It may not seem like the most important purchase when renovating, but getting the right fan will mean your new bathroom and kitchen will stay looking nicer for longer. If the wrong fan is chosen mould will quickly appear – that can be avoided if the correct fan is chosen for the job.
A standard extractor fan is needed to help remove moisture and unwanted odours from your home. If you are renovating your kitchen or upgrading your wet rooms, with our guidance you will be able to find the right ventilation units for your home. Our products are available in a range of styles and sizes to suit all room types and installation options.
One of your options could be a Timer fan. These fans are usually connected to your bathroom lights or via an on/off switch or pull cord. A Time over run means that the extractor fan will remain on for a pre-set time (usually 5-30minutes) after you have switched off the light or used the pull cord. This helps to control the level of humidity in your room.
Another option to control the level of humidity / steam in your room is a humidistat fan. These fans are controlled by a ‘steam’ sensor and work in relation to the humidity levels in the room rather than a pre-set run Timer fan. The fan’s sensor will detect the level of humidity in the air, switches on or off depending on the level. This ensures that your room is thoroughly ventilated without wasting energy through over-ventilating. As well as a Timer fan, the sensitivity of the humidity sensor can be adjusted to high and low ensuring the right setting for your needs and lifestyle.
You also have the option of a continuous running ventilation unit for your project. Continuous running fans have been designed to meet the requirements of the Building Regulations for bathrooms, kitchens, utility rooms and toilets. They are designed to run all of the time, continuously extracting humid and stale air, keeping your home fresh, healthy and free from condensation. Those fans are designed to run continuously at a very low rate and boost automatically when required, triggered by the humidity level in the air. The low running rate means it has extremely low noise levels. In addition even though the fan will be running continuously, running costs will still be low because these fans can cost you less to run than a low energy light bulb!
Noise should also be considered when selecting your ventilation unit as we have all been disturbed by a noisy fan at some point, whether it is at home, in a hotel or a restaurant restroom. In the past people have turned off fans just to gain some peace and quiet, but this can result in mould, condensation and poor indoor air quality. The noise levels of our fans are measured in A-weighted sound levels (dBA), which is a weighted scale for judging loudness that corresponds to the hearing threshold of the human ear. Some of our fans are as quiet as 16dB(A) meaning in human terms that they are quieter that a whisper, which is measured at 20dB(A).
Taking all this into consideration, finding the most suitable extractor fan for the job in hand is important as it will help to prevent unwanted steam and provide fresh, healthy air supply to your home.
So what is the trick? Select a fan which is powerful enough to provide good ventilation, but runs very quietly.
Our products are designed to tick all the boxes, providing an easy, quiet and cost effective ventilation solution with great warranty. Our ‘How to Choose a Fan’ section, will guide you through all you need to know about the basics of ventilation.
Once you have found the right fan for your project, please visit your local electrical wholesaler where you can buy it and even get further ventilation tips and guidance.
We also have a very helpful technical support team who can assist you with your search or if you have any questions about our product.
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