Average tasks like showering, bathing and shaving can put home-damaging humidity into the air in your East Bernard home. There’s good news however—a modest bathroom ventilation fan can protect you from distorted wood, mold growth, broken drywall and other problems related with a humid bathroom.
Even if you have ventilation fans in your bathrooms, do you know if they’re the proper size? Are they as quiet and energy efficient as they could be? E.B. Air, LLC is here to answer your questions.
Today’s bathroom ventilation fans are small and smooth and they run more quietly and effectively than ever before. You’ll find a hefty range of choices, from classic fans that will get the job done to fans with built-in heat lamps, motion sensors and heat-exchanger ventilation that helps avoid warmed air from getting out through your ventilation. While you can find a lot of bells and whistles to select from, the most imperative feature of your fan is whether or not it’s large enough to do its job.
Assessed by the cubic feet per minute (CFM) of air they push, a bathroom ventilation fan should be able to exchange the air in a bathroom at least eight times an hour. With a typical 8-foot ceiling, your ventilation fan should have a CFM rating about 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 higher ceiling, the equation gets a little more difficult. 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 straightforward, you can follow 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 correct size, or you know it’s the occasion for a new one, give the professionals at E.B. Air, LLC at call at 979-335-4262. We’re here to help you guarantee you have a ventilation fan that will drive hard to guard your home and keep it comfortable.