Opening a window also allows for air to leave the affected room, but it may take longer for unwanted steam to clear, as well as letting in lots of cold air in winter! For these reasons, a mechanical exhaust fan is often a more favourable solution. The right exhaust fan can help prevent these issues by extracting air from the room. Depending on the factors outlined below, exhaust fans draw out moisture and odour along with air.
Even the best exhaust fan won’t necessarily eliminate steam from your bathroom immediately, but it will significantly improve your ventilation, and help keep your home healthy. Our goal here is to help you choose a fan that will ventilate the area well enough to prevent longer-term issues. If you would like to discuss your own goals with us, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Finding an exhaust fan to suit your needs:
When it comes to choosing an exhaust fan, there are many factors to consider. Everything from the size of the room to the climate you live in can tell you something about the type of exhaust fan you need.
In Brisbane, the most popular exhaust fans are ceiling exhaust fans. Depending on your situation, you might prefer a unit for wall or window installation.
· Exhaust Fan with Light
· Exhaust Fan with Heat Lamps
To choose the right exhaust fan, you need to know the size of the room. The exhaust fan needs to extract air to make space for fresh, clean air. So, it makes sense that room size relates to the strength of the fan you need. In the vast majority of residential installations, fresh air enters via a small gap under the door and this is adequate. Alternatively, a door vent could be considered.
Every time the exhaust fan extracts the full volume of air in the room, you achieve one air change. The number of air changes to aim for depends on many factors, including what type of room. For example, in a bathroom, we suggest aiming for approximately 15 air changes per hour. For more suggestion, you should contact the specialist.
Step by step finding a fan with the right capacity:
· Decide the number of air changes you’d like to achieve. We suggest aiming for 15 air changes in bathrooms and around 10 for toilets, but this is only a guide. It depends greatly on the environment.
· Measure the room’s length, width and height. Taking these measurements in metres will make things easier for you later because we measure our fans’ capacities in cubic metres.
Other Factors to consider before choosing an exhaust fan:
Some of the other factors that you should consider while choosing an exhaust fan are:
· Steam Temperature
· Interior Design and building materials
Remember that not all fans are deductible. Make sure that the fan you’re buying has a connection for ducting. This will be indicated on each of our exhaust fanlistings individually. You can also find ducting in the right size listed as an accessory on the listing. We sell a comprehensive range of exhaust fan accessories. If you use it correctly, your exhaust fan will assist in keeping your home healthy.