Exhaust Fan Installation
Mould is something you never want to see in your home as it causes serious respiratory issues. A well placed exhaust fan in wet areas will lower humidity and help rid your house of mould.
Types of Exhaust Fans
There are 3 main types of exhaust fans
- Ducted: Using either a foil or pvc type ducting, your ducting will be installed from the fan to the outside, expelling all the moisture and fumes outside (recommended)
- Non ducted: Some exhaust fans simply exhaust straight into the roof cavity. Depending on what is being exhausted, you want to ensure you have reasonable ceiling space to expel to, otherwise moisture and fumes will just build up in the cavity and could create future rot problems.
- In line: Inline is another form of ducting, where the fan is located in between the grill in your bathroom and the grill on the exterior wall and uses foil or pvc type ducting to link them together. This is a great option where ceiling height can be an issue or you want to get a fan right above a shower. The motor is not located right above the wet point, so it doesn’t become an electrical hazard
How to Tell if You Need an Exhaust Fan
If you notice any of the following issues in your home, it’s time to get us around to fit an Exhaust Fan for you:
- Build up of mould in wet areas
- Wet areas always staying damp
- Odours (toilet)
- Smells in the kitchen (this type of exhaust fan is generally referred to as a range hood and works best when ducted)
- Heat transfer from one room to another
Combination Exhaust Fans
Did you know that you can also get combination fittings which include lights, heating and fans? These are particularly great in cold bathrooms!
- Choice of 2 or 4 heat lamps
- Ducted and non-ducted
- Optional remote control for homes with restricted access
Factors to be bear in mind for bathroom combination fittings
- Dependent on the model, they do require at least 250 -300mm of ceiling space
- Ducted or non- ducted? ( difference between ventilating to the outside or straight into the roof cavity
We can supply exhaust fans for you, or you can purchase them yourself and we’ll install them.