When you have a long luxurious hot shower, you could be hurting your house by the locked moisture and humidity in your bathroom is an excellent breeding ground for mildew and mold, which eventually damages the wood framing, the drywall and damage building materials. A bathroom ventilation or a bathroom fan removes excess odors, moisture and mold spores which can potentially lead to health complications. In some zones exhaust fans are required by building codes in place of the conventional big bathroom windows.
New technologies have created unobtrusive and small, bathroom ventilation fans, which are quieter, more efficient than ever and smarter, with features like heat-exchanger ventilation and motion-activated lights. Notably before choosing a ventilation fan to ensure that it suits your needs in terms of features and noise level and one that is of an adequate size.
When a bathroom is set in between a space e.g. ceilings joists, especially when the bath is located on the middle floor of the house the ventilation fans are mainly set up to exhaust the air. The locked moisture and humidity are only dumped in the space in between. The mugginess (caused by the condensed moisture) causes the growth of mold which can spread, can also damage walls and ceiling materials and mold. The solution to the above problem is to connect the bathroom fan to external vent ducts that channel the air through probably a chimney outside the home. Building encryptions categorically choose this solution. Nonetheless, it is the safest and most sensible method.
It is advisable to connect a heat exchange ventilator fan in the house as a ventilation fan slurp heated air from the room. The heat exchanger fans use warm, outgoing air to warm the cooler, incoming air is replaced.
Types of bathroom ventilators
Air flow capacity
Get guidelines set up by The Home Ventilating Institute to help you in choosing your fan; this is because of the different air flow capacities in cubic feet in minutes. For every square foot of space on the floor the space in the bathroom you should have one cubic foot per minute. 50 cm for every toilet
Sones rate the noise produced by fans. A sone is a scale that represents the degree of loudness. A 4.0 degree of loudness or above is considered noisy, whereas the rating of 1.5 to 2.0 is measured right. Lastly, a level of loudness between 0.5-1.2 is considered remarkably quiet.
Overhead lighting-Turned on by a motion sensor or a switch to activate the lighting.