Original article by: Green Home Builder Magazine

Consider this, according to the EPA (epa.gov), indoor air quality is five times worse than outdoor air quality. Most homeowners know that indoor air quality is important, but not all recognize what contributes to poor indoor air quality, the potential effects and harm, and how to address these problems. Broan is here to help. For more than 80 years, Broan has led the industry with residential ventilation solutions that improve indoor air quality and provide healthier home environments.

Contributors to Poor Indoor Air Quality

  1. Moisture – Moisture that is not properly ventilated can cause mildew and mold formation, which can potentially lead to structural problems and health problems. Exhaust ventilation solutions from Broan remove humidity at the source to help maintain the optimal humidity balance of 40 to 60 percent.
  2. Cooking effluents – Cooking effluents from food preparation can infiltrate the whole house in minutes. Grease, oils and aromas settle permanently into carpets, furniture, clothing and other surfaces. Kitchen ventilation solutions help eliminate cooking effluents for a cleaner, more comfortable and healthier environment.
  3. Off-gassing – Off-gassing from construction materials, carpeting, adhesives and synthetic materials—as well as solvents from common household cleaners—can accumulate in tightly built homes. Look to Broan for continuous ventilation solutions that meet ASHRAE 62.2.
  4. Particulates –  Particulates from dust, allergens, pet dander, and more can contribute to poor indoor air quality up to 100 times dirtier than outside air. With a properly ventilated home, you create a more enjoyable, comfortable and healthier environment.

Broan-NuTone’s SurfaceShield™ technology combined with Broan’s powerful ventilation offers effective protection against bacteria, mold, and fungi growth in your bathroom or other humidity prone environments. Offering super-quiet sound rating of 1.0 sone, the Broan® SurfaceShield™ 110 CFM Exhaust Bath Fan generates powerful air circulation with minimal background noise. There are two lighting modes in the SurfaceShield™ LED light, an everyday white light perfect for task lighting and the SurfaceShield™ continuous antimicrobial mode. Broan® Roomside Series fans offer an EzDuct™ connector for hassle-free room-side installation with no attic access needed.  With the addition of the EzDuct™ connector, other new additions have been added including foldable mounting ears, a new damper and housing technology that improves airtightness like never before.  This bath fan includes soft white LED lighting for energy savings and a grille that compliments any decor.

SurfaceShield™ is built to create powerful air circulation — eliminating humidity and pollutants from the room. While powerful, it still achieves a super-quiet sound rating of 1.0 sone.

Use the energy-saving soft, white LED lighting mode for everyday task lighting. When you aren’t using the room, turn on SurfaceShield™ continuous microbial mode for uninterrupted cleaning plus a beautiful violet hue. Round-the-clock use costs less than $4 a year.