How EXHAUST FANS Work and Benefit You and Your Home

Don’t you sometimes feel that blowing air into your face like what normal fans do is not just enough? Like there’s too much moisture or the air is too humid right now that it feels uncomfortable? Or the air that the fan is blowing is just as hot as the environment that you are currently in and is not helping at all?

Well, there’s something that can solve the problem: Exhaust fans! 

To put it simply, exhaust fans are just like normal electric fans, except they suck the hot air out of your place and make you comfortable again.

If you have played with fans during your childhood, there’s a chance that you have seen paper or cloth being sucked on to the back of the fan when it accidentally falls there. Exhaust fans work on the same principle, but backwards, and they do not lead to injuries.

You see, fans work by clearing the stagnant, sweat-humid air in your area and circulating the atmosphere that replaces your air. Now, this works only inside, but it does not really get the hot air out of the house, and there’s a tendency where the hot air being pushed around may build up in the house, making the air not-so comfortable. You could say that you can just open the windows of your house and let the uncomfortable air out of it. But that is not always the case.

The air from outside that might actually be hotter and more comfortable has a high chance of getting in. Not to mention, if you are in an urban area, there are tons of pollutants that would make the situation worse. 

Now, this is where exhaust fans and generally any good ventilating system come into play. Exhaust fans absorb the air in the room, and take it out from it. It makes the environment less stagnant and can help remove nasty smells and smoke build up from, say, cooking, in the room.

They are good and all, but do not expect to instantly feel cool like what normal electric fans do. Exhaust fans are meant for taking the hot exhaust OUT of the room, and make the colder air displace it, but they aren’t as direct as blowing air into your face. That’s different. Also, do not expect that exhaust fans will work in every situation, much less every room. They work great in less spacious rooms as they could take in the majority of the air inside it out, but if the room is too spacious, you would need a bigger and more powerful engine for that exhaust fan.

What’s more, if you have one or more exhaust fans installed in your house, you add value to your property. In case you plan to put it up for rent or sell it, you can rate it profitably. You can get depreciation benefits that will warm your heart too! 

And just like other things, you should always be wary of how you use them, so these exhaust fans can be maximized and maintained properly. In that way, you will experience their astounding benefits and enjoy these exhaust fans’ existence in your own home!


Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host and a voice over artist. Quality and well-researched writing is her worthwhile avenue to enlighten and delight others about things that matter. Nicole is a daytime writer for Depreciator, an Australian-based company specializing in tax depreciation schedules. Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.