Bathroom Fan Timer

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Using A Bathroom Fan Timer To Prevent Moisture Problems

Bathroom fans are one of the most common items, in a home, that are left on after we use them. Sometimes all day which is a huge waste of energy.

Bath Fan Timer

This is a problem that can be easily resolved by replacing the wall fan switch with an automatic timer.

The real beauty of having a bathroom fan timer is that the exhaust fan can be turned on during the shower, and left running after the shower to clear the room of moisture.

Remember to close the bathroom door when you leave – this allows for several air changes in the room depending on the CFMs [cubic feet per minute] of your exhaust fan.

Below is a simple push button bathroom fan timer switch available at electrical supply houses.

Bathroom Fan Timer

Moisture Problems

Moisture is a real problem in homes and can cause paint to peel, doors to warp and the accumulation of mold spores.

A simple exhaust fan can greatly reduce or eliminate the many problems created by excess moisture.

High humidity from showers can damage building materials and can cause mold growth. Mold may affect your family’s health.

Installing A Bathroom Fan Timer

If you can replace a basic light switch, you can replace your fan switch with a timer.  There are a wide variety of models available, some can be set for a specific time and others have timer options, but they basically all perform the same function.

In order to allow for good fan operation and promote some additional air movement in the home it is always a good idea to undercut the bottom of the bathroom door by an inch or so. If the bathroom is hermetically tight the fan will not be able to operate efficiently.

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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