Everyday tasks like showering, bathing and shaving can put home-harming humidity into the air in your Paso Robles home. There’s good news still—a modest bathroom ventilation fan can keep you from distorted wood, mold growth, broken drywall and other trouble connected with a humid bathroom.
Even if you have ventilation fans in your bathrooms, do you know if they’re the right size? Are they as noiseless and energy efficient as they could be? Paso Robles Heating and Air is here to answer your questions.
Today’s bathroom ventilation fans are small and sleek and they operate more quietly and effectively than ever before. You’ll find a great range of choices, from simple fans that will get the job done to fans with fitted heat lamps, motion sensors and heat-exchanger ventilation that helps block warmed air from escaping through your ventilation. While there are a lot of bells and whistles to choose from, the most important feature of your fan is whether or not it’s full-sized enough to do its job.
Graded 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 normal 8-foot ceiling, your ventilation fan should have a CFM rating at least as high as the number of square feet in your bathroom. Thus, if your bathroom is 5 feet by 8 feet, a CFM rating of 40 would be satisfactory.
If you have a larger ceiling, the equation gets a little more complicated. 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 use HGTV’s guidance for bathrooms larger than 100 square feet – verify your CFM requirements by toting 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 professionals at Paso Robles Heating and Air at call at 805-203-8667. We’re here to help you guarantee you have a ventilation fan that will drive hard to protect your home and keep it comfy.