Are you thinking about investing in a bathroom extractor? When you take a hot shower, leave wet towels in the bathroom for drying, the moisture they add to the air will condense on the coldest surfaces, contributing to the growth of mold and mildew. Assembling the extractor will control this condensation and prevent damage and mould formation that can cause health problems.
1. Do I need an extract for the bathroom?
It is not necessary, but if your bathroom has a natural ventilation virtually absent or you want to enjoy a hot shower without worrying about the damage caused by the steam, it is definitely worth installing. You can pick up a simple fan for just £20.
2. What should I look for?
You will see and hear your admirer every day, so it is worth paying more for a beautiful model, which is also quiet. Fans often connect to the mains, so they are included when the bathroom lighting is turned on. A fan with a separate pull switch may be more suitable if you are taking a shower during the day or are worried about noise at night.
3. Where can I place it?
You should check that your fan is safe for each “zone”. Zones 1 and 2 are very close to the shower or bath, so you will need a SELV fan (ultra low voltage), 12 V or LV, which requires a transformer placed outside the zone, or a transformer with an engine. Rating IP45.
4. Do I need to install a special extractor if I have a damp room?
Moisture accumulation in a damp room is larger than in a regular bathroom. Select an extractor to monitor the humidity, as it works continuously or gradually with automatic selection depending on the amount of steam in the room.