Average tasks like showering, bathing and shaving can put home-destructive humidity into the air in your Litchfield Park home. There’s good news though—a straightforward bathroom ventilation fan can protect you from distorted wood, mold growth, broken drywall and other problems connected with a humid bathroom.
Even if you have ventilation fans in your bathrooms, do you know if they’re the right size? Are they as noiseless and energy efficient as they could be? Cooler Tymes LLC is here to answer your questions.
Today’s bathroom ventilation fans are small and sleek and they run more quietly and effectively than ever before. You’ll find a hefty range of choices, from average fans that will get the job done to fans with built-in heat lamps, motion sensors and heat-exchanger ventilation that helps block warmed air from leaking through your ventilation. While you have a lot of bells and whistles to select from, the most critical feature 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 replace 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 almost as high as the number of square feet in your bathroom. So, if your bathroom is 5 feet by 8 feet, a CFM rating of 40 would be sufficient.
If you have a taller 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 easy, you can follow HGTV’s guidance for bathrooms larger than 100 square feet – establish your CFM requirements by adding 50 CFM for every toilet; 50 CFM for each shower, bath and combo; and 100 CFM for each whirlpool.
If you’re unsure if your bathroom ventilation fan is the proper size, or you know it’s the occasion for a new one, give the professionals at Cooler Tymes LLC at call at 623-208-6444. We’re here to help you make sure you have a ventilation fan that will run hard to protect your home and keep it cozy.