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Electrician for Attic Ventilation and Outlet Installation

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At Rose Brothers and Sons we have the know-how and experience to install ventilation and outlets in your attic. We are committed to doing the job right the first time. We want your repeat business because we did a great job the first time, not because you had to call us back to fix our own mistake. Hiring a professional with a good reputation is the smart thing to do, every time. So call us today and we’ll get right out there.

Attic Ventilation –

To Vent or Not to Vent?

Having enough of the proper ventilation for your attic can be very important. If your home doesn’t have enough ventilation, there is a possibility of moisture problems in the winter and a decrease in your home’s energy efficiency in the summer months. It’s just a myth that attic ventilation is more beneficial in warmer climates and in the summer months than in colder climates and in the winter. Actually, the colder the climate, the more your home may benefit from attic ventilation.

DIY or Hire a Professional Electrician

There is certainly no shortage of Do it Yourself websites and You Tube videos out there to show you how to add an electrical outlet or ventilation fan in your attic. But some things really probably should be left to professionals. Electricity is dangerous at best and down-right deadly at worst. A professional electrician will know how to do the job safely, be up to date on building codes, know when or if a building permit is needed as well as obtain the necessary permits. Additionally, if electrical wiring is not done properly it can cause even more problems, like shorting out the entire house, or worse, starting a fire.

Do Your Homework

Not every electrician is created equal.   In this digital age it’s easy to find trusted businesses to hire for your home repairs. Websites like Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau will give you a good starting place to look for an electrician in good standing and with good reviews. Some electricians only care about making money, so they do a lot less for a lot more (of your money). Like a good mechanic, an experienced and trustworthy electrician is worth their weight in gold.

At Rose Brothers and Sons Electric we have an excellent record on Angie’s List and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We have years of experience, a great reputation and loyal customers who call us time and again whenever they need electrical work done. Call today for an appointment.

 

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Choosing The Proper Bathroom Exhaust Fan

choosing the proper bathroom exhaust fanChoosing the proper bathroom exhaust fan is an important consideration. Most people add a vent fan as an afterthought but we consider it one of the most important fixtures in your bathroom.

Why Do I Need A Bathroom Fan?

Most houses today are built airtight. In fact, most people work hard to make sure their home IS airtight. This means that there is no place for moisture to go. In the bathroom and shower area this can be quite a problem. Moisture in the bath area can contribute to mold, mildew, odors and microorganisms getting out of control. Proper ventilation, like the right size exhaust fan will remove the air in your bathroom and vent it to the outside. This removes odor and stale air in the restroom and prevents the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria.

Choosing the Proper Bathroom Exhaust Fan

For the Master Bath – Choose a quiet exhaust fan for the master bath so you can use it while your spouse is sleeping. This should be a powerful fan that can handle long showers, multiple showers and hot steamy baths. Ideally it should be on a timer for 15 or 20 minutes per shower.

Kids and family baths – Although it may be tempting to choose a cheap exhaust fan, in the long run, this fan is just as important as the one in master bath. Because of location, it may not need to be as quiet. If you have a large family, it may need to be more powerful. Consider installing a ventilation fan with a humidity sensor so that you don’t have to rely on your kids or family members to turn it on.

Guest Bathrooms – In your guest bathroom or ½ bath, you may want to install a noisy vent fan. This helps with hiding embarrassing bathroom noises. Consider installing a ventilation fan that has a built in light or is attached to the light switch so that it comes on automatically.

Choosing the Right Size Exhaust Fan

According to the Home Ventilation Institute, vent fans are measured by CFM (cubic feet per minute). You can visit their website for a complete chart. Basically they recommend one CFM per square Foot of bathroom area. In baths with areas less than 50 sq ft a 50 CFM is recommended. Baths with areas over 100 Sq Ft require additional CFM per type of shower, tub and number of amenities. Don’t worry about figuring this out; we can help you if you need it.

Choosing the Proper Bathroom Exhaust Fan

Rose Brothers and Sons Electric can help you when choosing the proper bathroom exhaust fan. We will be happy to help you pick a quality fan that will last for years. Don’t think of the exhaust fan as an after thought or spend time wondering if you need a bathroom fan. Every bathroom and shower area could use an exhaust fan for indoor air quality and to prevent mold, mildew and disease. If you have questions or need exhaust fans installed, call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric today.

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