Exhaust Fan Installation

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Exhaust fans are necessary devices in all Sydney homes. They help remove foul odours and airborne contaminants from the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry areas and prevent mould and mildew build-up.

Installing an exhaust fan isn’t something a DIYer can do well, as many components, including electrical wiring, are involved.

At North Shore Electricians, we’ve been installing exhaust fans in Sydney homes for over twenty years. We’re your go-to contractors for this type of work. 

Here’s a detailed explanation of why you need to install exhaust fans in your Sydney home. We’ll break it down by room, discuss the cost, and why you shouldn’t do it yourself.

Why Do You Need an Exhaust Fan

The three rooms of the house that most benefit from an exhaust fan are the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry. 

Because of the high heat and humidity levels in these rooms, harmful bacteria can grow on the walls and floors. High enough amounts of these bacteria can cause health issues for you and your family. 

That’s why you need exhaust fans in each of these rooms; here’s a closer look:

Kitchen Exhaust Fans

The kitchen is the one room of the house that varies in temperature the most. Due to the different cooking styles, it can go from cold to hot and back again rather quickly. 

This heat adjustment can create high humidity, leading to mould and mildew growing on walls and in hard-to-reach places. 

Kitchens also produce odours; some are exceptionally pleasing, while others are the opposite. 

A properly placed exhaust fan can help control the temperature in the room while eliminating odours. 

A range of exhaust fans is available for the kitchen, with wall-mounted being the most common.

Bathroom Exhaust Fans

Another room of the house with rapidly changing temperatures is the bathroom. There is also the issue of mist and steam, which can also lead to mould and mildew.

Bathrooms are often cleaned with products like ammonia, which leave a tell-tale and, at times, overpowering smell.

A bathroom exhaust fan will help remove the mist and steam, return the room to an optimal temperature, and eliminate chemical smells.

The most popular exhaust fans for bathrooms are ceiling installations.

Laundry Exhaust Fans

Laundries are small rooms, and as the appliances make noise, they’re often kept closed. This creates a build-up of moisture and humidity, resulting in mould. 

Many people place dirty clothes in this room and wait for them to pile up before washing them. The odours from these clothes quickly build up and can become overwhelming.

An exhaust fan in the laundry can eliminate the bad smell and remove the moisture from the air when the appliances operate.

Depending on the room’s size, a wall or ceiling-mounted exhaust fan works efficiently.

Exhaust Fan Installation Cost

Exhaust fans come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and designs. They can range in price from $80 for a budget model to well over $3,000 for a state-of-the-art device with many inclusions like lights and alarms.

We partner with many wholesalers across Sydney and have developed firm relationships that allow us to source exhaust fans at negotiated prices, helping our clients save more.

Like most installers, North Shore Electricians also charge by the hour for an exhaust fan installation

Many factors impact the number of hours required to install an exhaust fan. If the room is easily accessible, has all the appropriate wiring, and requires little to no drilling into walls or ceilings, it may only take two hours.

With small, hard-to-reach places, old wiring that needs to be replaced or excessive amounts of wall or ceiling cutting or drilling, the project could take a half to a whole day. The hourly rate will be charged accordingly. 

We’re happy to come out and inspect your home and provide a detailed quote so you know exactly what to expect. 

Why You Need a Professional to Install an Exhaust Fan

A DIYer must not handle any installation in a home that connects to the wiring. Electricity is dangerous, and the risk of electrocution or worse, for someone unqualified, isn’t worth it.

Installing an exhaust fan requires drilling or cutting into walls or ceilings. This is delicate work, and without understanding the wiring inside the crevices, accidental severing of wires can occur.

Speaking of wires, the wiring colour codes in Australia have changed over the years, and some homes have a mixture of both. Disconnecting and reconnecting the wrong ones could result in a blown fuse or other electrical fault. 

We’re experts at installing exhaust fans. With our extensive knowledge of Sydney’s houses and apartments, we know what to expect and can get to work immediately. 

Once we’ve finalised the installation, we’ll provide you and the relevant government bodies with a certificate of compliance for electrical work (CCEW). This is a legal requirement for any electrical work, including installations.

Are you ready to eliminate unwanted odours, mould and mildew from your laundries, bathrooms and kitchens? Call North Shore Electricians today, and we’ll install exhaust fans for you.

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