products seem like a good idea and the packaging has you believing
that it's a great idea and too good to pass up.
is designed to perform a single task it can do so quite efficiently.
product is designed to do two things, unrelated to each other,
there will always be a compromise to the extent that it will
do neither as well as a dedicated product.
For instance, you have a product that combines a light fitting,
with a fan, you will find it requires a compromise in the appearance
of the light fitting and the noise and performance of the fan.
Added to this the product will inevitably be made in plastic
and when touched in due course for one reason or another will
break and require replacing....when you get around to it.
If the unit
has heat lamps around the fan, as in the bathroom, then the
fan is likely to draw the heat up and out, when both are turned
on, not to mention the heat drawing the plasticizers out of
the plastic making it brittle and deteriorate even faster.
If the product
claims to multi task......well what can one say?
In a day
and age where maintenance costs in the home are rising, due
to poor product selection, one can ill afford to buy and install
poorly designed products when building or renovating.
such as bathrooms are usually the target for such products and
conventional wisdom is called for in product selection for such
always be over the shower and the steam carried away as soon
as it is created and before it reaches a light fitting.