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Advantages Of A Bathroom Ceiling Fan

A bathroom ceiling fan is often one of the most ignored fans in the home.  It’s unfortunate because most odor, dampness, mold and moisture could be prevented if only an adequate vent fan was installed.  There’s nothing that ruins the overall ambiance of a bathroom faster than a foul lingering odor or an old noisy exhaust fan.

There is some good news on the horizon because today there are more choices of bathroom fans than you can shake a stick at.  They come with such features as timers, sensors and humidistats.  It doesn’t matter whether you are attempting to match the décor of contemporary or classic bathroom there is a fan that can meet your needs.

Residential Bathroom Ceiling Fan Sizes

There are a few things you can do to help narrow down your choices and to insure you buy a fan that accommodates your needs. If you’re shopping for a bathroom ceiling fan for your home you’ll only find them in two sizes, four or six inches. For most bathrooms a four inch fan will suffice but if bathroom in question has very poor ventilation you may need to upgrade to the six inch fan to help better condense steam accumulation.

Residential Bathroom Ceiling Fan Features and Options

Convenience is a great luxury to have and paying the extra money for a couple of neat features is certainly worth it where bathroom fans are concerned.  A PIR sensor will automatically turn the fan on when it senses a person has entered a room.  What a great feature to have for those families who have kids who seem to always forget to turn the fan on when most needed.  Also, there is no more worrying about having to remember to turn a fan off either because a sensor will also turn the fan off when the room is empty.

Odors in bathrooms tend to hang around a bit longer than we’d like and a timer is a neat function that allows the fan to run for a measured block of time after the person has left the room before it stops.

The humidistat is a sensor that will automatically be activated once the moisture in the bathroom reaches a certain level.  These additional features will offer a convenience to you and your family for many years to come.