Does your bathroom have an exhaust fan? If not, you’re missing out on a few notable perks that every homeowner will benefit from. What advantages will you enjoy when you opt for professional bathroom exhaust fan installation? Let’s take a look and find out!
1. 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 significant perk since you may not even be able to get your bathroom window open if it’s frozen shut.
The outdoor air is often humid in summer, 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 undoubtedly crack your bathroom door during your shower or bath, but doing that will only funnel humidity into your living areas.
2. 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, only adding to the problem. If you want to prevent gradual water damage, opting for a professional bathroom exhaust fan installation is one of the best protective measures you can take.
3. 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.
4. 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 bath time atmosphere, as well as other built-in perks like heating, moisture-level detection, and more.
5. Added Bathroom Privacy
Let’s face it; the bathroom is one of the most private rooms in your home. Whether you’re going to the toilet, shaving, or showering, a buffer between the restroom and the rest of the house is always appreciated. Bathroom fans give off a white noise to cut out the sound of your activities, giving you peace of mind in auditory privacy!
How Difficult Is Exhaust Fan Installation?
In short, installing a bathroom fan is no easy task. In fact, installing a bathroom fan is known as “intermediate” in terms of difficulty. So, if you’re not skilled with power tools, this task may prove challenging to do on your own.
Cutting the hole is the first step of the installation process, and this hole can’t ‘roughly’ the size you need. An exact cut is required for the fan to fit correctly without falling.
Next, you must attach the fan to the electrical wires from the ceiling. For the exhaust to escape the confines of your home, you will need to cut a hole in the roof and install a roof vent. These steps may also prove challenging if your knowledge of roofs is minimal.
The final step is connecting the wires with the fan and the wires up with the switch, which may prove challenging if you do not have electrician experience.
Should I Hire a Professional for Exhaust Fan Install?
If you don’t have experience installing bathroom fans, then--yes, you should contact a professional!
Trusted Twin Cities electrical outlets like Harrison Electric have almost four decades of experience with installation of that kind. You’ll receive peace of mind knowing your bathroom fan installs correctly and promptly. When completed, you won’t even notice someone conducting work in your bathroom––besides the new fan, of course!
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.