Clean Air and Exhaust

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Clean Air and Exhaust

Indoor air is five times more polluted than outdoor air. To clean the air, there are several methods of ventilation that can be employed. One of the best ways to be sure you're breathing clean air is to install exhaust fan ventilation in key locations: bathrooms, kitchens, and areas that generate excess heat and moisture. Here are some types of exhaust fans:

  • Ceiling mounted exhaust fans are installed directly in the ceiling to remove warm or polluted air through ducts, to an external vent.
  • Combination exhaust fans are wall or ceiling mounted and combine with a light fixture and/or heater.
  • Intermittent fans work when turned on and off, rather than continuously.
  • Kitchen exhaust fans or range hood exhaust fans are installed to vent smoke, heat, chemicals, and odors from a cooking surface.
  • Bathroom exhaust fans are used in restrooms, bath/shower rooms, and spas to vent heat, moisture, and odors.
  • Inline exhaust fans are mounted along ductwork to save space and/or reduce fan noise.
  • Exterior remote mounted exhaust fans operate by pulling air outside the home.



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