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Where Should the Bathroom Fan Be Located?

January 12, 2017

Bathrooms are not just a pretty place to get ready in the morning. From water vapor control, to temperature changes, to managing odors, there is a lot that can go wrong in this space of your home. Exhaust fans are essential to keeping your bathroom safe & odor-free. The main feature of the exhaust fan is to remove moisture out of the air, which is crucial to keeping your bathroom mold-free. The fan also helps to remove odors and eliminate harmful agents from cleaning solutions from the air.

So, since exhaust fans are so important to the bathroom, does it matter where they’re located? Of course it does! Choosing the right location in your bathroom for your fan is important.

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Pick the area with the most moisture

Since the main function of the fan is to reduce moisture, it only makes sense to position the fan in the most concentrated area of moisture. It seems simple, but this might not be the most attractive area in your bathroom. Try to look beyond design and trust the expert who will be installing your fan on the best area for functionality.

So, where is this area? The area with the most moisture is typically, you guessed it, right above your shower or bath tub.

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Of course, every bathroom is different. And, with new technological developments and styles of exhaust fans, you’ll want to ask a professional what will work best for you. For example, if the fan has a heater in it, you will not want to place it directly above your shower or bath.

In circumstances where you cannot place the exhaust fan closest to the most concentrated area of moisture, it’s best to install it in the middle of the room. This way, it has the best chance of properly controlling moisture and circulating the air.

Are you remodeling your bathroom in 2017? You’ll want to make your investment count, by doing everything right the first time around. Be sure to work with a professional when making any renovations. Looking for expert advice on your bathroom remodel? Stop by one of our locations to browse our selection of amazing bath & kitchen items, or contact us now to make an appointment with an expert at one of our showrooms.

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