When it comes to the acronym ‘Heating & Air Conditioning’, most people refer only to the ‘H’ (heating) & the ‘a/c’ (air conditioner)! But the ‘V’ (ventilation) is important too – especially with current homes, which are built tighter than ever, however energy codes require higher levels of air sealing & blower door tests to verify air tightness, however and narrow homes need mechanical ventilation, especially in powder rooms; Imagine stepping out of a nice tepid shower, wiping the mirror with your towel in order to see yourself, and of course the tepid steam produced the foggy mirror, but where does the excess moisture go? Without typical ventilation, it goes behind the walls, the tiles, & the floor, all of which can lead to mold & mildew.
Any Heating & Air Conditioning specialist worth her weight in salt understands the importance of typical ventilation fans that protect against the harmful effects of the mold & mildew, and they understand that a fan does more than just dislink steam… Proper ventilation needs to be powerful enough to dislink all of the steam.
And if a powder room is not situated on an outside wall, an Heating & Air Conditioning company can unquestionably run ductwork to dislink the moisture. Finally, an Heating & Air Conditioning specialist should offer a brief explanation of how long to run the powder room fan in order to always ventilate powder rooms, and most people leave the fan on only while they’re still in the powder room. But the best practice is to leave the fan on for up to an hour in order to always ventilate the room. A ventilation expert should emphasize that by venting out the excess moisture, you are actually contributing to your family’s health. And if you can’t kneel the noise that the powder room ventilator fan makes, for a few extra dollars, you can have a quiet powder room ceiling fan installed.