It doesn’t matter if you are doing a complete bathroom remodeling project or if you are just looking for a few good bathroom fix up ideas, more partial, having a great fan is the way to go. You can spend over $100 USD for one of these units, or you can find one for around $30 USD. The only issue with the lower priced fans is that they will not perform as well as the larger, more robust fans unless you have a small bathroom.
A bathroom fan is not just for odor control, as you’ve guessed by now. Since you’re looking for a new one, you probably already knew this. However, it is surprising how few people investigate the true use and benefit of the appropriate size fan for their bathroom. When you have the right size fan in your space, the problem of bathroom ventilation is quickly solved. And, the problem of excess moisture is not just the water itself, it is the effect of this water.
Excessive moisture leads to mildew and mold growth. If you don’t know, these can be serious health concerns that you want to avoid at all costs. In addition to that, it will allow better indoor air quality in general. This is especially important in homes that are built to a more exacting standard. Homes that are built to be much more ‘tight’ with no leaks are going to face issues with indoor air quality. Some studies have shown that homes with great insulation can face issues with poor indoor air quality, sometimes worse than the outdoors! Proper ventilation in the bathroom and even other spaces in your home is essential.
By todays standard, the recommendation is to use bathroom fans that moves one cubic foot of air per minute for every 100 square feet of space. Even the smaller and less expensive fans can boast this number. But, as discussed, if you are doing a complete remodel or have a larger bathroom, you’ll need to consider a larger fan as well.