Bathroom exhaust fans are a critical piece of a home’s ventilation system. They help remove moisture from the air, while improving air quality and reducing odours. Without a bathroom exhaust fan, the moisture from showers and bathtubs is permeates the ceiling and walls, and can damage insulation and wood joists.
When meeting with clients about a planned bathroom renovation, the BestCan team may also suggest reviewing your existing, or non-existent, ventilation system. Why? Bathroom fans process damp air. Over time, the fan may need to be cleaned (dust, pet hair and dander, other airborne particles), serviced or replaced. It is also possible a bathroom renovation could lead to a need for improved airflow rates or fan controls.
So, when was the last time you paid attention to your bathroom ventilation? If you notice a condensation build-up on your bathroom walls or fixtures, or if the mirror remains steamed up long after a shower, it may be time to service or upgrade. Modern day bathroom exhaust fans have improved sound levels, improved energy efficiency, in addition to improved airflow performance, and homeowner controls. There are also LEED for Homes models.