Average tasks like showering, bathing and shaving can put home-harming humidity into the air in your Justin home. There’s good news however—a straightforward bathroom ventilation fan can protect you from deformed wood, mold growth, cracked drywall and other trouble connected with a humid bathroom.
Even if you have ventilation fans in your bathrooms, do you know if they’re the correct size? Are they as noiseless and energy efficient as they could be? Pepper AC & Htg Inc is here to answer your questions.
Today’s bathroom ventilation fans are small and smooth and they work more quietly and economically than ever before. You’ll find a great range of options, from simple fans that will get the job done to fans with fitted heat lamps, motion sensors and heat-exchanger ventilation that helps prevent warmed air from leaking through your ventilation. While you have a lot of bells and whistles to pick from, the most critical characteristic of your fan is whether or not it’s large enough to do its job.
Graded by the cubic feet per minute (CFM) of air they transfer, a bathroom ventilation fan should be able to swap out the air in a bathroom at least eight times an hour. With a standard 8-foot ceiling, your ventilation fan should have a CFM rating at least as high as the number of square feet in your bathroom. Therefore, if your bathroom is 5 feet by 8 feet, a CFM rating of 40 would be satisfactory.
If you have a larger ceiling, the equation gets a little more complicated. You’ll want to multiply the width of the room by its height and length, divide it by 60 and multiply by 8. Or, to keep it easy, you can heed HGTV’s tips for bathrooms larger than 100 square feet – establish your CFM requirements by increasing 50 CFM for every toilet; 50 CFM for each shower, bath and combo; and 100 CFM for each whirlpool.
If you’re unclear if your bathroom ventilation fan is the proper size, or you know it’s the occasion for a new one, give the pros at Pepper AC & Htg Inc at call at 940-202-1184. We’re here to help you guarantee you have a ventilation fan that will work hard to protect your home and keep it comfy.