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Bathroom Exhaust Fan Replacement Ellicott City

Do exhaust fans really need so much love?
Homeowners in Ellicott City, MD are missing a simple, yet important functioning part of their bathroom.  Exhaust fans are in most Ellicott City household bathrooms.  Yet, as familiar as they are to homeowners, there are several important factors that are getting overlooked.  

Here are 5 things about bath fans you might not know:

  1. Most exhaust fans installed in Ellicott City, Maryland homes vent moisture directly into the attic
           --This causes mold
           --This accelerates the age of the roof
           --This degrades existing insulation
  2. Bathroom exhaust fan ducts running through an attic can "sweat" during an Ellicott City, MD winter if not insulated properly
  3. Different fan models exhaust different amounts of air per minute
  4. If an exhaust fan is making noise, that does not mean it is working right
  5. Incorrectly installed fans can act as gateways to the attic increasing BGE and Pepco energy bills

As it turns out, a bathroom exhaust fan is important for indoor air quality and should be installed correctly!  
 

Answer

bath fan replacement ellicott city md

Here are the characteristics of a properly installed bathroom exhaust fan in an Ellicott City, Maryland home:

  • The exhaust fan damper is vented through the side wall or roof
  • A bath fan should be measured for how much air it is exhausting after installation
  • A bathroom fan duct should be insulated to R-8 in Ellicott City, Maryland climate
  • A tightly pulled or rigid duct is preferred with a maximum run of 25'
  • The fan housing should be air sealed to prevent air leakage
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Complete Bathroom Exhaust Package

All Inclusive & Exclusive
New Install or Replacement in Ellicott City Maryland

Current Fan Evaluation
 We measure your current bath fan exhaust speed
 We inspect the current exhaust fan termination point
 We look for signs of duct "sweating" or roof mold in the attic

Bathroom Exhaust Fan Replacement Includes
 A high performance fan with low noise
 Fan is set to the right speed for the size of the bathroom
 Air seal the new fan installation to stop air leakage
 Properly seal and insulate the bath fan exhaust duct
 Properly terminate the exhaust fan duct to the "outdoors"**
 Add a delay timer for automatic service
 Check the fan speed upon completion
 Check the fan speed in one month after completion for free

**The price is standard and includes up to 5' of exhaust ducting

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This Panasonic low sone bathroom exhaust fan is set to exhaust 80 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM)

Bathroom exhaust fan installation

This is a classic example of years of moisture exhausting directly into the roof sheathing causing black mold and shortening the roof system's life.

 

Venting exhaust to the "outdoors" should be a high priority.

Bathroom ventilation fans draw out moisture and odor.  Did you know these devices can also be used to improve indoor air quality?  With speciality switches and timers, properly installed exhaust fans not only make for a more healthy bathroom, but bath fans can also improve a Maryland home's overall indoor air quality!

Air sealing around bathroom exhaust fans is an important part of the project.

Building Analyst exhaust installation

We follow good building science principle to guide our installation practices.
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    Hometrust Remodeling's mission is to help Maryland homeowners create a more comfortable home and save energy by using building science principles and modern air sealing and insulation techniques.
     


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