Besides upgrading fixtures, a bathroom renovation can improve a house’s indoor air quality. Most homeowners decide to renovate either because there are ventilation problems, the bathroom is too small or is poorly designed, or due to damage from excessive moisture. Renovating a bathroom is an ideal time to make that part of the house healthier. To this end, any renovation plan should include proper ventilation in order to better control humidity and remove indoor pollutants. Options range from providing a quiet exhaust fan with adequate airflow capacity for only the bathroom to installing a whole-house ventilation system that includes a heat-recovery ventilator. Bathroom fans must vent properly to the outside in order to be most effective. Finally, bathrooms can be made more energy and water efficient via the installation of an effective air barrier, insulation, energy- and water-conserving appliances and fixtures. | Read More