When shopping for a bathroom exhaust fan, you have both practical and design-oriented decisions to make. Practically speaking, you have the option of purchasing a fan-only unit that mounts flush to the wall or ceiling and is covered by a grille. Also available are combo units that feature a heater and/or a light. With ceramic elements, the fan-forced heat is a great way to warm a cold bathroom, and the light adds extra illumination.
Other fans are as decorative as they are useful, adding a bit of style to match the decor of your bathroom. Whichever type you choose, your bathroom exhaust fan will likely require a duct for proper ventilation. Look for an Energy Star-rated unit with a CFM number (cubic feet per minute) that corresponds to the size of your bathroom.