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JLC • JUNE 1996 On a recent visit to a house to solve a heating problem, I had a chance to look at the bathroom. Moisture was causing the paint to peel, and decay had set in on the window sash and trim, and probably in the structure behind the drywall. This house was not air-tight by any stretch of the imagination, but the bathroom had no fan — and the lack of ventilation was causing a major maintenance problem. I recommended installing a fan and specified one that ran quietly. I've learned that most people find it annoying to be in a small room while a loud fan is running; if the fan is quiet,