West Chester, Pa.-based Air King added humidity-sensing exhaust fans to its line of ventilation fans. The products provide an automated Energy Star-qualified solution for residential ventilation.
Once installed, the exhaust fan turns on automatically when the humidity level in the room reaches the preset percentage, then will automatically shut off when the humidity level falls below the preset percentage.
“The humidity sensing fans make a lot of sense for homeowners and especially rental property owners,” said Jeff Kenkelen, president of Air King. “With standard fans, you are relying on the user to turn the fan on or off. Too many times the fan is not turned on, and proper ventilation does not happen. This can lead to problems such as mold or mildew, and poor indoor air quality in the home.”
The new humidity sensing exhaust fans are available in single and dual-speed models, with a maximum speed of 80 or 130 CFM. The low sound level and energy-efficient operation of the humidity-sensing exhaust fans make them geared for ASHRAE 62.2 ventilation requirements, as well as being compliant with CALGreen of the Title 24 California Building Code for use in bathrooms.