Broan range hood over a gas range at Danny Lipford's home

We’re spending more time at home these days, and ventilation couldn’t be more important! In this special podcast, Dave Jones, from Broan-NuTone, shares the three ways to properly ventilate your home and introduce clean air.

3 Ways to Bring Clean Air into Your Home

There are three ways to ventilate your home:

Exhaust ventilation: These fans remove moist air and let fresh air enter the room

• Supply fans: These systems continuously provide fresh, filtered air inside the home

Balanced air system: An energy recovery ventilator brings in clean, filtered outdoor air to replace stale indoor air exhausted from the home

Remember, air must go outside — not just into the attic. The ventilation system, whichever you choose, should go all the way to the outside, whether it’s through the roof or a wall.

Exhaust Fans: The Many Options for Cleaner Air

People aren’t just putting vent fans in bathrooms; these appliances are also appearing in closets, laundry rooms, home gyms and nurseries. A humidity-sensing exhaust fan is especially nice to have — it kicks on as soon as you need it.

Some exhaust fans are old, loud and make obnoxious noises the second you turn them on. Or they’re not properly sized for the room they’re in, so you still end up with mold and mildew.

You need a fan that fits the room and moves enough air to mitigate moisture buildup and prevent mold and mildew.

Broan-NuTone QuicKits are easy, room-side upgrades — just remove the fan motor, install the new motor, and you have a fan that’s much more powerful, quieter and you don’t even have to visit the attic to make the replacement!

Want to step up? The Broan Sensonic Speaker Ventilation Fan has a built-in stereo Bluetooth speaker. Listen to music or podcasts while getting ready for your day.

SurfaceShield, a bacteria, mold and mildew killing LED module, has been in the works for years, but comes at the right time, when health and clean air are top concerns. It combines powerful ventilation with an LED light that kills mold and mildew spores along with bacteria.

The Importance of a Range Hood in the Kitchen

Your kitchen is loaded with issues like cleaning chemicals, cooking odors and pet food, and you’re breathing in all of those things.

You know the pungent scent that fills the air after you’ve cleaned the kitchen? It’s not good that you’re smelling it!  

If you cook a lot, it’s good to get rid of lingering carcinogens, moisture and odors, and there’s no better way to do that than with range hoods.

Now, most over-the-range microwaves just recirculate air throughout the kitchen, which makes them worthless. You need a properly sized range hood to really clean the air and get the job done.

What You Should Know About Whole-House Ventilation

Homeowners who are serious about their indoor air quality have increasingly turned toward whole-house ventilation systems for clean air.

Supply fans introduce continuous fresh air into the home, but they may not be the most efficient option for your household’s needs.

A balanced air system, on the other hand, includes an energy recovery unit that introduces fresh air into your home while you exhaust stale air.

So, it brings in as much fresh air as the stale air your ventilation system exhausts — and that is an efficient option for a healthy home.

  • [skipto time=1:16][1:16][/skipto] Danny recalls his trip to the Broan factory
  • [skipto time=3:28][3:28][/skipto] Tips for choosing a bathroom exhaust fan
  • [skipto time=5:27][5:27][/skipto] Like to sing in the shower? The Broan-NuTone Sensonic Speaker Ventilation fan is just what you need.
  • [skipto time=9:07][9:07][/skipto] How Broan-NuTone’s SurfaceShield, powered by Vital Vio, prevents mold and bacteria from growing in your room
  • [skipto time=12:03][12:03][/skipto] People are putting ventilation fans in more than just bathrooms and kitchens
  • [skipto time=13:24][13:24][/skipto] The latest kitchen trend: replace over-the-range microwaves with an efficient range hood
  • [skipto time=16:36][16:36][/skipto] Danny and Dave talk about whole-house ventilation

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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