Bathroom exhaust fans, restroom fans and lavatory fans have a very important role in removing fowl odors, moist or stale air from a small to medium size space, and replacing with fresher, cleaner, dryer air. A high quality bathroom fan, bath fan kit or duct inline fan is important since the areas that they work in necessitate their use at all times, and failure of the fan can lead to mold and mildew issues that can become costly over time. Industrial Fans Direct has a full line of quality bathroom fans for most residential, commercial and industrial applications.
These fans can be purchased in either a ceiling mount or wall mount version depending on your individual situation. The ceiling mount version works with your home or buildings' existing duct work to exhaust the air to the outdoors. The wall mount type of bath fan typically mounts from outside the building and removes the air from the restroom or locker room directly through the wall without needing any duct work.
Bathroom fans are rated like other types of exhaust fan, by the amount of air movement or CFM they produce. Sizing of your bathroom fan is very important, and should produce at least 1 CFM for every square foot of the room. In larger bathrooms such as public restrooms, fitness centers, hospitals, schools, etc.. where the lavatories or locker rooms are over 100 square feet, and have multiple toilets, showers and sinks more CFM is required. Typically it is suggested that an additional 50 CFM per toilet or shower is appropriate. Again, under sizing your bath fan can cause issues with odor, mold or mildew.
Features that may be offered in a bathroom ventilation fan are things such as lighting for a subdued light ambience if full lighting is not necessary - a speed control for varying the CFM volume of air movement the fan produces. This can be good when you are not needing to remove moisture present in the air. - A timer so that you can set the fan for when people are showering and causing a moist atmosphere - A humidistat which will automatically turn the bathroom fan on or off based on how much humidity there is in the air.
Noise level of the fan is also a very important feature of any high quality ventilator. The level of noise these types of fan produce are rated in what is know as Sones. A sone the measurement of sound as it relates to how it is sensed by the average listener. One sone is the equivalent of a refrigerator hum. Finding a bath fan that is rated at or below 2 sones is recommended. Fans rated above this can cause a white noise or worse. Unless you are fond of a noisy fan, you should stay away from a unit that is rated at 5 sones or above.
Industrial Fans Direct carries a variety of high quality ceiling or wall mounted bathroom exhaust fans for most any residential home or commercial facility. We offer top brand names like Soler & Palau, Canarm, VENT-US, Aerofan by Continental Fan