Why hire Bradley Electric to replace the vent fans in your homes restrooms?
A bathroom vent fan is a simple device that works to exhaust air from the bathroom. Vent fans work to reduce moisture in the room as well as remove odors. Though a vent fan is a simple device, it is an important one that plays a significant role in keeping homes safe and preventing damage to the home. Understanding how important these vents are can help homeowners to understand why it is important to have vent fans installed and maintained by the experienced staff at Bradley Electric.
An exhaust vent must be chosen to work with a specific size room. If a vent is too small, it will not properly move air from the room. If a vent is too large, it will use more electric than is needed and will also be louder than needed. Though the noise may seem like a small matter, a loud fan in a small room can be quite the annoyance. Many people will not use a fan if it is too loud, which will defeat the purpose of having the fan. An experienced installer will be able to determine the proper fan based on the size of the room and other design features.
There are two primary types of bathroom vent fans: duct fans and duct free fans. Duct fans are attached to duct work in the attic that vents the moist air outside of the home. In some cases, duct fans are simply vented into the attic, but this is not a recommended practice as the moisture can cause problems in the attic. Duct free fans work by circulating the air without actually venting it. By moving the air in the bathroom, a duct free fan will pull air into the room from under the door which will help to reduce moisture. Duct free fans are not nearly as efficient as duct fans and should only be used in limited conditions.
Bathroom vent fans do more than just make a room comfortable, the removal of moisture from a bathroom is important to prevent the development of mold and mildew. While mildew is unsightly and can damage building materials, mold can cause serious illnesses. A bathroom vent that is properly sized, properly vented and properly working will quickly draw excess moisture out of the room.
Restroom vent fans can make a lot of noise. As a bathroom is a small room, the noise can be overpowering. An experienced technician can choose the right type of fan for a specific room that will make as little noise as possible. When needed, foam insulation can be added around the fan to dampen sound without reducing the fan’s effectiveness. In addition, fans that are not properly installed can shake and create more noise than they would if properly installed.