Your bathroom can be an ideal spot for mildew and mold to grow without proper ventilation. Warm, moist air builds up inside your bathroom when you take a shower or a bath, which creates an environment where mold and mildew can thrive. This can end up affecting indoor air quality and damaging wood and drywall, resulting in expensive repairs. A bathroom ventilation system can help reduce this risk.
Bathroom exhaust fans draw humidity out of your bathroom and vent it outside via ducts. This cuts down on the amount of moisture in the air, making it harder for mold and mildew to grow. This leads to air that’s healthier to breathe and a reduced risk of having drywall or wood damage. These fans, which are installed in bathroom ceilings, are available in different air flow capacities and noise levels. While the noise level you choose depends on your personal preferences, it’s important to make sure you get a fan with the right air flow capacity. A good rule of thumb is to get a fan that offers 1 cubic foot per minute of air flow capacity for every square foot of floor space.
Heat-Exchange Ventilator Fans
One drawback of bathroom ventilation fans is that they pull heated air out of your home, which can result in higher heating bills in winter. Having a heat-exchange ventilator fan installed can help prevent this. These fans use the heated air that’s going out to warm up colder air coming in from outside, leaving you with roughly the same amount of heat in your bathroom.
Keep in mind that choosing the right ventilation system for your bathroom and making sure it’s properly installed is crucial. Otherwise, your system won’t provide the right amount of ventilation needed for good indoor air quality.
If you need a new bathroom ventilation system or if your current one could use some maintenance, please contact Elite AirSM. We offer reliable ventilation and HVAC services in the Hamilton area.