Ordinary tasks like showering, bathing and shaving can put home-destructive humidity into the air in your Boynton Beach home. There’s good news though—a straightforward bathroom ventilation fan can save you from distorted wood, mold growth, damaged drywall and other problems connected 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 soft and energy efficient as they could be? A2Z Air Inc is here to answer your questions.
Today’s bathroom ventilation fans are small and smooth and they run more quietly and effectively than ever before. You’ll find a great range of choices, from classic fans that will get the job done to fans with fitted heat lamps, motion sensors and heat-exchanger ventilation that helps prevent warmed air from getting out through your ventilation. While you have a lot of bells and whistles to select from, the most important feature of your fan is whether or not it’s full-sized enough to do its job.
Rated by the cubic feet per minute (CFM) of air they push, a bathroom ventilation fan should be able to replace the air in a bathroom at least eight times an hour. With a standard 8-foot ceiling, your ventilation fan should have a CFM rating almost as high as the number of square feet in your bathroom. So, if your bathroom is 5 feet by 8 feet, a CFM rating of 40 would be sufficient.
If you have a higher ceiling, the equation gets a little more difficult. 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 straightforward, you can follow HGTV’s advice for bathrooms larger than 100 square feet – determine 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 unclear 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 A2Z Air Inc at call at 561-270-6228. We’re here to help you make sure you have a ventilation fan that will work hard to protect your home and keep it cozy.