Bath fan controls
As part of a remodel project I've been asked to install new fan controls for two bathrooms, each with its own fan. The existing controls are simple toggle switches, and apparently at least one occupant (a teenager who is otherwise a straight-A student) cannot be persuaded to switch the fan on during lengthy showers. In the past I have installed 5-10-20-30 timer switches, and like those in my own house, but I've been able to get people in the household to use the fans every time.
I'm aware that there are various types of humidistats and occupant-sensing controls on the market. I think what is needed here are controls that automatically exhaust the humid air during and after a shower, without the user doing anything. The fans themselves are Panasonic inline models and are very quiet. I have not done a blower door test on this house but for now I am assuming that these fans do not need to run other than during bathroom use. What are folks out there using successfully?
Posted Jul 16, 2010 5:52 PM ET
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