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Old 01-09-2010, 06:57 PM   #1
 
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I have three ceiling units in both bathrooms; a seperate unit for fan, one for light, and one for heat all with seperate switches/controls. These were installed in 1970's and are now quitting. Should I replace each separately as they expire or buy a combination unit such as a light and heater together, or light, heater, fan, etc. I would then have to redo the ceiling when units are taken down. How do I judge a heater or unit that is a 4" duct, etc. Broan, Natulius, and other makers offer some based on duct size. Right now, I have heater problems in both which is controlled by a thermostat. Thanks very much for help.
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Most of the combo heat/vent/light units require their own circuit. You could replace the separate unit IF the circuit was only for those units or you would need to run a new circuit. With 2 bathrooms you would need two circuits.
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I have three ceiling units in both bathrooms; a seperate unit for fan, one for light, and one for heat all with seperate switches/controls. These were installed in 1970's and are now quitting. Should I replace each separately as they expire or buy a combination unit such as a light and heater together, or light, heater, fan, etc. I would then have to redo the ceiling when units are taken down. How do I judge a heater or unit that is a 4" duct, etc. Broan, Natulius, and other makers offer some based on duct size. Right now, I have heater problems in both which is controlled by a thermostat. Thanks very much for help.
The advice from here is to replace the present, separate units with a combination unit for each bathroom. I had very good experience with a combo unit and a combination (triple) switch. Meanwhile, some of the problems you are having with the heat could be traced to the thermostat, which, in the very short run, could be replaced.!
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