Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What type of extractor fan do I need for my bathroom?
A. The best option would be an axial extractor fan, as you can mount it to the wall or ceiling. This allows for the ducting to go straight to the outside through an external wall.
Q. Do I need a bathroom extractor fan?
A. Yes, extractor fans will remove bathroom odours and minimise the mould and damp occurring from the humid air.
Q. Do I need an electrician to fit a bathroom extractor fan?
A. You will need a qualified electrician to install an extractor fan in your bathroom.
Q. What is the difference between bathroom and kitchen extractor fans?
A. Building regulations require bathroom fans to have an extraction rate of at least 54 m3/h, whereas kitchen fans must have an extraction rate of at least 216 m3/h.
Q. How do I know which Extractor fan I need for each room?
A. Bathrooms will require a 4 Inch Fan, and Kitchens a 6 Inch Fan.
Q. What size kitchen fan do I need?
A. Kitchens require a 6 Inch / 150 mm fan in order to meet Building Regulations.
Q. Do kitchen extractor fans need to vent outside?
A. Yes, as a kitchen extractor fan will remove the air from the room.
Q. Where do you put an extractor fan in a kitchen?
A. You place the fan close to the Cooker as this will generate the most steam, and not draw it across the kitchen.
Q. Are inline fans better?
A. Yes, as they are fitted outside of the bathroom, and are quieter with a more powerful motor.