Should I Install a Bathroom Heater, Fan & Light Combo?
An exhaust fan is a necessary feature for any full bathroom. Along with removing odours, it’s essential for venting moisture (from showers and baths) that can damage your walls, ceilings, and fixtures and that can serve as a breeding ground for mould and mildew.
So now that you’ve decided to install an exhaust fan in your bathroom – or upgrade the one you have – consider going a step further by installing a bathroom fan with a built-in light and a heat lamp, a multi-faceted appliance that can take your ordinary bathroom to spa-level luxury.
With a bathroom heater, fan, and light combo unit, you can step outside your shower into a warm, toasty bathroom every time. No more rushing to get dressed before you freeze.
You can always leave the installation to the pros, but if you’d prefer to do the work yourself, there are a few things you should consider.
How to Choose the Right Bathroom Heater-Fan-Light Combo
When choosing your new bathroom fan-heater combo, consider the size of your space, the amount of heat you’d like to be able to create, and noise level. There are so many options available, so do your research and be sure to read online reviews.
How to Remove Your Existing Exhaust Fan
Before installing your new bathroom fan with a heat lamp, you’ll have to remove your existing exhaust fan. To do this, follow these steps:
- Shut off the electricity to your bathroom using your circuit breaker panel.
- Remove the grill panel by pinching the springs located along the sides.
- Disconnect the fan motor.
- Remove the plate covering the motor.
- Disconnect the house wiring.
- Remove the entire fan from the joists using a screwdriver.
How to Install a Bathroom Heater Fan Combo
Before you install your new bathroom exhaust fan heater, you’ll have to calculate the circuit load. It is possible that hat the circuit wire size running to the lights is not adequate to allow for a heater kit. If you’re unsure of the total circuit load or the circuit capacity, don’t guess. Incorrect measurements can result in shorts and electrical fires. Contact your local Aire Serv for professional bathroom heater fan combination installation.
Once you’re ready, these are the steps to install your new exhaust heater combo:
- In your attic, remove the old electrical cables and clamp off ones from the old fan.
- Remove the air duct and remove the fasteners from the joists.
- Leave the electrical cables. Remove existing fan if you haven’t already done so.
- Follow the instructions for installation on the package of your new bathroom heater-fan-light combo unit. When done correctly, installation can usually be completed in about an hour.
Choose Aire Serv for Expert Bathroom Exhaust Fan Installation
Looking for guidance in selecting the perfect new exhaust fan for your bathroom? The HVAC pros at Aire Serv have you covered. Schedule an appointment online or contact the Aire Serv location nearest you to learn about our your choices and our services.