They say the devil is in the details, and as your Columbus Ohio contractors, NJW believes that is the truth!
Sometimes the seemingly smallest construction elements in your residential renovation can be the most important. Take for example your bath fan, seems a little small to be a big issue, but as your preferred home improvement company, we are here to tell you it CAN be a big issue.
If you just turn your bath fan on when you start a shower and off when you leave the room, it doesn’t run long enough to remove excess humidity. If you leave the fan running too long, you’ll waste energy. So we have investigated and done the hard work for you- The bath fans we typically install have a humidistat built into them. These fans turn on automatically when a certain amount of humidity is in the air controlled by an internal sensor. They save energy because the unit runs only for the time required. A unit controlled with a wall timer may keep the fan ON longer than required or turn it OFF before room is sufficiently ventilated; our fans are pretty efficient if you ask us!
Today’s homes are built for efficiency. Proper mechanical ventilation is critical to improving indoor air quality by exhausting stale air and replacing it with fresh air. Specifically, ventilation in the bathroom minimizes mold and mildew growth as mold needs moisture to live. Good ventilation is not just to remove humidity and odors but can also reduce indoor pollutants such as allergens, dust, household cleaners, carbon monoxide, off-gassing formaldehyde from building materials, carpets and other furnishings and deterioration of interior wall coverings, structural framing and insulation. Did you get all that? Basically, what we are saying is proper ventilation is VERY important to your overall home and physical health.
Lastly, when selecting a bathroom ventilation fan, look for the Energy Star logo. These products use high efficiency motors and lighting that can reduce energy consumption by as much as 65% – all without sacrificing performance. Energy efficient controls are available that automatically run ventilation fans intermittently throughout the day when necessary. Let NJW help you find the most efficient, quiet, and high performing fan for you during your next residential remodeling project. Trust the people that have your best interest in mind!
We currently build in Columbus, Pickerington, Powell, Worthington, Powell, New Albany, Whitehall, Lancaster, Westerville, Bexley,Upper Arlington, Dublin, Gahanna and all of Central Ohio. Contact us today!