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The Air Duct to Better Ventilation in the Bathroom

Bathroom Ventilation Setup

Bathroom ventilation does more than improve a hot and stuffy bathroom. It helps prevent mold and bad smells. Water vapor that does not get sucked out builds up over time in the timber and can cause irreversible damage. Ventilation is the key to a healthier and more hygienic bathroom.

Bathroom Ventilation Setup
Bathroom Ventilation Setup

Installation Tips

 

Ventilation Diagram
Ventilation Diagram

 

-Make sure the fan terminates outside instead of into the attic or wall.

-The venting outside should point downwards so that when it rains, water doesn’t get in.

-Check with your local planning department to see if you need a permit to install your fan.

-Choose a fan that is energy efficient and meets standards of Energy star

Grill Bathroom Fan with White Finish
Grill Bathroom Fan with White Finish

Broan’s heavy duty fan is energy star qualified. This is a popular, very basic design that can be installed into a ceiling or a wall.

Decorative Satin Nickel Fan and Light
Decorative Satin Nickel Fan and Light

Broan makes more elaborate bathroom fans
as well, such as this decorative fan concealed behind silver and frosted glass.

-Make sure your fan is UL, appropriate for moist areas.

-The venting outside should point downwards so that when it rains, water doesn’t get in.

-Place fan nearest to the shower or tub to remove the most vapor.

 

 

 

For optimum results with your bathroom fan, choose one with a silent engine. Most modern ventilators are almost completely silent. A roaring engine can really disrupt the sense of peace in the restroom. Another good habit to get into is running the fan for twenty minutes after your shower or bath. This will remove the vapor without overworking the fan.

Recessed Light Attached to Fan
Recessed Light Attached to Fan

This model by Broan Nutone is virtually invisible. If your bathroom has recessed lighting, you can take advantage of hiding a fan behind one of them.

Square Vent and Fan
Square Vent and Fan

This more utillitatian design uses a charcoal filter to circulate purified air. It requires no duct to the outside.

Ornate Bronze Light and Fan
Ornate Bronze Light and Fan

For a more classical decor, the fan hidden behind ivory alabaster glass is available from the company, Broan Nutone. The same style also comes in silver.

Simple Bronze Light and Fan
Simple Bronze Light and Fan

This simpler bathroom fan has an oil rubbed bronze finish. This design is less distracting than the more intricate one preceding it.

Simple Satin Nickel Light and Fan
Simple Satin Nickel Light and Fan

This similarly simple design has a galvanized steel casing and a rust-proof finish. When installing a vent, it’s important to make sure it’s sealed tight so water vapor does not creep in.

Many fans by Broan Nutone have easy installation instructions. I hope this will help expand the restroom with a breath of fresh air. A room that is usually small and tucked away in a corner deserves an upgrade.