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Upgrading to a Larger Bathroom Fan: Advice from the Experts

Imagine having a bathroom where you could keep moisture off the walls and the ceiling without opening a window. That would be great, especially during the colder months of the year, right? Well, contrary to popular belief, it is possible and it really doesn’t take too much effort. See below to find out how you can upgrade to a larger bathroom exhaust fan to keep moisture at bay:

First, Check For Dust

You really should never have to open up a window to get rid of moisture if you have an exhaust fan in the bathroom. If it’s not doing it’s job, open up the cover and vacuum it out to get rid of dust and debris that could be preventing it from working properly. If that doesn’t help, it’s time for a new fan.

Do Some Math

In order to find out what size fan you need to get, you’re going to need to do a bit of math. Divide your bathroom’s volume by 7.5 and you’ll get the total cubic-feet-per-minute (cfm) rating you need. It’s also important to keep in mind that you should go with a higher cfm than what you actually need in relation to the bathroom’s volume if the duct run exceeds 20 feet.

The Quieter, The Better

The last bit of advice you should consider is the sone rating. Compare different models because after all, you won’t want to hear the fan while it’s doing its job. The lower the sone rating, the quieter the fan will be.

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