Installing an extractor fan in your bathroom or kitchen can make a huge difference to the amount of moisture in your Hereford home.
Installing an extractor fan helps to remove the moisture caused by cooking and showering before it causes damp and mould to form. If you need an extractor fan installation in the Hereford area, ElectricsFixed are your friendly, local electrician.
Why do I need an extractor fan installation?
The simplest way to let the humid air out of your Hereford home is to open the windows. Unfortunately, this is also the fastest way to let out all your heat! Not ideal when you step out of the shower on a chilly morning. Many Hereford homeowners are looking for an effective alternative that allows them to let the damp air out without letting the cold air in. High humidity in a home will leave you suffering with damp, condensation and mould. This is not only unpleasant but can have a significant impact on your health. Installing an extractor fan is the ideal solution. You can reduce the humidity in your home without reducing the temperature. An extractor fan simply removes damp air from your home, preventing it from collecting and condensing in any cool spots.
Choosing the right extractor fan for your home
Before recommending an extractor fan, your electrician will have a few questions for you. There are a few things they will need to consider. The first thing they will do is to calculate the optimum rate of extraction for the room the extractor fan will be installed in. This is measured in either metres cubed per hour or litres per second. You don’t need to worry about the maths – your electrician will calculate this for you. A larger room will need a higher extraction rate than a small one. If your household likes particularly long or hot baths, then this will be taken into consideration and a more powerful extractor recommended.
Next, they will ask about the location the extractor fan is going to be installed in your home. For example, an extractor fan installed in an ensuite bathroom will often need to be a quieter model to avoid disturbing others. You will also need to decide how your extractor fan is controlled. The most common installation is one which is operated via the light switch. You can also have a manually operated system, often used for an extractor fan installed in a kitchen. If you like additional technology, then an extractor with a humidistat is an option. This is a sensor which detects moisture in the air and switches the fan on and off as automatically. This is a great option if you like a shower before bed. You can turn off the light to go to sleep and the fan will keep running until it clears the moisture.
Who can install an extractor fan?
A qualified, competent electrician should be called upon to install your extractor fan. Installing an extractor fan safely requires skill and knowledge. A qualified electrician will have the experience to work safely and mitigate the potential risks of electricity and water. An unqualified person could leave your home at risk of electrical fire and your family at risk of electric shock. A poorly installed extractor fan is also unlikely to be effective. An experienced electrician will ensure the extractor is safely installed, located in the most appropriate spot, and can vent properly.
If you would like to see how an extractor fan can help keep your home free from condensation, call ElectricsFixed today. Our experienced, fully qualified and NAPIT registered electricians will be happy to discuss your options. Based in Shelwick, Hereford we are your local, friendly electrician. Contact us today.