A bathroom extractor fan isn’t a luxury – it’s a must. As well as sucking away any unpleasant odours, it removes moisture from the air after a shower or bath, which can otherwise lead to long-term damage, especially if your bathroom doesn’t have an outside window. And if you plan on letting out your property, an extractor fan is a legal requirement.
With literally hundreds of different extractor fan models on the market, however, the question is: how do you pick one? We consulted an expert builder who explained that all extractors do the same basic job. The main difference is that cheap units are likely to break down sooner, and can be noisier too. So it’s suggested that you always go for a quality brand, and steer clear of the very cheapest products.
To help you, here’s our guide to choosing the perfect fan, plus our recommendations for high-quality