Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tip Of The Week.

The 690NT is a gem of a product. Not only does this upgrade kit reduce sound by 50%, it also bolsters airflow by 20%. The white grille is set to match almost any decor your bathroom might currently have. If you have an older house with an older Nautilus N671 or N688, Broan 670, 671 688, 689 or Nutone 693, 695, 696N that has become noisy and inefficient, this is a hand in glove fit for you. This requires no wiring, no ductwork, just a simple 10 minute "plug and play" if you will.

Our Tip Of The Week is this -

Measure the size of the existing housing in your ceiling before buying!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Range Hood Beginners Guide

New homes are now built much tighter in order to increase energy efficiency. The down side of this development is that it can also significantly increase levels of indoor pollution, since it results in decreased airflow. Agencies and organizations such as the EPA and the Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) have identified the kitchen as the key source of indoor air pollution for which they have established the range hood to be the most effective combatant. BROAN Range Hoods are designed to quickly capture pollution at the source and exhaust it outdoors rather than throughout the home. Additionally, BROAN Range Hoods work hard to protect the home’s interior against the damaging effects of heat, humidity and airborne grease; saving time, labor and money.
So what do all them there fancy terms mean? Lets find out!
Ducted or Ductless?
Your range hood should be ducted to effectively keep the home safe and harmonious. While ductless filters do nab some of the grease and odor, a lot of the heat and smoke will still be left lingering in the home. 
- Always, always use a metal duct. 
What do CFM and Sone mean?
CFM is cubic feat per minute of exhaust flow. Same rule applies as with the bathroom fans - the higher the number, the greater the amount of air being exhausted. Sone is the recognized unit of loudness. One sone is about equal to the quiet hum of a refrigerator.
What does the term Convertible mean?
You can duct these range hoods vertically or horizontally.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

NuTone® Rx Safeguards - Parents, you wanna see this.

NuTone locking cabinets are a powerful tool for Medicine Abuse Prevention. Decorative options to locate openly or designs for more discrete yet convenient locations, these cabinets are easily installed and sturdily constructed. Safer than customary medicine storage devices, they can help a family safeguard and control access to drugs in the home.
A common element of drug abuse stems straight from teens and access to the family medicine cabinet. Teens are abusing prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs to get high. This includes painkillers, depressants, stimulants and cough and cold remedies. 10% of teens say they took drugs from friends or relatives without asking, and 70% of people that abuse painkillers say they get them from friends and family. The number one recommendation to help prevent teen prescription drug abuse is to safeguard all drugs in the home. Control access and safeguard these drugs by installing a locking cabinet from NuTone. These NuTone products are made in the USA. Our manufacturing facility in Cleburne, Texas designs, engineers, builds, packages, and ships directly to your job sites.

NuTone storage solutions - There are No Equals!
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Not In My House: What Parents Can Do About Teen Prescription Drug Abuse Video
Share this link and give other parents useful information to help prevent teen prescription drug abuse.
Not In My House is a program by The Partnership at Drugfree.org dedicated to providing parents of teens with information, tips and tools to help prevent prescription drug abuse. Please visit http://www.drugfree.org/notinmyhouse for more information.

For more information on Medicine Abuse Awareness, go to www.theantidrug.com,www.stopmedicineabuse.orgwww.drugfree.org, or www.cadca.org.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Clearance Store!

Happy Monday All
            If you haven't done it yet, I implore you to please peruse through our clearance store for some truly fantastic deals. This Nutone 8310 is listed for $94.00 across the entire landscape of the internet, at www.HomeProductsInc.com its going for $62.67. So take a look around, and see what else we have at discounted prices. Help me, help you, help us.

Nutone 8310 Bathroom Fan CLEARANCE ITEM!

Nutone 8310 Bathroom Fan CLEARANCE ITEM!

This is a CLEARANCE ITEM. This could be due to dinged packaging; minor scratches or maybe the product was sent for review or tried by customers and then returned to us. Every 'CLEARANCE' item has been inspected and found to be in good operating condition; all are basically "like-new". Sometimes we have items that are not 'CLEARANCE' item at all, but have been discontinued from current production and we need to liquidate inventory. Availability is not guaranteed. All orders are on "First come, first served basis".

This Bathroom Fan can be installed in the wall or ceiling and depending on where they are installed they could discharge vertically or horizontally. This bathroom fan is perfect to eliminate humidity or smoke from recreation rooms. The motor and impeller on the Nutone 8310 bathroom fan blade assemblies snap right in. This bathroom fan is available in many different finishes. 
  • Fit 2" X 4" Walls Or Install In Ceilings
  • Use With 834 Filter (Optional)
  • Housings Have Plug-In Electrical Receptacles
  • Fits 3-1/4" X 10" Duct
  • Available In Several Finishes

