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Old 05-04-2008, 10:11 PM   #1
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Bathroom Exhaust Fan/Heater/Light: Panasonic, NuTone or Air Zone?


Hello all.
I am finishing my basement and going to install 2 Heater/Fan/Light combination Bathroom Exhaust Fans in 2 bathrooms.
I narrowed them down to 3:
1- Panasonic FV-11VHL1, 110 CFM, 1 sone and around $210 http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-e...702#tabsection
2- NuTone/Broan QTXN110HL, 110 CFM, 0.9 sone and about $220-$230 http://www.electricsuppliesonline.com/nuqthefanlim.html and
3- Air Zone AZ590VHL, 90CFM, 0.8 sone and around $170. http://electricsuppliesonline.com/paazprheairz2.html.
All prices include Tax+S&H.
Did you have any experience (good or bad) with any of them?
Any input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Saul

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Stay the heck away from Nutone ANYTHING.

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Bathroom Exhaust Fan/Heater/Light: Panasonic, NuTone or Air Zone?


Thanks, LawnGuy, that sounds like an advice coming from someone who knows!

So, now there are only 2 left....
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I put a NuTone QTRN110 in my upstairs bathroom over two years ago, and have had no problems. I searched for one online now, and it is only around $100. It exhausts 110 cfm. There are no windows in my bathroom and I've never had any humidity problems with this fan.

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Thanks Mike. I appreciate the input from someone who is using it. So, noise is not an issue with this fan?
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I can hear it when it is running, but it isn't annoying whatsoever. It is very quiet for being a 110 cfm exhaust fan. Other people who live here agree.

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The NuTone QTRN110 is rated at 1.5 sones. Plus, it's half as much as the Nutone at HomeDepot, which, by the way, is where I bought mine.

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Hi Mike. I just went online looking for the NuTone QTRN110. This is a fan only and I need a combination one (Heater/Fan/Light). Since I am building 2 new bathrooms in my basement, I decided to go with the combination one and save all the time/money/work involved in installing each separated. (The fan is more expensive, but if I take in consideration all the above, I think in the long run it will be cheaper) (and if not, at least more convenient) .
Comparing the specs only, it looks like the NuTone/Broan and Panasonic are fine. I tend to go with the Air Zone because:
1- Cheaper
2- Quieter
3- 4" ducting compare with 6" the others
4- More compact
5- 90 CFM (110 is overkilling for my bathrooms)
The only problem is that i googled it and did not succeed to find the manufacturer, no reviews, feedback, nothing, so unless I hear from people who are using it and recommending, I will go with the more expensive one.
I appreciate your input and help. Thanks. Saul


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