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The Importance of Residential Exhaust Fans


One piece of electrical equipment that often gets forgotten in terms of overall importance is the residential exhaust fan. These devices provide essential ventilation in the kitchen and bathroom, creating a cleaner, healthier environment for everyone in your household. At Mel Carr Electric, we proudly offer quality residential exhaust/ventilation fans for both kitchens and bathrooms. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of residential exhaust fans, and if your fans are declining in performance, making strange noises, or not working at all anymore, do not hesitate to give us a call for top-notch installation.

The Benefits of Installing a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

  • Gets Rid of Nasty Smells: It’s not controversial to say that the bathroom is the area in your house where the nastiest smells are produced. Your exhaust fan is essential for getting rid of these smells, so this room is a more comfortable, fresher environment for everyone.
  • Reduces Moisture: Your bathroom is also the area in your home where the most moisture accumulates. While this is unavoidable to a certain extent, too much moisture build-up can cause paint to crack, attract insects, and create uncomfortable levels of humidity. Luckily, a working exhaust fan will help mitigate these issues by significantly reducing moisture build-up. And speaking of problems stemming from too much moisture…   
  • Prevents Mold Growth: Mold growth plays into both of the issues listed above. Excess moisture is the main cause of mold growth, and in dank environments where moisture is not taken care of, you are likely to detect a musty, unpleasant odor, too. Mold spores can cause a lot of health problems, such as itchy skin, eye irritation, coughing, sneezing, headaches, and even joint pain. That’s why if there is a problem with your current exhaust fan, it is important for the sake of fighting mold growth to get it replaced.  

The Benefits of Installing a Kitchen Ventilation Fan

  • Gets Rid of Nasty Smells: Much like in the bathroom, a chief function of your kitchen exhaust/ventilation is to get rid of nasty odors. In the case of your kitchen, most of these will be caused by cooking, which brings us to…
  • Releases Cooking Fumes: In addition to creating nasty smells, the fumes released from grease and oils while you cook can foster an unsafe environment for everyone in your household. The exhaust your stove releases from grease, fats, oils, and anything else you are cooking with may present a potential fire hazard, in addition to affecting your indoor air quality. Speaking of which…
  • Improves Indoor Air Quality: Over time, the runoff from cooking fumes can really affect your indoor air quality. Cooking fumes fall into the category of VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, which are one of the worst air pollutants. Just as your exhaust fan in the bathroom helps mitigate mold spores from being circulated around your air, the fan in your kitchen does the same thing for cooking fumes, so your entire household can breathe easier and feel better.

To schedule exhaust fan installation today, just call (518) 500-3042, or contact us online.

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