Does your bathroom have an exhaust fan? If not, you’re missing out on a few notable perks that any homeowner can seriously benefit from. What advantages will you enjoy when you opt for professional bathroom exhaust fan installation? Read on to find out.

Remove Steam From the Air

With a bathroom exhaust fan, you can eliminate a large percentage of the steam generated during a shower or bath without having to open a window. During our frigid Minnesota winters, that’s a major perk, since you may not even be able to get your bathroom window open if it’s frozen shut. In summer, the outdoor air is often humid, so opening your bathroom window will only add to the humidity inside the room.

If you don’t have a window in your bathroom, an exhaust fan is an absolute must since there’s no other way to force steam (humid air) outdoors. Yes, you can certainly crack your bathroom door during your shower or bath, but doing that will only funnel humidity into your living areas.

Protect Your Bathroom From Moisture Damage

Exhausting excess airborne moisture outdoors is the best way to prevent moisture-related damage to your bathroom surfaces. It’s not uncommon for considerable steam to build during a hot shower or bath, and if that steam is allowed to remain inside the bathroom, it will settle as condensation on various surfaces in the room.

Over time, that condensation can damage wood surfaces and encourage mildew or mold growth that may threaten your health. In some cases, excess moisture can also attract pests, which will only add to the problem. If you want to prevent gradual water damage, opting for professional bathroom exhaust fan installation is one of the best protective measures you can take.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

Any extra ventilation you can get inside your home will help boost your indoor air quality. Since the average home’s indoor air is four to five times more polluted than the air outdoors, bathroom exhaust fan installation can help you take steps toward protecting your family’s health.

Multi-Functional Overhead Lighting and Heating

If your bathroom currently has an overhead light and no exhaust fan, you can opt for a light/fan combo that will allow you to avoid putting extra holes in your ceiling. Modern exhaust fans can also come equipped with nighttime lighting to create a relaxing bathtime atmosphere, as well as other built-in perks like heating, moisture-level detection, and more.

Harrison Electric: Bathroom Exhaust Fan Installers at Your Service

Whether you need your existing bathroom exhaust fan replaced or you’re looking to retrofit your bathroom with a fan, get in touch with our team at Harrison Electric! Since 1985, our licensed residential electricians have proudly provided Minneapolis and St. Paul homeowners with a wide variety of electrical services, and we’d love to make you our next satisfied client. To get started, feel free to give our office a call today at 763-544-3300 or contact us to request an installation quote.