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The Importance of Bathroom Exhaust Fans In Your Home

by Stewart Unsdorfer


From safety to odor control, there are many reasons why having bathroom exhaust fans in your home are an important necessity.

Although most homes come with exhaust fans already installed, not all of them are effective.

In order to get the most out of your bathroom fan, it is important to install one that will provide all of the necessary functions.

Purpose of a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

The primary purpose for having an exhaust fan is to remove the moisture out of the bathroom. These fans help to control and eliminate bathroom odors.

Additionally, they add to the safety of the home and it's residents by reducing fumes from cleaning agents that could potentially cause health related issues.

Odor Control

One of the largest reasons for having an exhaust fan is for odor control. If an unpleasant odor occurs in the bathroom, it can easily be drawn out with the help of an exhaust fan.

As a result, the ventilation system will enable you to keep your bathroom well maintained, while offering a clean atmosphere for the next person who enters.

Humidity Reduction

Reducing the humidity in a bathroom is vital for its upkeep. Excessive moisture can wreak havoc on bathroom walls by causing paint and wallpaper to peel. In extreme cases it can even cause doors to warp!

Most importantly, the humidity can cause mold to accumulate. These spores can grow rapidly and can be difficult to get rid of. Therefore, it is crucial to have bathroom exhaust fans to prevent this from happening.

Fumes and Safety 

Bathrooms are typically cleaned with aggressive chemicals, which can cause a variety of health issues when inhaled. This is a major concern especially for small children, the elderly, or those with current lung conditions.

Additionally, if the bathroom is already experiencing a mold problem, the fan will help to remove the buildup of spores in the air. This in turn will also help to slow down the mold's growth rate.

Common Problems With Installation

Although there are many reasons for using bathroom exhaust fans, many people often fail to do so. In most cases, this is because the fan is loud and annoying. This is a common problem which occurs when the fan is not properly installed.

Poor installation also frequently involves a lack of insulation, which can cause heat to escape into the attic. Fortunately, all of this can be avoided with the appropriate exhaust fan and the proper installation.

As you can see, bathroom exhaust fans are a crucial element that should not be overlooked in your home. It is important that you install an exhaust fan of high quality, that way you can rest assured knowing that you have made an excellent investment.

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Topics: Tips & Tricks

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Stewart Unsdorfer

Stewart has been in the HVAC business for more than 25 years. He is a state licensed heating and A/C contractor, as well as being certified in design, fabrication, layout and installation of forced air heating / cooling systems.

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