Friday, June 8, 2012

Inside Your Sound

RETRO Music Distribution and Intercom Systems

No more wondering what to do with your outdated, single-function antique intercom! The RETRO Music Distribution and Intercom Systems are designed to update pre-existing in-wall home intercom systems – using your existing 3, 4, or 6 wire systems – for a quick and easy upgrade to a state-of-the-art multi-source music distribution system.
The RETRO is a complete system that can be customized to your home and your specific requirements, as it is a component-based system:
  • RETRO-M Master Station: Main interface that controls the music, intercom functions, volume levels, bass and treble levels, clock settings, and more. The Portable Music Player Bay is integrated into the Master Station and can be heard from any Room or Patio Station.
  • RETRO-5R Room Station: In-wall intercoms in rooms throughout the home that enable selection between intercom, radio, and portable music sources. Also includes communications with other stations, including the Master and Door stations. Ceiling or in-wall speakers can be added to each Room Station.
  • RETRO-VC Volume Control: Indoor amplified volume control with two-source option and volume control, typically used in rooms with no need for a Room Station.
  • RETRO-5P Patio Station: Weather-resistant station with Room Station functionality designed for outdoor installation in protected areas such as a patio or porch. Outdoor cube or rock speakers can be added.
  • RETRO-D Door Station: Weather-resistant station designed for outdoor installation in protected areas. Enables communication with other stations for verification of guest identity before opening the door with optional door or gate release. Also includes a selection of door chimes.
  • RETRO Room Adaptor and Trim Plates: Optional hardware designed to fully cover existing intercom wall openings, eliminating the need for drywall repair. Covers holes for vertical or horizontal stations, including stations up to 8″ large.
  • Auxiliary Wall Input: Optional wall input that allows connection to CD or tape players, satellite radios, or computers.

The RETRO system offers a modern design that complements any d├ęcor, and delivers more features than existing intercoms:
  • Built-in AM/FM radio with ten (10) preset options
  • Portable Music Player (PMP) Bay to plug-and-play a wide variety of MP3 devices such as iPods, Zunes or hand-held satellite radios – either from downloaded or streamed music
  • USB or Firewire connectivity to charge MP3 devices as they play
  • Room adaptor and trim plates that allow installation of new stations into existing intercom wall openings without requiring drywall repair, even if the fit is not exact
  • Choice of two (2) music source options in every room, enabling different music sources to be played in different rooms
  • Automatic selective call technology that broadcasts voice calls throughout the home, but only broadcasts between the stations in use once the call is answered
  • Hands-free communication for the party receiving the call
  • Capability to monitor single or multiple zones
  • Hands-free operation at Master Station with IREMOTE control (available as an option)
  • Expands up to thirteen (13) zones
  • Option to connect to ceiling or in-wall speakers from Master, Room, and Patio Stations
  • Door communications with optional door release feature
  • Turn on/off radio from any room station

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

80 CFM Broan SmartSense® Fan

Indoor Air Quality
Broan SmartSense®
80 CFM Broan SmartSense® Fan with control
Model SSQTXE080
80 CFM Broan SmartSense® Fan with control
The Quietest Fan Available - America's Choice For Green BuildersInternational Builder Show Winner for - Best Energy Efficient Product

Energy Star Partner   2100 HVI Certified
NOTE: Specification Sheets and Installation Guides are provided in Adobe Acrobat Reader (.pdf) format. The most recent version of Acrobat Reader is recommended.Click here for a free download.
Broan SmartSense® automatically coordinates the operation of ventilation fans, running them intermittently throughout the day when necessary.
Six-inch ducting guarantees sound and CFM performance ratings
Install in any room - Broan Ultra Silent™ Ventilation fans are barely audible, so they can be used in any room.
Engineered for continuous, energy-efficient operation.
Ultra-silent operations: 0.3 and 0.7 Sones.
Designed to work with Broan automatic make-up air dampers:
  • SMD6

  • SMD8

  • Make-Up Air Damper Application Guide

    Ventilate your home intelligently.Up to ten fans can be installed on one Broan SmartSense®
    Ventilation System. Broan SmartSense is the smart choice to meet ASHRAE Standard 62.2* and other related guidelines (including building codes derived from the ASHRAE standard).Why do I need to ventilate all day?
    Proper ventilation exhausts stale air and replaces it with fresh air. This minimizes mold and mildew growth, and helps remove gases and particles not trapped by filtration units. This automatic ventilation solution reduces indoor pollutants such as household cleaners, VOCs, carbon monoxide, and off-gassing formaldehyde from building materials, carpets and other furnishings.
    Installs as easily as an exhaust fan.
    Simply recess the fan housing in the ceiling, vent with 6" duct to the outside and connect the power wires. No separate control wiring is necessary. Then, program the controls to match the size of the home.An economic alternative to other systems.
    Broan SmartSense® utilizes exhaust ventilation fans normally installed in the home. It automatically adjusts total run-time based on square footage and number of bedrooms. Broan SmartSense® controls monitor manual fan operation, and adjust ventilation time to optimize energy usage. This system is more cost effective and energy efficient than other ventilation strategies that require the use of the home’s air handler. With only one fan running at a time, Broan SmartSense® uses less than 40 watts during ventilation cycles.
    For tightly built homes.
    Consider using a Broan Make-up Air Damper to form a complete balanced ventilation system by linking with Broan SmartSense® ventilation fans and/or select Best® range hoods.