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The One Thing Every Bathroom Should Have

Toilet? Check. Shower? Check. Sink? Check. Bathroom exhaust fan … Check? If there’s one thing you need for a complete bathroom, it’s an exhaust fan.

What Does a Bathroom Exhaust Fan Do?

Bathroom exhaust fans are used to remove odors, right? Yes, but that’s not all they do. Here are some of the benefits of a bathroom ventilation system:

  1. Removes moisture and humidity — This is the most important function of an exhaust fan and it’s vital for the upkeep of your bathroom. After showering or bathing, hot and moist air can linger. Excessive moisture can cause damage to your paint, walls, flooring, doors, cabinets, and plumbing fixtures. Worst of all, moisture leads to mildew and mold growth. Turn on the fan every time you shower and leave it on for a few minutes afterwards to remove humid air.
  2. Reduces contaminants — Bathrooms are typically cleaned with harsh chemicals which are very dangerous and can cause serious illness. It’s important to use your ventilator fan when you clean with chemicals especially in bathrooms without windows and around small children and animals.
  3. Removes odors — Bathroom exhaust fans work by transferring air from inside your bathroom to outside through an exhaust vent. At the flick of a switch, unpleasant odors are removed and your bathroom will start to smell as good as new.
  4. Minimizes mirror fog — Foggy mirrors can be an inconvenience because they block our view. No one wants to apply makeup or shave without seeing what they’re doing! Your fan will work while you’re showering to remove water vapor on your mirror to minimize fog. Now you can continue on with your grooming routine without interruption.

 

Bathroom Exhaust Fan Options

There are many types of bathroom fans that you can find at any big box retailer. Some units have lights, some are quieter than others, and some even include a heat lamp combo. Before you go hog wild, you’ll have to first take measurements of your bathroom to ensure you’re getting the right size fan for your space.

 

Bathroom Exhaust Fan Installation

If you’re looking to install a bathroom fan from scratch, it’s best to have a professional handle this job as there is ductwork involved. In addition to ductwork, backdraft dampers need to be installed correctly to avoid water dripping back through the fan vent or worse, into your home and causing water damage.

The experts at One Hour Heating & Air have the experience, tools, and know-how to get the job done right. Don’t leave this up to chance. Contact One Hour today to schedule bathroom exhaust fan repair, replacement, or installation.

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