Depending upon how old your home is, you may or may not have an exhaust system in your bathroom. If you are in the market to do some updates to your bathroom and it does not feature an exhaust, then that is one electrical fixture that you will want to add.
Why are bathroom exhausts necessary? For many reasons.
First, because exhaust fans vacuum up all of the hot, steamy air that is created when you take a bath or shower, they improve the air quality in your home. If you do not have a way to get rid of this humid air then the greater your chances are of having mold and mildew form in your bathroom.
Second, having an exhaust fan protects the surface of your ceiling, bathroom cabinets, walls and flooring from moisture. This could eliminate having to replace any of these aspects of your bathroom in the future.
Thirdly, an exhaust fan eliminates the steam in your bathroom from forming on your floor and on your mirror. It also eliminates that “steam room” feeling that many bathrooms take on after prolonged exposure to the hot water vapors.
It’s also important to deal with an expert if you decide to add an exhaust fan to your bathroom. While it could be a “do-it-yourself” project, you could save yourself money in the long run by just dealing with a professional. An expert will know the appropriate fan that coincides with the ventilation rates necessary to provide the best vacuum for your specific bathroom. All of your fixtures in your bathroom, including toilet, shower and bathtub, will all need to be factored into the equation of ventilation rates, so it may just be easier to leave your bathroom exhaust installation to the professionals.