A Guide to Installing Wall Mounted Exhaust Fans

General Article

The air quality inside the home should never be ignored. Houses with poor air quality can create health concerns for its inhabitants and ignoring the importance of good air quality can be a fatal mistake. The air quality inside the home can be improved by installing exhaust fans. There are many types of exhaust fans, but the type that can be easily installed are the wall mounted variety.

Wall mounted fans are usually installed on an exterior wall of the house. Installing the fan on an exterior wall will cause the device to extract the stale air and blow it directly out of the house.

The difficulty of the installation process will depend on the type of exterior wall your house has. It will be more difficult to install a wall mounted fan on a concrete wall and you will need to have masonry skills to get the job accomplished.

The following installation steps do not take into consideration the type of wall you have. If you do not have the knowledge on working with your type of wall then it would be better to have a professional install it.

  1. Ensure that there is an electrical supply to the room that you want to have the fan installed.
  2. Most exhaust fan packages will have a wall template. Place this template on the wall and trace around it to mark the area that you need to cut out.
  3. Cut out the area marked. Concrete walls require additional work and masonry skills to complete this step.
  4. Place the housing of the fan inside the hole and mark the areas where you will need to place screws.
  5. Remove the housing and drill the holes for the screws.
  6. Firmly screw the fan into the wall and connect the electrical wiring.
  7. Test the exhaust fan and place the cover on if everything is working well.

Always take in to consideration your safety when installing wall mounted exhaust fans. If you are not familiar with electrical wiring then it is better to have a professional do this work for you.