Ordinary tasks like showering, bathing and shaving can put home-destructive humidity into the air in your Newark home. There’s good news though—a straightforward bathroom ventilation fan can protect you from warped wood, mold growth, broken drywall and other problems related 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 quiet and energy efficient as they could be? Luikart Heating & Cooling is here to answer your questions.
Today’s bathroom ventilation fans are small and sleek and they run more quietly and efficiently than ever before. You’ll find a hefty range of options, from simple fans that will get the job done to fans with built-in heat lamps, motion sensors and heat-exchanger ventilation that helps prevent warmed air from escaping through your ventilation. While you have a lot of bells and whistles to pick from, the most imperative feature of your fan is whether or not it’s full-sized enough to do its job.
Rated 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 normal 8-foot ceiling, your ventilation fan should have a CFM rating about the number of square feet in your bathroom. So, if your bathroom is 5 feet by 8 feet, a CFM rating of 40 would be adequate.
If you have a larger ceiling, the equation gets a little more difficult. 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 use HGTV’s guidance for bathrooms larger than 100 square feet – establish your CFM requirements by toting 50 CFM for every toilet; 50 CFM for each shower, bath and combo; and 100 CFM for each whirlpool.
If you’re unsure if your bathroom ventilation fan is the right size, or you know it’s the occasion for a new one, give the experts at Luikart Heating & Cooling at call at 740-200-5591. We’re here to help you guarantee you have a ventilation fan that will work hard to care for your home and keep it comfy.