Bath exhaust fan recommendations?
I'm going to purchase a product to have a contractor install while he's on site installing air conditioning, I'd appreciate recommendations to look at.
- needs to remove humidity from showering very well
- no heating or lighting feature, just exhaust
- simple appearance, nice looking housing
- quieter operation a bonus, but not willing to pay a major premium for it
I like Panasonic. Almost any fan is a good fan. It is the noise level you want to deal with. The more $$$ you spend on any brand, the quieter it will be. Broan/Nutone are probably the easiest for a homeowner to get ahold of. Go to Home Depot to the fart fan display and turn them on and off and get the one that you like that looks the best, that sounds as loud as you can afford.
The best fan in the world won't do any good, if the proper amount of air can't get into the room.
Make sure the room has enough air available to it.
Look on the box at Home Depot, it tells you how big a room it should go into. Then pick the quietest one you can afford. I'm waiting for somebody to chime in on get a manual J or make sure they are Nate certified.
Broan QTX110SL or QTXE110S or QTXE110
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We have a Broan from HD wired to a simple 60 min timer switch. Fan is a squirrel cage, very quiet and it works! The ticking from the timer is louder than the fan.
Agreed, I've got them in my bathrooms. Quiet and powerful.
Originally Posted by dan sw fl
I won't chime in on the installer being Nate certified but I will chime in on make sure you read the manufacturer instructions and GFCI the fan if the manufacturer recomends it.This comes under NEC regulations. Better to be safe than sorry.
The last thing I want in my bathroom is the ultra-quiet fan.
The fan can do a pretty good job of masking the sounds of my toileting.
Or if you and the wifey are in the shower...
"Middle of the road" fan noise for me.
Heck I'd need for it to sound like a jump jet to cover all of our noise ;>)
Originally Posted by Waterloo
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If you want really quiet - go with fantech
I have a very quiet house, but I can only hear mine if everything else in the house is off, I am standing right at the exhaust grill, and I know what it sounds like. For all intents and purposes, it is inaudible when installed correctly.