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Steps to Reliable Extractor Fans Installation


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Date Added : July 25, 2011 Views : 298


The use of the extractor fans has brought immense benefits in homes today. People are no longer bearing with bad air quality, high humidity levels in a room or the resulting moisture damage to your home’s surfaces. A decent ventilation system helps in dealing with these problems in bathroom, kitchens and any other room faced with the problem. However, before proceeding with the installation of a ventilation system, one has to make a number of decisions.

The first thing that one needs to do is to consider the type of ventilation to use. There are basically three types that one can turn to; round pipe, rectangular and flexible hose ducting. All the three types have their merits and downsides. To choose the right type, one has to determine both the performance and the available space for installation. This is the only sure method that one can use to make sure that the best environment is created in the long run. The flexible hose ducting is the best option for limited or awkward installations.

The nature of fans used should also be considered. Some people don’t mind paying extra money for continuous or automated options while others go with the manual ‘on-demand’ approach. This is a very important aspect to consider when selecting extractor fans. Also some systems might cost more to install but may have long term cost benefits in terms of being more economical (referred to as low energy ventilation) or by using heat recycling methods to help reduce your heating costs.

Also some systems might cost more to install but may have long term cost benefits in terms of being more economical (referred to as low energy ventilation) or by using heat recycling methods to help reduce your heating costs.

Another vital consideration that one has to make is where the extractor fans are to be installed. This is an aspect that relates sorely to the size and automation. When the area is small, the ventilation has to be adapted enough to fit in the area. Additionally, when humidity problems are prevalent, the choice of the automated or continuous fans is the best to go with. This will make sure that the problem is resolved as soon as it presents itself. Any area that is exposed to air moisture would benefit from the installation of a ventilation system but it is best to prioritize ‘wet rooms’ such as bathrooms, kitchens and washrooms – particularly if they have no windows or access to ‘natural’ ventilation.

The brand matters a lot. There being many manufacturers in extractor fans, quality differs. The buyer should therefore take time in considering the reputation that a given brand has garnered over time. The fans should only be bought from reputable brands who offer a variety of solutions to suit different situations. Online reviews and recommendations could be of great help in this step.

Once all the vital considerations have been made, one has to counter the cost that will be involved. This is the only sure way to ensuring dependability in the installed system. In most cases, when care is not taken, one ends up in immense frustrations. This is basically due to overspending. The buyer is required to come up with a precise budget to monitor his expenses. The purchase and installation cost of the extractor fans should be within personal financial reach. This helps avoid the mental discomfort brought by over expenditure.


Brendan Telarin is the author of this article on Ventilation Ireland. Find more information on Domestic Fans here

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