Here’s Why You Need an Exhaust Fan Timer

Dec 15, 2022 | 0 comments

In a bathroom, exhaust fans serve a very important purpose – they remove excess moisture, odours and humidity from the bathroom, and prevent the formation of mold. Over time, your bathroom’s exhaust fan will help to maintain your indoor air quality, and minimize the amount spent by the homeowner in repairing water damage.

Though most homeowners have an exhaust fan in all of their bathrooms, many do not use their exhaust fan the way it is intended to be used. It is common for a lot of people to turn on the fan during a hot shower, or when the mirrors begin to fog up, and then turn off the fan as soon as they leave the room. However, according to the Home Ventilation Institute (HVI), the exhaust fan should be left on for a minimum of 20 minutes after the shower has been used to ensure proper of ventilation.

It can be difficult to remember how long your exhaust fan has been on, and whether it needs to stay on for a longer amount of time. This is where an exhaust fan timer comes in handy.

What is an exhaust fan timer, and how does it work?

An exhaust fan timer automates the process of turning off the fan, so you don’t have to worry about remembering how long it’s been on for. There are many different makes and models, which offer different features. Depending on the brand, you may be able to manually set a specific time on the timer, or it may come pre-set and turn off after a certain amount of time, such as 20 mins, or 30 minutes.

It can be difficult determining the type of exhaust fan timer which suits your home best. Here at Made Electric, we can guide you through all of the different makes and models available on the market, and advise you on the best brand for all the bathrooms in your home.

In addition, we will take care of all steps in the installation process, from planning through to implementation. We will obtain all required permits on your behalf. Our team of skilled electricians will ensure that the work is completed in accordance to the Electrical Safety Authority’s (ESA) electrical code, and will answer any questions you may have about the process.

Are you ready to install an exhaust fan timer?

Contact MADE ELECTRIC today! We are a trusted electrical contractor that operates in Toronto and the GTA, with a professional and fully licensed team. We’re happy to help diagnose and solve any electrical problems you may have.

Our company can be reached at any time through our contact page, and you can also give us a call at +1 (833) 623-3247, or e-mail us at

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