In a previous post,Energy Star Qualified Home, I discussed the importance of good ventilation in a well built, “tight” home. I also pointed out that one of the best ways to make sure you’re ventilating the moist air out of your home was to use some type of automatic timer.
I’ve finally decided to install a few of these in our new home. I’m going to install them in each of the three bathrooms. I’ve always been a big fan of Leviton products so I ordered three 6260M-W model timers from Leviton. These timers have four preset lengths of 10, 20, 30 and 60 minutes.
The idea here is to hit one of the buttons to turn on the exhaust fan and it will continue to run for the time chosen and then automatically shut off. Not only is this a great way to make sure you run the fan long enough but it’s also a great way to make sure you don’t waste electricity by forgetting to turn the fan off.
Once I get the switches I’ll do a post about how to install them and what I think of their performance.