NuTone vs Broan Bath Exhaust Fans

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by Vince, May 28, 2005.

  1. Vince

    Vince Guest

    I have heard that Broan and Nutone have merged. Is this true?

    NuTone still has its own website as does Broan, and it seems that they
    have a similar appearance on screen.

    Is one line better than the other, with respect to reliability, SONEs,
    and design?
    Vince, May 28, 2005
    #1
  2. Vince

    RBM Guest

    It used to be Nutone was the premium company and Broan was below them. I
    don't know which company bought which however yes they are one company now.
    It appears to me that Nutone is the lesser company now. Recently Panasonic
    has come out with really high quality bath fans and maybe to combat them
    Broan has a new line that is incredible. They are QTR- 080 or 100, etc.
    These things are silent. Having installed hundreds of bath fans over the
    years, nothing including remote mounted fans are better than these
    "Vince" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > I have heard that Broan and Nutone have merged. Is this true?
    >
    > NuTone still has its own website as does Broan, and it seems that they
    > have a similar appearance on screen.
    >
    > Is one line better than the other, with respect to reliability, SONEs,
    > and design?
    >
    >
    RBM, May 28, 2005
    #2
  3. Vince

    Vince Guest

    On Sat, 28 May 2005 12:11:37 -0400, "RBM" <rbm2(remove
    this)@optonline.net> wrote:

    >It used to be Nutone was the premium company and Broan was below them. I
    >don't know which company bought which however yes they are one company now.
    >It appears to me that Nutone is the lesser company now. Recently Panasonic
    >has come out with really high quality bath fans and maybe to combat them
    >Broan has a new line that is incredible. They are QTR- 080 or 100, etc.
    >These things are silent. Having installed hundreds of bath fans over the
    >years, nothing including remote mounted fans are better than these
    >"Vince" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >>
    >> I have heard that Broan and Nutone have merged. Is this true?
    >>
    >> NuTone still has its own website as does Broan, and it seems that they
    >> have a similar appearance on screen.
    >>
    >> Is one line better than the other, with respect to reliability, SONEs,
    >> and design?


    Thanks for your info. My only experience is the BROAN exhaust fan
    that was installed in my daughter's house. It is loud !!
    Makes me want to stay away from BROAN. However, I was at HD the other
    day and listened to a unit that was quiet; must check my notes to
    recall which model it was.

    My requirements is for a 52.15 square feet bathroom. I believe that a
    unit rated for 80 CFM will be more than adequate (based on 1.1 times
    the room sq footage). I hope to get by with a less than 1.0 SONE
    unit.

    I am browsing over the BROAN and the NUTONE websites now, and come
    across reference to both brandnames at the NUTONE website.
    Vince, May 28, 2005
    #3
  4. Vince wrote:

    >On Sat, 28 May 2005 12:11:37 -0400, "RBM" <rbm2(remove
    >this)@optonline.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >>It used to be Nutone was the premium company and Broan was below them. I
    >>don't know which company bought which however yes they are one company now.
    >>It appears to me that Nutone is the lesser company now. Recently Panasonic
    >>has come out with really high quality bath fans and maybe to combat them
    >>Broan has a new line that is incredible. They are QTR- 080 or 100, etc.
    >>These things are silent. Having installed hundreds of bath fans over the
    >>years, nothing including remote mounted fans are better than these
    >>"Vince" <> wrote in message
    >>news:...
    >>
    >>
    >>>I have heard that Broan and Nutone have merged. Is this true?
    >>>
    >>>NuTone still has its own website as does Broan, and it seems that they
    >>>have a similar appearance on screen.
    >>>
    >>>Is one line better than the other, with respect to reliability, SONEs,
    >>>and design?
    >>>
    >>>

    >
    >Thanks for your info. My only experience is the BROAN exhaust fan
    >that was installed in my daughter's house. It is loud !!
    >Makes me want to stay away from BROAN. However, I was at HD the other
    >day and listened to a unit that was quiet; must check my notes to
    >recall which model it was.
    >
    >My requirements is for a 52.15 square feet bathroom. I believe that a
    >unit rated for 80 CFM will be more than adequate (based on 1.1 times
    >the room sq footage). I hope to get by with a less than 1.0 SONE
    >unit.
    >
    >I am browsing over the BROAN and the NUTONE websites now, and come
    >across reference to both brandnames at the NUTONE website.
    >
    >
    >
    >


    Those fan motors / bearings tend to get old and worn. Last time that
    happened to my Broan and it was super noisey, I replaced the motor. Got
    it from the Broan web site.
    Mark and Kim Smith, May 28, 2005
    #4
  5. Vince

    HerHusband Guest

    > Recently Panasonic has come out with really high quality bath fans and
    > maybe to combat them Broan has a new line that is incredible.


    I installed Panasonic fans thoughout our house, including one in our
    laundry room that runs full time as a whole house ventilation fan. They use
    squirrel cage fans and the small ones (FV 05VQ2) are virtually silent. I
    have the next size up Panasonic fan (FV 11VQ2) in our master bath (100
    square feet), and while you can hear that one slightly, it's still far
    quieter than any other bath fan we've used.

    I did buy a Broan QS130 "Allure" range hood for our kitchen. On low speed
    you can't really even hear it, and high speed isn't much worse. Better yet,
    it actually has enough power to pull in the steam when you're boiling water
    and whatnot.

    Anthony
    HerHusband, May 28, 2005
    #5
  6. Vince

    RBM Guest

    About a month ago I had installed several of these models on various jobs
    and lost one of the cover grills. I looked on their website and the model
    wasn't even listed. I suppose that they are just that new. You can buy them
    at www.grainger.com
    "Vince" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Sat, 28 May 2005 12:11:37 -0400, "RBM" <rbm2(remove
    > this)@optonline.net> wrote:
    >
    >>It used to be Nutone was the premium company and Broan was below them. I
    >>don't know which company bought which however yes they are one company
    >>now.
    >>It appears to me that Nutone is the lesser company now. Recently Panasonic
    >>has come out with really high quality bath fans and maybe to combat them
    >>Broan has a new line that is incredible. They are QTR- 080 or 100, etc.
    >>These things are silent. Having installed hundreds of bath fans over the
    >>years, nothing including remote mounted fans are better than these
    >>"Vince" <> wrote in message
    >>news:...
    >>>
    >>> I have heard that Broan and Nutone have merged. Is this true?
    >>>
    >>> NuTone still has its own website as does Broan, and it seems that they
    >>> have a similar appearance on screen.
    >>>
    >>> Is one line better than the other, with respect to reliability, SONEs,
    >>> and design?

    >
    > Thanks for your info. My only experience is the BROAN exhaust fan
    > that was installed in my daughter's house. It is loud !!
    > Makes me want to stay away from BROAN. However, I was at HD the other
    > day and listened to a unit that was quiet; must check my notes to
    > recall which model it was.
    >
    > My requirements is for a 52.15 square feet bathroom. I believe that a
    > unit rated for 80 CFM will be more than adequate (based on 1.1 times
    > the room sq footage). I hope to get by with a less than 1.0 SONE
    > unit.
    >
    > I am browsing over the BROAN and the NUTONE websites now, and come
    > across reference to both brandnames at the NUTONE website.
    >
    >
    RBM, May 28, 2005
    #6
  7. Vince

    Guest

    Panasonic fans are real nice and quiet. They are more expensive but
    you can generally get them a bit cheaper on ebay rather than a local
    wholesaler.

    Tom
    , May 31, 2005
    #7

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