Broan-NuTone, the leader in residential ventilation, has made it much easier and less expensive for homeowners to replace their existing bath fan with a much quieter, energy-efficient solution. The new Broan Ultra Silent™ Series QTRE080R ventilation fan allows the average do-it-yourselfer to install a bath fan that fits seamlessly into the home without having to crawl into the attic – making first-floor installations a painless task.
This powerful, new ENERGY STAR qualified Broan ventilation fan is made in the U.S.A., is the easiest retrofit fan available and can be installed in any room without having overhead access through the ceiling.
"Consumers will appreciate that they don't have to spend extra money on an electrician to retrofit this ventilation fan. The average do-it-yourselfer can install this new ENERGY STAR qualified fan themselves and this fan costs less than $1.00 per year to operate – a small price to pay for better indoor air quality and mold prevention," explains Patrick Nielsen, marketing manager, ventilation fans, Broan-NuTone. "In addition, the direct install from the bathroom makes this an easier, less messy solution when updating the home."
This new Ultra Silent fan is one of the quietest on the market, operating at as low as 0.8 Sones and exhausting 80 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM). Additional unique features include:
- A telescoping mounting frame that can be expanded to contact both joists for fastening – allowing the fan to be mounted anywhere between the joists with an extremely solid four-point mount
- The ability to install without extra wood on top of drywall
- No mounting ears, which eliminates drywall patching
- Unique duct connector eliminates connection hassle
The QTRE080R fan is part of the Broan and NuTone ENERGY STAR lineup, which includes some 35 different models from the Ultra Silent Series, recessed fan/lights, as well as heavy-duty models ideal for light commercial installations and offices. The Ultra Silent Series includes basic bath fans, fan/light/nightlight combinations and humidity sensing fan variations.
In addition, all Broan-NuTone ENERGY STAR qualified fans are designed, engineered, manufactured and customer-supported in the U.S. which also means the carbon footprint required to make that fan available to homeowners is less than many of its competitors coming