Best Bathroom Extractor Fan
Our bathrooms can be a breeding ground for molds and other fungus because it’s undoubtedly the most humid place in our house. An extractor fan is designed to take care of this issue as it can suck the damn air and odor from the inside and push it outside. So, we are going to take a look at the best bathroom extractor fans available nowadays.
Best Top 5 Bathroom Extractor Fan in UK 2021
Choosing The Right Extractor Fan For Bathroom
Some careful thought is needed when choosing and fitting the right extractor fans, whether for the bathroom or kitchen. Failure to take some initial thought over what you actually need to buy will almost certainly result in you buying and fitting the wrong one, and then having the expense of removing it and then fitting a new one. Extractor fans have different sizes and capacity levels, and can each shift different volumes of air – so you need to ensure you’re buying something fit for purpose!
Check the capacity of the fan – i.e. the volume of air it’s capable of shifting
Firstly you need to ensure that you buy a fan that has sufficient capacity to withdraw enough air from the room that you are putting it in, either to remove unwanted smells or humidity (Such as a shower room or bathroom).
If you fail to get this right and buy the wrong size fan that does not have enough capacity, you will either end up changing it, or having to fit an additional fan to increase the capacity.
The majority of fans will come with a rating for the square cubic metres of the room they are designed to be fitted in, if not always ask the dealer or manufacturer for this rating. Any good dealer will be able to advise you on this. Many online catalogues will also be able to give you this information. If you are still uncertain of the size then take your room measurements into the dealer.
Never ever just buy a fan because it looks big and you think it will do the job. With modern fan design size is not always the issue e.g. bigger is not always better. Many modern units are highly compact as they are designed to fit into small spaces.
Which Type Of Fan?
Where are you extracting air to? Outside or inside?
Secondly once you have decided on the capacity of the fan you need, then you need to decide if you need a through wall fan, or a fan with a duct. Of note is that a through wall fan is designed to extract air from a room located next to an outside wall, so do not buy one for a shower room or toilet that is in the middle of your house.
The other type of fan is one with a duct leading away from it, typically they are fitted in the ceiling and have a duct that then carries the air away through a void in the ceiling and then eventually leads to an outside wall. Both require different fitting skills but if you are in doubt then your nearest electrical wholesaler should be able to advise on the fitment, of note is that the work will need to be signed off by a qualified electrician.
Buying Your Extractor Fan – What is required?
First of all if you want to buy the right extractor fan for your bathroom or toilet, then probably the worst thing that you could do is go to your local Do It Yourself (DIY) store and buy one. It may say “Bathroom fan” on the box, so you are led to believe it is suitable to use in a bathroom, but would you have thought to have read the small print on the box saying what size bathroom it is suitable for? You probably would not have would you? So you get home install it and then find it is not up to the job.
Of note is that most large DIY stores just sell one type of bathroom fan, which in all probability is designed with an airflow rate to work in an average bathroom, but what size is the average bathroom? And therein lies the problem.
So if you want the atmosphere in your bathroom ideally to be free of moisture from the shower or bath, and so that your mirror always remains free from moisture so that you can see in it to shave easily, then you need to make sure that you purchase the right extractor fan.