Ordinary tasks like showering, bathing and shaving can put home-destructive humidity into the air in your Phoenix home. There’s good news however—a simple bathroom ventilation fan can protect you from distorted wood, mold growth, cracked drywall and other problems related 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 noiseless and energy efficient as they could be? Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc 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 hefty range of selections, from classic fans that will get the job done to fans with integrated heat lamps, motion sensors and heat-exchanger ventilation that helps block warmed air from leaking through your ventilation. While you can find a lot of bells and whistles to pick from, the most critical aspect of your fan is whether or not it’s large 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 typical 8-foot ceiling, your ventilation fan should have a CFM rating almost 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 sufficient.
If you have a larger ceiling, the equation gets a little more complex. 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 heed HGTV’s tips for bathrooms larger than 100 square feet – determine 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 unsure 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 Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc at call at 602-832-7808. We’re here to help you guarantee you have a ventilation fan that will work hard to protect your home and keep it cozy.