Bathroom Extractor Fans

Exquisite Extractor Fans at Bathroom City

Extractor fans are truly useful accessories, removing moisture and humidity after a bath or shower, helping protect your bathroom’s interior from mould and water damage. Offering functional, hard-wearing designs from leading brands, Bathroom City's range of extractor fans delivers a solution for any installation.


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What is a Bathroom Extractor Fan?

A bathroom extractor fan is a small electrical appliance installed on the ceiling or wall of a bathroom. It works by drawing in air from the bathroom and expelling it outside through a duct or vent. Most extractor fans are equipped with a motor and fan blades that create suction, pulling moisture and odors out of the bathroom and improving air circulation.

Why Do I Need One?

  1. Moisture Control: Bathrooms are high-moisture environments due to activities like showering, bathing, and handwashing. Without proper ventilation, moisture can accumulate on surfaces, leading to mold, mildew, and water damage. A bathroom extractor fan helps remove excess moisture from the air, reducing the risk of mold growth and protecting your bathroom from damage.

  2. Odor Removal: Bathrooms can develop unpleasant odors from toilet use, grooming products, and other sources. An extractor fan helps to quickly remove odors from the air, keeping your bathroom smelling fresh and clean.

  3. Improved Air Quality: In addition to moisture and odors, bathrooms can contain airborne pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and bacteria. By continuously circulating and venting out stale air, an extractor fan helps maintain healthier indoor air quality, reducing the risk of respiratory problems and allergic reactions.

  4. Preventative Maintenance: Proper ventilation with an extractor fan can help prolong the lifespan of fixtures and finishes in your bathroom. Excess moisture can cause paint to peel, wallpaper to bubble, and wood to warp. By removing moisture promptly, an extractor fan helps prevent these issues and prolongs the life of your bathroom surfaces and fixtures.

  5. Comfort and Comfort: Using an extractor fan during and after showers can help reduce humidity levels in the bathroom, making it more comfortable for occupants. It can also help prevent fogging on mirrors and windows, allowing for a clearer view while grooming.

Extraction Rates: Another variable that can change depending on your bathroom size is the extraction rate of your fan. To generalize, the larger the bathroom you are looking to ventilate, the higher the extractor rate necessary to do it. Conversely, smaller bathrooms require less power.

The measurement levels for extractor fans are based on m3/hr, or to put it simply, meter cubed per hour. One thing that must be mentioned is that size isn’t the only variable that affects what strength of the extractor fan is required. The other is how busy your bathroom is; the busier the bathroom, the more power is required to demystify it. Likewise, the sparser the bathroom, the lower-powered extractor fan required.

Noise Levels: The noise level the extractor fan makes is also significant. The ideal situation is to have a high extraction level with a low decibel level.

When selecting a bathroom extractor fan, it's essential to strike a balance between extraction rates and noise levels. Opting for a fan with a higher extraction rate ensures efficient moisture removal, especially in larger or busier bathrooms. However, it's equally important to choose a fan with a low decibel level to minimize noise disturbance, particularly during quiet hours or nighttime use.

In summary, a bathroom extractor fan is essential for maintaining a healthy, comfortable, and functional bathroom environment. It helps control moisture levels, remove odors, improve air quality, and prevent damage to your bathroom. Whether you're renovating an existing bathroom or building a new one, installing a quality extractor fan is a wise investment in the long-term health and usability of your space.