How Much to Fit Extractor Fan in Bathroom
Unless you are a qualified electrician, purchasing an extractor fan is only part of the process. You need to employ someone to install it for you.
With the cost of living crisis making us more conscious than ever about how we spend, is it really worth having a professional fit an extractor fan? Or can we do it ourselves? How much does it even cost?
In this blog, we will answer the question ‘How much to fit extractor fan in bathroom?’
With new buildings being made to be as energy efficient as possible, and the UK aiming for 95% of its electricity usage to be low carbon by 2030, it is imperative to understand how we can make the most of our ventilation. This is where applications such as extractor fans and heat recovery ventilation units come in.
To prevent mould, fresh air should constantly be introduced into your dwelling daily, as it helps to regulate temperature and reduce condensation. Introducing fresh air can be as simple as having a ventilation routine, or installing extractors or MVHR units. Almost all of this is facilitated by ducting.
Do extractor fans need to be fitted before a house is
The reason extractor fans are fitted before a house is completed is to ensure it runs properly. If it is not running properly, it can be removed and re-installed with no issues. However, if you wait to do this afterwards, you may have difficulty accessing the fans and may cause damages to the newly built/refurbished home.
Regardless, if ventilation is not up to code in any abode, it will legally not be allowed to be used until the issue is fixed.
Why is ventilation important?
Whether it is your bathroom, kitchen, or whole house, ventilation is critical in ensuring the house is comfortable and safe to live in. Ventilation helps to…
- Regulate temperature.
- Prevent most dust from settling on surfaces.
- Prevents mould from forming.
- Stops stale air and bad smells from staying in the dwelling.
- Creates a comfortable and breathable atmosphere.
Mould in the home
When it comes to bathrooms and kitchens, they generate the most steam regularly, so it makes sense that these two rooms are generally hotspots for mould to form. This is why ventilation is critical. Ensuring there is an extractor fan is part of the method to prevent mould.
That being said, it isn’t just unaddressed humidity and condensation that cause mould, it can also be caused by structural issues that allow leaks to seep within the building. Additionally, pipes that are leaking can contribute to mould forming.
Mould can be removed with mould cleaners, but if the issue that caused the mould persists, the mould will only return. Mould can cause serious issues to anyone that is exposed to it, especially for a prolonged period of time.
As soon as you discover mould, you should do everything in your power to remove it.
How much to fit extractor fan in bathroom?
- The electricians rate for labour.
- The cost of parts that may be required.
- The size of the extractor.
- The type of extractor.
- The access needed to fit the extractor.
- Whether it is a replacement or entirely new installation.
A simple search on the internet, in addition to some phone calls and research, can quickly provide an electrician who is able to install your extractor fan for a price that works for you. Be sure to do your due diligence beforehand.
Can anyone fit a bathroom extractor fan?
No. Bathroom extractor fans must be installed by a qualified electrician, especially if it is a brand-new installation. This is because someone who is unqualified is likely to do the job as quickly as possible, as a result, they will overlook issues that can develop into a problem as time goes on.
A qualified electrician will do the job according to the correct standards required. As a result, your safety is not compromised, and neither is your extractor fan, nor the electrics that are required to run it.
What happens if someone unqualified installs my extractor fan?
Having an unqualified electrician install your extractor fan can result in a few issues, including…
- The fan receiving too much or too little power
- The fan does not work at all
- The installation of the fan has compromised other electrical components in the bathroom or home entirely.
- The house or certain areas fuse as soon as the extractor fan is activated.
- You may be forced to remove and re-install the extractor fan.
Where can I buy bathroom extractor fans?
I-Sells is the UK’s leading supplier of ducting and ventilation. As a result, we have a wide array of bathroom extractor fans available for your building. Here are two of our most cost-effective options.
Kair Guardian Power Pro PP100P
The Kair Guardian Power Pro PP100P operates at a rate which can convert to a usage cost of 1p a day. (using 28.00 pence per kWh as comparison). Considering this extremely low running cost, in addition to the affordable pricing, it would be a mistake to not consider this option if you’re on the hunt for an extractor fan.
Here are some additional features of this extractor fan…
- Anti-vibration gasket.
- Energy-efficient EC motor.
- 5-year warranty — 1 year parts and labour, 4 years parts only.
- EC induction motor with thermal protection.
- Shockproof, high-quality techno polymer casing.
- Designed using the latest wind tunnel technology and CFD simulations.
- Operates in ambient temperatures up to 40 OC.
- Double insulated — no earth required.
- IPX4 Splash proof rated — can safely be installed in Zones I and II.
- Part L1A 2013 of Building Regulations.
You can find the full details here.
Greenwood Omnique Smart Extractor Fan With Pull cord Humidistat Timer and SELV Transformer
The Greenwood Ominque Smart Extractor Fan has quite a few tricks up its sleeves, with one of them being the possibility of using 6 different kinds of ventilation, in this one unit. Regarding its running costs, it boasts such low energy costs that continuous usage will equate to less than a single penny a day.
This extractor fan isn’t called smart for no reason, its features allow it to be adaptable to properties that may have a range of tenants at a time with their own ventilation needs. It does not require a contractor to make any amendments or repairs, either. For more information on this extractor fan. Click here.
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At I-Sells, all things ventilation and ducting related is our speciality, we are here to answer the questions we know are common for those new to HVAC and what it encompasses.
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