Bath Fans and Range Hoods
Proper ventilation is important to think about during any new home construction or home remodel. Venting itself, is a very broad category and consists of not only ventilation fans, hoods, systems, and exhausts fans but also consists of ceiling fans, household fans, ventilation vents, ducting, and chimney pipes. Build.com understands how important these items are to your house and also knows that these items can become a source of inspiration and provide beauty to any room as well as function.
Almost every bath room needs a fan for ventilation. Whether it's for humidity or odor, a bath fan can become a welcomed addition to any room. For instance, did you know that you can add a decorative bath fan to your bathroom that includes a light? Or how about adding one with a heater so that you no longer have to get out of the shower and freeze.
In the kitchen, ventilation is important to remove steam, odors, and heat from your cooking area. To accomplish this, you can install a variety of range hoods such is wall mounted, downdraft, under cabinet, professional, and island range hoods. Aside from style, there are a few things to consider when purchasing a range hood such as height from cooktop, width, depth, and cfm. For more information, visit our Range Hood DIY page.
Ceiling Fans and Air Quality
Perhaps the most commonly known ventilation product in any house or business is the ceiling fan. Ceiling fans can help cool a room down as well as providing light. Did you also know that by reversing the fan blades in the winter can help keep your heating costs down because it re-circulates the warm around throughout the room? Additionally, ceiling fans give you great flexibility in defining your living space. Choose from a variety of styles to accent you room and even check out fans from the Craftmade Youth Collection. These fans include designs such as a basketball hoop, airplane rotor, and flowers. These fans will help turn your child's room into an adventure land. Also, be sure to look for fans that have the energy star logo to help reduce your cooling costs in the winter.
Indoor air quality is often an overlooked factor in many houses but can be of great value to you. Items such as air purifiers, HEPA filters, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers make the air quality in your house substantially better. Heat recovery ventilators replace stale and polluted indoor air with fresh outdoor air while minimizing pressure changes within the house. Additionally, the heater recovery core of these units allows the outgoing air to warm up the fresh incoming air without contaminating it.