventilation fans vary greatly in price, so picking out the right one for you is important.

What to Consider

When you are in the market or a new bathroom ventilation fan, there are a number of key factors to consider. First off, how large is your bathroom? Large bathrooms require fans with more air flow capacity. The Home Ventilate Institute has release some helpful guidelines. Fans should have 1 ‘CFM’ of force for everyone square foot of bathroom space. You also need to add 50 CFM for every toiler, shower, and bathtub in the room.

Consider Proper Ventilation

When installing a bathroom ventilation fan, you need to find out exactly where the fan is ventilating too. Some air ducts will lead out to the space between ceiling joists, which is a problem in and of itself. A better alternative is to connect your ventilation fan to a duct which lead outside your home, this way you can banish that moist air forever.

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