Why do I need a bathroom exhaust fan?
Living in Wisconsin, it’s safe to say we are used to the humidity whether we like it or not. As a way to escape the humidity, we rush indoors with the A/C blasting and may have a dehumidifier or two, just to be safe. Just like us, our bathrooms don’t like humidity which is why bathroom fans are always a must. Keep reading to learn more about why a bathroom exhaust fan is necessary for your bathroom.
What are the benefits of a bathroom exhaust fan?
- Reduces humidity. As we mentioned in the introduction, an exhaust fan’s primary purpose is to remove any excess moisture from the bathroom. While a little moisture won’t hurt, excessive moisture can cause paint and wallpaper to peel and the door to warp.
- Lessen airborne contaminants. The bathroom exhaust fan helps remove the buildup of spores in the air and slow down the growth rate of mold.
- Eliminates odors. Bathrooms aren’t necessarily notorious for smelling the greatest but with the help of an exhaust fan, it can help eliminate odors. This includes any harsh chemicals used to clean bathrooms.
- Less foggy mirrors. With the help of moisture control, a foggy mirror isn’t as much of an issue which allows for getting ready for the day a lot quicker.
How does a bathroom exhaust fan work?
The goal of a bathroom exhaust fan is to create proper airflow that limits the amount of condensation in the air. Fans use a duct that runs to the outside of your home. It has to be properly cut and sealed to prevent any leaks that could lead to rot. There is a certain amount of pressure created to make all of it work.
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