Exhaust Fan Installation in Maryland, Washington, DC & Virginia
One of the most overlooked components of a home or place of business is the bathroom exhaust fan. However, it’s also incredibly important to the condition and health of your building. Every bathroom should be outfitted with an exhaust fan; however, installing an exhaust fan is no easy task.
Jaffe Electric offers exhaust fan installation in Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia.
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The Benefits of Installing an Exhaust Fan in the DMV
An exhaust fan is a fan that is mounted in the wall or ceiling and that pulls air from the bathroom and that deposits it outside.
The following are a few of the reasons why the exhaust fan is so important:
- By removing the smells produced in your bathroom, the exhaust fan helps to maintain the quality of your indoor air.
- The exhaust fan removes the humidity produced by the shower and bath. This not only improves the comfort of your bathroom, but also helps to reduce the risk of mold growth, door and window warping, fixture rust, wallpaper peel and paint blistering.
Choosing the Right Exhaust Fan
Not every exhaust fan is the same. Each exhaust fan is measured by CFM (cubic feet per minute).
This indicates the strength of the exhaust fan’s draw. Most bathroom won’t need anything larger than a 200 CFM. You’ll want to make sure that you choose the right CFM-sized fan or else your fan will either be ineffective or work inefficiently.
The best way to do this is by adding up the CFM you need by adding 50 CFM for every toilet the bathroom has, 50 CFM for every bathtub, 100 CFM for every whirlpool tub and 50 CFM for every shower.
We Install Exhaust Fans in Maryland, Virginia & DC Area Homes & Businesses
This is not a process that you’ll want to undertake if you do not have the necessary skills and experience.
The following are the steps that a professional will take when installing an exhaust fan into your bathroom:
- If the bathroom contains both a toilet and a bathtub or shower, then the best place to install the exhaust fan is between the two.
- Venting should be attached from the fan to an exterior wall or to the roof. The last thing you’ll want to do is vent moist air into a crawl space or attic.
- Venting should take up the shortest and straightest path to the exterior. The longer it is and the more it bends, the less efficient the fan will be.
- A hole will need to be cut into the drywall in order to install the fan.
- The fan will then need to be properly wired as well as connected to the ducts in order to operate properly.
- The bathroom door needs to have a minimum of a 3/4 inch- clearance from the floor so that air can easily come into the bathroom to replace the sucked out air. This will put less stress on the fan.
Get a Free Estimate for Exhaust Fan Installation in Maryland
Installing an exhaust fan will require cutting into drywall, fitting the fan, connecting the wires and connecting the ducts. That being said, have a professional do it properly by contacting Jaffe Electric today.