Ventilating Fan FAQ: Learn What Peachtree Residents Need To Know

Ventilating Fan FAQ: Learn What Peachtree Residents Need To Know

Ventilating Fan FAQ: Learn What Peachtree Residents Need To KnowProper home ventilation is essential for good health, both in regard to preventing respiratory conditions and allergies, and avoiding fungus and mold growth. For these reasons, proper ventilation is not an option but a necessity, especially with the hot, humid summers that we experience in Georgia.

Five frequently asked questions about proper home ventilation

1. What kinds of exhaust fans are available?

  • A wall-mounted ventilating fan is mounted on the outside wall of your home. It draws the stale air out without any ductwork.
  • A ceiling-mounted exhaust fan expels air through a vent in the roof.
  • A kitchen range fan helps eliminate stale air, moisture and bad odors from cooking.
  • An inline ventilating fan is mounted in between the ducting in the ceiling of your home.
  • A combination ventilating fan is generally used in the bathroom. These combination fans can be an exhaust fan and a light, or a fan, light and heater all in one.

2. Are there particular rooms that require their own ventilation?

Yes, the kitchen needs a 15 ACH fan and the bathroom requires an 8 ACH fan.

3. What does ACH stand for?

ACH stands for the number of times the fan should completely change the air in the room; 15 ACH equals 15 times in an hour.

4. Where should I put the exhaust fans in my bathroom?

  • Fans that are approved to be installed in wet areas should be installed over a bathtub or shower.
  • If your toilet has its own enclosure, it needs to have an exhaust fan.

5. Are there different kinds of kitchen range hoods?

Yes, there are two kinds of kitchen range hoods. One exhaust fan is mounted above your range and the other is a down-draft kitchen exhauster. The one you should use will depend on several factors including where your range is located.

To find out more about achieving proper home ventilation, please contact us at Powers Heating & Air today. We can help you make your home fresh and comfortable all year long.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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