Climate

Exhaust/Ceiling Fans

Exhaust/Ceiling Fans are used primarily in bathrooms, laundry areas and kitchens to remove steam and odors from the interior of the home and exhaust them to the outdoors.

These ceiling mounted fans can be had in many styles and can be controlled with timers, motion and humidity sensors. Properly installed, these will have dampers on the exhaust ducts to prevent air from outside blowing back into the house.

Ceiling and whole house fans are used to move or circulate air within a given space. On the interior of the home, fans can be useful to move air out of the places where it would normally accumulate. For instance, hot air rises, and cold air will sink, so a fan can move hot air that has accumulated on the ceiling in the winter, downward to help warm the lower areas. Vice versa, in the summer, air-conditioned air will accumulate on the floor and a ceiling fan can be run in reverse to help pull the cold air upwards to where it will be more useful to the human occupants.

A great thing about large ceiling fans, is they are very inexpensive to operate. Caution: Do not run whole house fans at the same time gas furnaces are in operation.

Maintenance

  • 1x per year: Remove and cleaning the housing, cover, and filters on a regular basis.
  • 1x per year: Clean and lubricate the fan blades if accessible.
  • 1x per year: Change out burned light bulb when needed with the appropriate wattage bulb only. Bulbs of higher than specified will melt the housing cover.
  • 1x per year: Clean the large blades of the ceiling fan to keep them free of dust/debris build up, change any light bulbs.
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