Friday, August 03, 2012

Bath Fan Installation Locations

A typical hot-water shower produces a pound of steam. This moisture can damage your home and health by weakening drywall and joists, and creating an atmosphere that allows mold and dust mites to thrive. Ventilation fans reduce these threats by pulling moisture and other irritants (cleaning chemicals, dust, pet dander, pollen, tobacco smoke, combustion by-products, etc.) from the air.

Most installers place bathroom ventilation fans in the center of a bathroom, a location that takes advantage of the lights included on many vent fans. Most vent fans (*even those with lights) can also be positioned directly over a shower. This would provide more efficient venting of shower steam. Note that fans which include heaters or decorative grilles should not be installed directly over a shower. *A ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) is required for electric shock protection when units with lights are positioned over a shower.

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