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Other stories by Andrew Shapiro

  • Quiet Bathroom Fans

    Moisture problems often develop in bathrooms when homeowners refuse to use noisy bath fans. The solution: fans rated at 1.5 sones or less. We survey the options.

  • Simple Whole-House Ventilation

    For small, tight houses and apartments, full-blown mechanical ventilation systems may be overkill. Here’s a tested approach that uses an upgraded bath fan, a programmable timer, and a few air inlets to guarantee fresh air at minimal cost.