Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bath Exhaust Fans

With models available from brands such as BROAN, FanTech, Hunter, NuTone and Panasonic, bathroom exhaust fans allow the built-up moisture in a bathroom to be vented to the outside. Bathroom fans not only help to keep mirrors from becoming overly fogged up, but they also help to prevent mold and mildew from forming. Bathroom exhaust fans may be installed in a wall or the ceiling and are usually centrally located in a bathroom to effectively vent moisture from the shower.

Bathroom Exhaust Fans
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.

Different Designs
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. 

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