Most homes today are quite airtight, which is ideal for lower energy bills. Unfortunately, an airtight home means indoor pollutants become trapped there. Installing exhaust fans is a minimalist way to improve your IAQ. With a fan in each bathroom along with the kitchen and laundry room, you’re all set to remove pollutants and moisture where they are most commonly generated. That way, you can enjoy all the benefits of exhaust fans, which include:
- Fewer asthma attacks and less intense allergy symptoms by removing dust mites, toxins, dust, pollen and other allergens from the indoor environment
- Better overall health including fewer headaches, skin rashes, nose bleeds and various illnesses
- Less fungus, mold and mildew growth
- Protected structural integrity, since excess moisture can peel paint and rot wood beams
- Cleaner scent, because exhaust fans ventilate stale air, odors, fumes, smoke and moisture to the outside
Types of Exhaust Fans
Select from a variety of exhaust fan types that work best in different areas of your home:
- Ceiling mounted: This is the most common type of exhaust fan. It sends stale air up and out through a roof vent.
- Wall mounted: This exhaust fan is mounted on the inside of an exterior wall, granting it direct access to the exterior.
- Inline: Instead of being mounted in a visible location, an inline exhaust fan is installed between the ducting, making it ideal if the room you want to ventilate doesn’t have enough clearance.
- Combination: Enjoy a light, a heater or both with a combination exhaust fan.
- Exterior remote mounted: This type of exhaust fan pulls fresh air in rather than pushing stale air out. It’s mounted on the exterior so any noise it makes is on the outside of your home.
- Kitchen range: When you ventilate the kitchen while cooking, you draw fumes, grease and smoke to the exterior where it can’t sully the indoor air.
Clearly, it’s important to install exhaust fans in your home. For more about the benefits of home ventilation, please contact the professionals at Senica Air Conditioning, Inc., Inc., serving the Tampa area since 1993.