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Guide to Inline Fan Kits

Supplier: Universal Fans By: Universal Fans
22 June, 2018

Inline Fan Kits are perfect for a toilet, bathroom, or laundry area as an easy and effective ventilation solution.

Now that the winter months are fast approaching there is no better time to invest in an Inline exhaust fan kit. It can be quite tricky though to understand and know what type of fan or kit you need to fit the bathroom in your home so today we are going to help you so that you can by the exact kit for your home.

Inline Fan Kits are perfect for a toilet, bathroom, or laundry area  as an easy and effective ventilation solution. Inline exhaust fan kits include an Inline fan that is usually placed in the roof space, a vent for the ceiling of the room, a vent for the outside wall or eave, and flexible duct to join the system together. Inline systems are popular as the motor is located in the roof space, making it quieter than a standard ceiling fan where the motor is directly above you. They can also be placed directly above showers. The systems are a popular choice exhaust fans for toilets and bathrooms and are available in a range of sizes to suit small, medium and large size rooms.

To buy the correct kit though, you need to match your room size to the fan by knowing the m3/h that is suitable for that specific room. This can be tricky thing to measure though so we have composed an exhaust fan calculator found here so that you can figure out which kit you need in order to fit your room size. In order to use the calculator you need to know how many air changes occur in the room, so we suggest, in order to have good ventilation, to achieve 15 air changes per hour in a bathroom, toilet, laundry or similar.

It should be noted though that besides just the dimensions of the room, there are several other factors that should also be taken into account, as they can have an effect on the final outcome in terms of achieving a desired result. These factors include, but are not limited to:

  • Materials in the room – materials such as ceramic tiles, windows, mirrors can result in higher levels of steam
  • Existing levels of dampness or excessive humidity
  • Is there sufficient air flow into the room?
  • Is there good cross-flow ventilation to allow the fan to draw towards the vent?
  • Is the fan ducted?  Ducting a fan will generally have an effect on the overall capacity of the fan – the longer the ducting, and the more bends in the ducting, the less capacity the fan has
  • Is it the correct type of fan motor for the application?
  • Expectation of the client in relation to how much and how quickly the steam will be removed.
  • Our staff would be pleased to help you select a suitable solution for your particular application.

We stock the following Fanco DIY kits to suit different sized spaces so they include the appropriate lengths of duct and accessories. Click on the relevant product listing to view the exact contents of the kit, the specifications of the fan and all other relevant information. On each of the listings there is a simple graphic like shown below that helps visualise what type of area and vent size you need. There are also options of silent in line fans.

 

The kits are intended as a “do it yourself” and the fan can be plugged in to an available power point in the roof space, (connected to a switch in the room). This is usually available in bathrooms, toilets and the like or an electrician could install it independent of the system installation.