I did not notice that the master bath did not have an exhaust fan until
after I closed.
The ceiling has a light fixture, so I could install a combo fan/light unit.
But I wonder
how those work. This bathroom is on the second floor with an attic above
alternatively I could install a separate fan and leave the light as is
Either way I will
wire everything together to save installing a second switch on the wall.
have comments on combo fan/light units? Lowes has a Harbor Breeze Aster
that looks promising.
I recommend that you look for one that is as quiet as possible.
They all will sound a lot louder when you get them installed in your
Make sure it is vented outside, not into the attic. You can vent
through the roof or in some cases out the overhang. Don't vent where
the damp air may come back into your attic.
Don't limit you choices to the big box stores. Remember they tend
to carry the low end products.
You can get any combination of light, exhaust fan, heater, and night
light. You probably would want to replace the ceiling light fixture with
a fan-light combination unit. You can wire both the fan and light to one
switch, and they will, of course, operate together.
A better way is to put the fan on a timer so it can run for a half-hour
or so after you leave and shut the door, to help reduce the humidity and
resulting mildew, dry rot, and rust in the bathroom. Of course, this
would require a two-gang box and a new 3-wire-plus-ground (12-3G) cable
from the box to the fixture.
The quality is generally inversely related to the noise and price. If
this is your residence, and you own it, I would spring for an
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