There are many areas of the home that can benefit from improved ventilation. Do you find that you’re opening windows in a bathroom that gets too steamy? Does your kitchen get so smoky it sets off your smoke alarms? Does your living room have high ceilings that make it too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer? The solution to all these problems is improved ventilation.
Here are a few of the most common ventilation fans found in homes to improve ventilation.
Ceiling fans are one of the most popular electrical upgrades we install at Hickey Plumbing, Air & Electrical. It’s easy to see why; ceiling fans are stylish, quiet, and can improve the comfort of practically any room while using very little electricity.
While a ceiling fan doesn’t physically cool the air, it does provide evaporative cooling on your skin, which makes it feel more comfortable. In rooms with high ceilings the fan circulates the warm air downward in the winter months to improve comfort and make your heating system work more efficiently. With options like led light kits and remote controls, it’s worth replacing an old unit to take advantage of the energy savings and convenience options.
If your bathroom exhaust fans are more than five years old, or have begun making loud noises, it’s a good idea to have them replaced. Old, worn out fans can be a fire hazard. Installing a larger capacity fan can also help clear the air, preventing excessive humidity and mold.
Bathroom fans are also helpful in laundry rooms, where clothes washers and driers can generate a lot of heat and humidity in enclosed spaces.
Attic Exhaust Fans
Most attics are not connected to a home’s ventilation system for heating and cooling. This is where an attic ventilation fan can be a big help by moving stale air to the outside, which in turn helps your home’s heating and cooling system work more efficiently,
Cooktop exhaust fans
Whether you have a gas or electric range, proper ventilation is important for reducing smoke, humidity and fumes from accumulating to unhealthy levels. Have an island cooktop? Consider an automatic pop-up ventilation fan.
Ventilation and exhaust fans can make your living space a lot more pleasant, comfortable and healthier. Hickey Plumbing, Air & Electrical can help with all your home electrical upgrades, including ceiling fans, bathroom fans and more.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]