How To Install A Bathroom Exhaust Fan
Learning how to install a bathroom exhaust fan to efficiently ventilate your bathroom is a moderately simple task. A bathroom exhaust fan can help prevent mold and mildew from building in damp environments such as bathrooms.
To install a bathroom exhaust fan you will need:
- Bathroom exhaust fan kit
- Fan Kit Tools
- Decide on the type of bathroom exhaust fan you will want for your bathroom. There are various styles on the market to match the décor you are looking for. Not to mention sizes and shapes. There are designs that offer simple concepts that only serve as fan powered vents, or more complex designs hat over allergen reducing filters.
- Find the area in the ceiling that will offer a route for venting. Determine if the bathroom exhaust fan kit you purchased will be a ceiling mount or a fall mount.
- Use the template that comes with the bathroom exhaust kit to trace an area in which you will cut where the fan will be mounted. Prior to cutting the any holes ensure there is no plumbing or wiring in there that you will be cutting.
- Using the handsaw cut the cut you traced.
- Wire the bathroom exhaust fan to the main light fixture in the ceiling. Following the directions that come with the bathroom exhaust fan. This will turn the fan on and off as you use the light switch.
- Install the duct work that comes with the bathroom exhaust kit. The duct work needs to run from the bathroom exhaust fan to the soffit that will lead outside of the house.