Average tasks like showering, bathing and shaving can put home-harming humidity into the air in your Lake Worth home. There’s good news though—a straightforward bathroom ventilation fan can protect you from warped wood, mold growth, broken drywall and other problems associated with a humid bathroom.
Even if you have ventilation fans in your bathrooms, do you know if they’re the proper size? Are they as noiseless and energy efficient as they could be? Smyth Air Conditioning Inc is here to answer your questions.
Today’s bathroom ventilation fans are small and sleek and they run more quietly and economically than ever before. You’ll find a hefty range of selections, from simple fans that will get the job done to fans with integrated heat lamps, motion sensors and heat-exchanger ventilation that helps block warmed air from leaking through your ventilation. While there are a lot of bells and whistles to pick from, the most important 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 transfer, a bathroom ventilation fan should be able to swap out the air in a bathroom at least eight times an hour. With a typical 8-foot ceiling, your ventilation fan should have a CFM rating about the number of square feet in your bathroom. Therefore, if your bathroom is 5 feet by 8 feet, a CFM rating of 40 would be satisfactory.
If you have a taller 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 easy, you can use HGTV’s tips for bathrooms larger than 100 square feet – verify your CFM requirements by adding 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 correct size, or you know it’s come to the point for a new one, give the experts at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc at call at 561-533-6066 . We’re here to help you ensure you have a ventilation fan that will work hard to protect your home and keep it comfortable.