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Old 01-28-2016, 12:54 PM   #1
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Ceiling Exhaust Bath Fan


Hello,

I would like to replace old bath fans in 2 bathrooms and 1 powder room in my townhouse. Fans work ok, but they produce a lot of noise and not very efficient.
I checked online and found the following most popular fans:

Panasonic WhisperCeiling Ceiling Mounted Fan 80 CFM - around $100 on Amazon.com;


Air King BFQ 90 High Performance Bath Fan, 90-CFM - around $35 on Amazon.com;


Delta Electronics BreezSlim 50 CFM Exhaust Fan - around $55 on Amazon.com;


NuTone QT Series Very Quiet 80 CFM Ceiling Exhaust Bath Fan - around $65 at HomeDepot;

Can you please give my your opinion which fan is better? Maybe you can recommend some other brand.

Thanks a lot.
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#1, Google "sizing bathroom fan" to figure out just how many CFM's you need for that area.
Want a quiet fan then check out the Sones. That's the sound level.
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Thanks a lot for your answer. But, in general, I was asking about quality. Which brand has better reputation. For example, I read number of complains that Panasonic fans stop working after 4-5 years.
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I've installed Nutones, Broans, and Panasonics over the years. Haven't had a callback from any of them. I consider them all good quality. Check the sone ratings like suggested by Joe. The newer fans I get are usually 1.5 or less. Lower the number, the more quiet they are. Make sure the venting is done properly, no plastic or foil accordion hose.
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Google "Fan tech fans" and take look at what they have to offer. If you really want quiet this is the way to go. Fan mounts in a remote area of the attic. Depending on your ventilation needs these fans come in various cfm ratings and sizes. All you have in your ceiling is a 4 or 6" ceiling vent and all you'll hear is a whisp of air when it's on. Good luck.
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