Upgrade to efficient ventilating fans
Ventilating fans in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry, utility room, and other rooms can be effective in controlling moisture, especially if the fans vent directly to the outdoors. If you are choosing localized ventilation or exhaust fans, find efficient models to save energy and operating costs.
What to look for: ENERGY STAR®
certified ventilation fans. These use 70% less energy than standard models, which includes savings from lighting in fan fixtures. Added benefits:
- Reduces noise: Many ENERGY STAR certified models are "ultra quiet," producing less noise than standard models.
- Lasts longer: They typically last longer than standard models.
- Safeguards your health: Excess moisture can lead to allergic reactions, asthma attacks, and other health problems. Using ventilating fans can reduce this risk.
- Protects property: Too much moisture in a home can lead to mold, mildew, rot, and structural damage. Ventilating fans can reduce the risk of these problems.