By Gene and Katie Hamilton
Are steamy mirrors or mold and mildew a problem in your bathroom? A vent fan is the solution because it will draw moisture out of the room. We found a new one designed for a do-it-yourselfer to install; so instead of crawling around in an attic, the EZFit vent fan is designed to go directly on ceiling drywall eliminating the need to attach it to a joist or truss in the attic. The unit is installed from inside the room and attaches with tab that clamp the housing onto the surface of the ceiling. The pre-installed blower attachment fastens to the housing by tightening the pre-installed screws.
Including labor and material, an electrician will charge $250 to install a new unit. If you’re comfortable doing electrical projects you can buy the vent fan for $115 and install it saving 54 percent. The job involves clamping the housing of the new fan onto the drywall with a screwdriver and then fastening the blower to the housing by tightening the pre-installed screws. You can re-use the old blower ducting and existing fan wiring.
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Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2019