How Exhaust Fans Protect Your Home

Exhaust fans are an efficient and inexpensive way to protect your home from problems caused by excessive moisture. The benefits of exhaust fans are so great, in fact, that it’s a wonder more homeowners don’t ensure they’re installed wherever moisture is likely to be a problem, most particularly in bathrooms and the kitchen. Here’s why, if you don’t already have exhaust ventilation in these areas, you should.

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You know how uncomfortable the bathroom or kitchen can feel when you generate too much moisture from showering or cooking. But discomfort isn’t the only issue: moisture can build up over the range hood or in the bathroom to the point where mold and mildew become established. Excess moisture may also cause water damage to wall paper, paint, wood or dry wall. What’s more, excessively damp conditions in the summer can make you feel warmer so that you need to turn down the thermostat on the air conditioner to feel comfortable.

And while a window in the bathroom can help if you open it, exhausting the damp air to the outdoors by means of a fan is a much better solution—that is, if the exhaust fan is vented to the outdoors. Sending moist air into the attic is as bad as retaining it in the kitchen or bathroom, as mold can flourish in insulation or dry wall when the attic itself is not well ventilated.

Types of Exhaust Fans

Exhaust fans just keep getting better as the technology improves, and today’s choices are not only super efficient, but also quieter than in former times. They’re also a lot “smarter.” Among the options you can choose are fans that are turned on by a humidity sensor or by motion sensors. These fans may offer pre-set speeds for smaller-capacity moisture removal when the wash basin tap is turned on, or higher-capacity moisture removal when someone is showering.

Additional options include models with night lights, built-in heaters, or overhead lighting.

To learn more about exhaust fans, contact Reliance Home Services of Greater Los Angeles. We guarantee 100 percent satisfaction.