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Written by Larry Cook

Let Your Home Exhale with Exhaust Fans

The role of exhaust fans is to let your home exhale, the key for every effective ventilation system. They carry off moisture, fumes, odors, and smoke, promoting good air quality indoors. Exhaust fans also help prevent the buildup of bacteria and mold, which are both unhealthy for people. They also help remove humidity and moisture that can cause damage to surfaces and furnishings. 

This article will discuss the locations where exhaust fans would be useful and should be installed in your home. For your family’s safety and the best results, hire a licensed and experienced electrician to perform this type of project.


As the room that typically contains the most moisture, bathrooms are vulnerable to both mold growth and water rot if humidity and moisture are allowed to remain for long periods due to poor ventilation. Moisture on bathroom surfaces will also permit bacteria to grow, making a bathroom unhygienic.

Moisture can also cause the premature deterioration of bathroom surfaces and fixtures. A properly installed exhaust fan will help remove moist air and speed up evaporation. In addition, it can also help get rid of unpleasant odors from toilets. Some fans are equipped with a light and heating unit, which can provide warmth during colder days.


An exhaust fan that is well-placed can make a kitchen a more pleasant place. Properly installed, it will quickly funnel away undesired odors, smoke, steam and fumes from the space. A well-ventilated kitchen should extract moisture and odors to the outside of the house, not into the ceiling or attic.

Laundry Room

Laundry rooms ordinarily feel stuffy when washers and dryers are functioning and the door is closed to muffle the noise from the rest of the house. The area needs to be well ventilated with an exhaust fan to minimize both humidity and condensation.

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