Exhaust Fan in the Bathroom?

How hard would it be to put a Exhaust Fan in the bathroom. All we have in there now is the air exchanger vent and we find it doesn't remove all the moisture in the air after/during a shower.
Also, would it be possible to get a light in the shower as well? We find there's not enough light in there.
This is also a brand new house, 8 months old. Also would be an upstairs bathroom with access to the Attic.
Thanks.
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Steve



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It is doable. The attic access is good because you won't need to take apart the bathroom ceiling. I have found the Panasonic fans to be very easy to install into existing bathrooms. You will need to vent the fan to the outside either through the roof, a wall, or an overhang.
A fan or light in the shower will need to be approved for that purpose and have GFCI protection.
You can install separate switches for the fan and shower light or connect them to the existing light.
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wrote:

I"m sure you can put in an exhaust fan, but I don't think any fan can remove all t he moisture during a hot shower. It is either blown out or it evaporates and is blown and spreads out later.

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Yes and yes. If you're uncomfortable with electrical work you may want an electrician to hook up the light and provide power to the fan. For the fan, consider a remotely located fan, which would be located in the attic and connected via ductwork to a vent in the bathroom. Most remote fans are MUCH quieter than most in-ceiling fans. As an alternative, there are ceiling fans which include a light, which would give you both of your requested capabilities in a single installation. Regards --
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SteveC wrote:

shouldn't be hard at all. take out the vent and measure the opening then go to somepleace that sells fans. I have a nice speedy fan in the bathroom ceiling that does a pretty good job. I have noticed some pretty wimpy ceiling fans. Not sure what the RPM's are in my fan.

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