Ductless Bathroom Fan
Ductless bathroom fan removes odors and air-borne germs from the area. The motors are designed specifically with a lower tip speed and more room for air to enter the blower. When deciding upon a particular model you will need to think about the area you are venting and whether you will need to remove odors in one specific area. The latest ductless bathroom fans offer quiet ventilation and energy efficiency. If odors or toxins are in a room or space, it is vital that they be moved out so you won’t be breathing them in. If your fan is wired to be on and off with the light, there will be times that they are not on long enough to remove the odors from the air.
Products of Ductless Bathroom Fan
The first product is Broan Ductless Bathroom Exhaust Fan. This product features white polymeric grille, includes grill – 8 1/2″ square, torsion spring grille mounting, removable motor for cleaning and service, type IC rated, UL Listed, 120 volts, 1.0 Amps, 60 Hz, the weight is 3.7 lbs., approximately 40 CFM, approximately 2.5 sones. The dimensions of this product are 7 7/8″ W x 7 7/8″ D x 3 3/4″ H.
The Broan Ductless Bathroom Exhaust Fan can be installed in the ceiling or in a wall and does not require any ducting. An activated charcoal filter keeps the air fresh. The motor is 120 volts with a 1.0 amp rating and can be removed for cleaning and service. The exhaust fan is 8-1/2 inches square, and features a white polymeric grille with tension spring mounting. Optional control switches are available separately. Choose the Variable Speed Decorator Wall Control, the Two-Function Rocker Control, or the Single-Function Rocker Control, which are available in Ivory or White. The fan is IC rated and UL listed.
Step by Step Installing Ductless Bathroom Fan
To start the project, you should prepare screw driver and multi-meter.
Step 1: Fuse – If the ductless exhaust fan is not working and there is no power in it then you must check the fuse first. There is always a possibility that the fuse has blown due to some voltage fluctuation or some other reason. There is also a fair chance that the wiring is damaged somewhere. Check the wiring and change it if it’s broken or is damaged.
Step 2: Light Bulb – Check the fan and the light and see if they are working properly or not. In case the light bulb is not working replace it with a new light bulb of the same specification. After replacing the old bulb if it does not work then there must be some problem with the socket and you must repair it or replace it with a new one. In case the fan is showing some problem, inspect the fan switch.
Step 3: Dimmer Switch – The dimmer switch indicates the working power of the exhaust and the light bulb is directly connected with it. Adjust the dimmer switch and see if the glow of the light is changing or not. If it does not work and the light is glowing uniformly them you must change the dimmer switch.
Step 4: Further Inspection – After doing all these if the exhaust fan is still not working then you need to open it and see where the problem is. Before opening the exhaust, turn off the power from the circuit breaker and make sure there is no power coming to the exhaust. Next use a screwdriver to open the cover of the ductless exhaust fan. Do this carefully and after removing the screws the cover comes off very easily.
Step 5: Internal Wiring – After opening the cover of the exhaust, check the internal wiring of the system. In case the exhaust is used in the bathroom, the heat might melt the wires or in many cases the screws with which the wires are connected can become loose. All these can cause a malfunction of the exhaust. Check them properly and replace the wires if needed.
Step 6: Use the multi-meter to check the fan switch – Check the resistance of the fan switch using the multi-meter. If the switch is functioning properly then the reading must be zero ohms. Otherwise the fan switch is defective. If the switch is okay but still the fan is not working then you need to replace the fan.