Bathroom exhaust fans, bathroom ventilation fans, nutone, panasonic exhaust fan

Bathroom exhaust fans, bathroom ventilation fans, nutone, panasonic exhaust fan

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Bathroom Exhaust Fans Information:

Lighting Fixtures and Ceiling Fans.com has a huge inventory of bathroom exhaust fans and bathroom ventilation fans. You will find — in stock — a great variety of bathroom exhaust fans from dependable, innovative manufacturers including Panasonic and Nutone .

Why are Bathroom exhaust fans important?

Ventilation is more important than ever with today’s energy efficient homes. «Airtight» homes retain stale air and pollutants actually causing health problems.

«Airtight» Homes are the result of:

  • New insulating materials;
  • House wraps;
  • Newly designed doors and windows;
  • Sealing caulks;

Fewer drafts lower heat and air-conditioning costs however, pollutants retained in airtight structures can be dangerous to their inhabitants and jeopardize structural integrity. Mechanical ventilation done correctly can reduce poor indoor air quality while maintaining energy efficiency.

Bathroom exhaust fans can help rid the home of Biological Pollutants -

  • Mold and mildew;
  • Pollen;
  • Dust mites;
  • Pet dander;
  • Viruses and bacteria;

Accumulation of these pollutants can be harmful especially to people who suffer from asthma or allergies. Proper ventilation can help rid a home of its moist, humid environment the cause of many of these problems.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) — VOCs are carbon-based compounds that easily evaporate.

They are released from many things including:

  • Building materials;
  • Carpets;
  • Furniture;
  • Paints;
  • Hairspray;
  • Cleaning solvents;
  • Pesticides;

Improve indoor air quality through:

Continuous Ventilation — used to remove stale air and provide fresh air on a slow, continuous basis.

Intermittent Ventilation — this secondary ventilation is used to gather and remove pollutants quickly at the source.

Airtight homes preferably should be designed with both types of ventilation to aid in maintaining a healthy, comfortable living environment.

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Incredibly Quiet:

We offer bathroom exhaust fans with lower noise levels (sones).

Energy Efficiency:

Panasonic exhaust fans feature energy efficient condenser motors and are Energy Star® qualified.

Long Life:

Panasonic exhaust fans feature:

  • Galvanized steel body;
  • Rust proof paint on ceiling mounted units;
  • Long-life condenser motor;

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Properly installing a fan is necessary to optimize performance. The following points outline installation techniques to help achieve optimum performance. Due to a building’s structure and the ability to access the ducts, you may not be able to use all of these techniques. The more techniques used, the better the performance of your Panasonic ventilation fan.

IMPORTANT: To reduce elbows and optimize fan performance — install the fan with the exhaust port pointed in the direction of the termination point. Remember to use the duct diameter size specified for the selected fan. Reducing the duct diameter (at any point in the duct run) will reduce the fan’s performance.

Selecting Duct

  • A smooth surface duct allows for optimum airflow.

Duct Materials

  • For best results, use galvanized sheet metal or PVC.
  • Flexible aluminum duct is durable and easy to install, but ridges increase static pressure and may reduce air flow.
  • Nylon or vinyl is not recommended due to high static pressure caused by its ridges and curvature.

A sagging or weaving fan duct will also increase static pressure and reduce a fans performance. When using a flexible aluminum duct, support the entire length of the duct with braces or hangers to keep it as straight as possible for the entire run.

Elbows

Avoid elbows and bends as much as possible. However, the fact is that many installations require at least one elbow.

Two techniques for installing elbows:

  1. Allow a 2 — 3 foot straight run out of the fan before the first elbow. This allows airflow momentum to build before passing through the first elbow.
  2. Use a long radius angle to help ensure optimum airflow and minimum airflow noise.

The shortest smooth, inner surface duct with the least number of elbows will provide optimum fan performance.


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