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.
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.
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 --
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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