Bathrooms retain humidity at a higher rate than most of the other rooms in your home, and this humidity could present problems over time. These problems can be kept at bay, though, and if you are planning an upcoming bathroom remodeling in Scottsdale, AZ, here are a couple of reasons why you should make sure to include an exhaust fan.
Cut down on excessive moisture and humidity
The main function of an exhaust fan is to remove the moisture and humidity that gets trapped in bathrooms, particularly the excessive amount that lingers after you take a shower. Opening a window can provide temporary relief from the steam, but this is not a feasible option year-round. Clearing the air with an exhaust fan not only makes the atmosphere more comfortable, but also protects the integrity of your home. If humidity is allowed to hang around for too long, the spores that lead to mold will begin to accumulate. If mold begins to grow in your bathroom walls, it can spread aggressively and begin to deteriorate neighboring walls. Additionally, extensive moisture can warp wood and wallpaper, leading to irritating and potentially expensive repairs.
Helps remove bad odors
Have you ever noticed that after you clean the bathtub, sink or floors, the strong smell of the chemicals lingers for far too long? This is particularly pertinent in smaller bathrooms, and the inhalation of these chemicals in such a concentrated space can be detrimental to your health. With the addition of an exhaust fan, the pace at which strong and sometimes unpleasant odors exit the room is hastened, clearing the air for the next person who enters. In fact, exhaust fans can work in tandem with your HVAC’s ventilation system to improve the air quality in your entire home, ensuring that everyone is breathing safe, clean air.
Some exhaust fan tips
While the exhaust fan may seem straightforward enough, there are some useful tips to keep in mind so you can enjoy this feature to its fullest extent:
- Usage: It won’t hurt to run your exhaust fan while you are taking your shower, but it should definitely be used for at least 15 minutes after you have finished.
- Timer and humidity sensor: If you find that you have a surplus in your remodeling budget, you can look into an exhaust fan that comes with a timer and humidity sensor. The timer will shut the system off after a programmed amount of time passes, which helps to cut down on energy use. The humidity sensor works similarly, automatically triggering your exhaust fan to turn on when the humidity rises above a certain level. Both of these functions will take the guesswork out of when you need to turn your fan on and off, making it easier to operate and saving you money in the process.
- Exterior ventilation: When your contractor is installing your exhaust fan they will have to make sure that the ventilation is flowing outside and not into an attic or adjacent room. This will simply transfer the humidity from one room to another, which will nullify the effectiveness of the s
As you continue to plan your bathroom remodeling in Scottsdale, AZ, make sure that you include an exhaust fan so that your bathroom can remain a clean and pleasant space. Give Phoenix Building Services, LLC a call today to learn about how we can take your bathroom to the next level with our transformative services.
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