Fan and Ventilation Safety
With improvements in home construction and building material efficiency, proper ventilation is now more important than ever to ensure that your home is a safe and comfortable place. Without proper ventilation, you risk moisture buildup that can result in the growth of mold, mildew and other potentially dangerous contaminants in your home.
Proper ventilation can also help remove allergens, harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and even cooking vapors (like from that pizza you forgot in the oven).
When it comes to choosing a ventilation system, there are several things to consider. You’ll want a unit that has the appropriate cubic foot per meter (CFM) power to clear the humidity from the area you’re going to install it in. You’ll also want to consider the sones rating of the unit, which is how loud the fan will be. The higher the number the louder the fan. You can also choose from models that have a light or heater built in to them depending on your needs.
Here are 10 of the top fan/ventilation systems.