Many older homes today still don't have exhaust fans in the bathroom. Do we need an exhaust fan? Can we get away with just opening a window when we need to let out some steam or clear the air?
The answer is YES you do need one and here are the reasons why:
- It controls humidity. Condensation builds up fast during a shower and even a hot steamy bubble bath. An exhaust fan sucks in the moisture and prevents mold build up in corners and crevices of your bathroom.
- Cleans the air. This is a kind favor meant to help the noses of anyone who goes in or near the restroom after well…you know.
- Preserves paint and wallpaper. Moisture build-up can cause peeling of paint and wallpaper and can cause mildew that will ruin the design. An exhaust fan will help preserve the life of your walls.
- Prevents mold and mildew. Mold and mildew can make you sick, and a steamy bathroom is a perfect place for it to take hold. An exhaust fan helps remove a large amount of moisture that would otherwise settle to create mildew and mold.
- Provides ventilation. Whether you are putting on makeup, blow drying your hair or using hairsprays and perfume, or even scrubbing the shower; the exhaust fans sucks it all out to keep it cool and rid the air of chemicals.
Adding an exhaust fan to your bathroom makes a world of difference. It is important to have one installed by a trained and licensed electrician like John's Electric.