Bathroom exhaust fans are important to the air quality of a home or building. They work to remove odors and prevent damage from excess moisture and heat. Before you choose between bathroom fans, there are some details to consider:
- In order to remove humidity and odors, the fan should be able to move air as much as eight air circulations per minute.
- You can choose between ceiling bath fans or wall-mount units.
- A timer or switch can be used to operate the fan.
- Some fans come equipped with light fixtures and/or heating elements.
- There are fans that are specifically designed for wet areas – like above the shower. Think about where the fan will be mounted.
- Noise is measured in sones. If you like a quiet fan, look for a model with a sone rating of .5 or less.
- Look for a reputable dealer of fans.