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Home Maintenance: The Exhausting Truth Behind Restroom Fans

Home Maintenance: The Exhausting Truth Behind Restroom Fans

When we take showers or use the restroom, we tend to utilize the restroom fan included in homes and apartments across the nation. The small task of turning the fan on and off serves as a common courtesy and a health necessity, in terms of your home’s HVAC system. At JM Heating & Cooling, we’re big fans of the exhaust mechanism in a home’s restrooms, and are here to offer helpful tips on how to make sure they’re always working in top shape. Keeping them maintained is not only positive for your system, but also for your health.

The first reason we run the fan in the restroom is obvious. We do it to avoid mold growth on surfaces that are often saturated with moisture during showers. Hot water makes its way through the bathroom, clinging to drywall, wood, mirrors, and porcelain surfaces alike, and slowly dissipates after the shower faucet is turned off. Without a fan, proper ventilation is hard to achieve if one refuses to crack an exterior window, and letting hot air escape out of the bathroom door only lets it into other enclosed spaces throughout the home. If moisture builds up in dark spaces with porous materials, mold can easily grow and take over spaces in your home. Simply using the fan in the bathroom can easily avoid this risk that can pose health problems and expensive repairs down the road.

Ventilation also keeps restroom spaces fresh, making those using them feel clean before, during and after use. Keeping what bathrooms are used for in mind, proper ventilation is vital to maintaining a clean space for everyone in your home, including guests, to use. Properly airing out your home also keeps other rooms clean and comfortable, allowing bacteria, viruses, and dust particles in the air to escape to the outside through your HVAC system. Proper insulation and maintaining your duct systems can make this process run smoothly all year long. It’s also vital to keeping pests out of your home.

To assure proper ventilation and avoid mold growth in your home, be sure to schedule an HVAC inspection twice per year at a time that fits your schedule. Our experts at JM Heating & Cooling don’t just specialize in keeping homes warm or cool throughout the seasons; we’re also concerned with the quality of the air your family is breathing in order to stay healthy and comfortable year-round on the Front Range. Our team has over two decades of combined experience in our field, and have a top-notch customer service reputation in our service areas.


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