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How Important are Bathroom Exhaust Fans?

How Important are Bathroom Exhaust Fans?Proper ventilation in your bathroom is highly important due to the significant humidity levels in the room. The primary forms of bathroom ventilation are windows and exhaust fans. Bathroom exhaust fans use ducting to remove stale and excessively humid air from your bathroom to the outdoors.

Read on to find out why you may need to install them, or use them at all — even though your bathroom already has a window.

The Importance of a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

A bathroom exhaust fan performs several important functions:

  • Moisture reduction – An exhaust fan removes airborne moisture from your bathroom thus preventing it from wreaking havoc. Excessive moisture promotes mold growth. It can also peel paint off your walls, rust fixtures, ruin wallboard, and warp doors.
  • Odor elimination – An exhaust fan draws out any unpleasant odors in your bathroom quickly and easily, keeping the atmosphere clean for the next user.
  • Removal of fumes and spores – The chemicals in bathroom cleaning agents release fumes that can cause a number of health problems when inhaled, especially by the elderly, small children and people with respiratory conditions. An exhaust fan will reduce these fumes. If your bathroom already has mold, this fan will slow down its growth rate by removing spores from the air.

Proper Installation Is Key

Bathroom exhaust fans perform at their very best when they’re properly installed. One of the common reasons for people not using these fans is because they find them to be annoyingly loud. This fan noise is a result of poor installation.

Improper installation of bathroom fans also usually involves inadequate insulation. This can make heat escape into your attic, resulting in several problems such as mold growth, unnecessary strain on your HVAC system and damage to roofing materials.

A bathroom exhaust fan is essential to maintaining healthy indoor air quality. Make sure your fan is installed correctly by hiring a reputable HVAC company. To learn more about bathroom exhaust fans, please contact us at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We proudly serve the Yuma area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Yuma, Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about bathroom exhaust fans and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 928-723-3183.

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