Ordinary tasks like showering, bathing and shaving can put home-harming humidity into the air in your Central Point home. There’s good news though—a modest bathroom ventilation fan can save you from warped wood, mold growth, damaged drywall and other issues associated with a humid bathroom.
Even if you have ventilation fans in your bathrooms, do you know if they’re the correct size? Are they as noiseless and energy efficient as they could be? Titan Heating & Air Conditioning is here to answer your questions.
Today’s bathroom ventilation fans are small and sleek and they work more quietly and economically than ever before. You’ll find a hefty range of options, from average fans that will get the job done to fans with integrated heat lamps, motion sensors and heat-exchanger ventilation that helps prevent warmed air from escaping through your ventilation. While there are a lot of bells and whistles to select from, the most imperative characteristic of your fan is whether or not it’s full-sized enough to do its job.
Assessed by the cubic feet per minute (CFM) of air they push, a bathroom ventilation fan should be able to replace the air in a bathroom at least eight times an hour. With a standard 8-foot ceiling, your ventilation fan should have a CFM rating about the number of square feet in your bathroom. Thus, if your bathroom is 5 feet by 8 feet, a CFM rating of 40 would be sufficient.
If you have a higher ceiling, the equation gets a little more complex. 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 straightforward, you can follow HGTV’s tips for bathrooms larger than 100 square feet – establish your CFM requirements by increasing 50 CFM for every toilet; 50 CFM for each shower, bath and combo; and 100 CFM for each whirlpool.
If you’re not sure if your bathroom ventilation fan is the proper size, or you know it’s come to the point for a new one, give the pros at Titan Heating & Air Conditioning at call at 541-286-6617. We’re here to help you ensure you have a ventilation fan that will work hard to guard your home and keep it comfortable.