Exhaust fans perform a number of important tasks in the home and are even required by code in some areas. Streb Electric has 25 years of experience installing and repairing exhaust fans and can assist you with all of your needs.
An exhaust fan pulls moisture-rich air out of a space and releases it to the outside. Exhaust fans are most commonly used in bathrooms and attics, but they may also be beneficial in kitchens or in other parts of the home.
Removing moisture-rich air from a room offers many benefits, including decreasing the chance of mold or mildew growing in areas of your home. During warm weather, using an exhaust fan can help to remove humidity from the air to help reduce strain on air conditioning units. In addition, exhaust fans can control odors.
Depending on the design of your home and where you live, you may be required to have an exhaust fan due to building codes. You may need one to help solve problems related to mold and mildew. Streb Electric can inspect your home and advise you as to whether or not an exhaust fan is right for your needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Exhaust fans are extremely necessary to maintain airflow in a home by allowing for ventilation to replace undesired air with fresh air in buildings. These are most commonly used in bathrooms and kitchen spaces but can be beneficial in many areas of the home.
An exhaust fan is typically used in a bathroom to remove humidity from the air to prevent mold and mildew. Reducing moisture will prevent future damage to your paint or wallpaper. Having an exhaust fan in your kitchen is not required; however, it is necessary to maintain the air quality by removing grease, smoke, and fumes that are present in the air when cooking.
When choosing a fan there are a lot of factors to keep in mind when deciding which will work the best for your space.
Considering where the fan will be located in the first step when deciding. Whether the room is on the first floor or top floor will play a big role in where the air will expel. Additionally, the room size determines the air volume flow rate (CFM) needed for proper ventilation.
Sound level is a factor you should not overlook when picking a fan. Exhaust fans are often loud and disruptive in your home. Their noise levels are measured in sones, with a higher number of sones equating to a louder fan. It is recommended that you get a fan with a noise level of 1.0 or less.
Energy Efficiency is an important factor to consider when picking an exhaust fan. Picking an Energy-Star rated fan can help reduce your energy bill. Many bathroom fans come with an on/off timer, to save electricity; humidity sensors, which cause the fan to turn on only when moisture is present; or motion sensors, which turn the fan off automatically once someone leaves the room.
A wall-mounted fan is installed on an external wall of your house and enables the air inside to exit straight through the fan itself. This is a good option if you are on the first floor since it would be very hard to vent through the roof. Also, these types of fans require very little installation planning.
Exterior exhaust fans are very similar to wall-mounted fans due to the fact that they both pull air from the interior of a space and expel it outside. These are ideal for spaces where noise reduction is wanted since the fan is outside.
Inline fans are mounted in line with the ductwork, bringing air from the inside and to the outside of the home. These fans are typically used in rooms with poor ventilation. They are good options for homeowners who want to keep their fan in a remote location such as the attic. An
If you are looking to install an exhaust fan or have questions about your home’s ventilation Streb Electric can help. Streb Electric can inspect your home and advise you as to whether or not an exhaust fan is right for your needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.