Broan QTX110HL Review

Having adequate lighting and heat in a bathroom are two necessities, both of which are provided with the Broan QTX110HL. this is a wall or window installed device that not only has a built-in fan, for removing steam after a hot shower or bath, but there is a built-in heater and light. This way, you don’t need to fumble around in the morning for the light switch, and all the controls are available in one, centralized location, so you are able to have light, heat, and a fan, all with the simple press of a button.

The Broan QTX110HL Ultra Silent Series Bath Fan with Heater and Light runs in almost complete silence, due to the .9 Sones and 110 CFM fan. This allows you to stay quiet and not wake anywhere else in the house when a little heat is required upon entering the bathroom. The equipment does have an impressive 1500 watt heater, allowing you to heat bathrooms with square footage of up to 100 feet (which is rather large for most bathrooms). The equipment directly plugs into a local power outlet, so very little installation is necessary, and due to its light weight, you don’t have to be a professional bodybuilder in order to place the equipment into the wall or window.

Pros & Cons

The Broan QTX110HL is perfect for anyone looking to cut down on their electric bills. The bathroom is often the coldest place in the house, and you don’t want to fire up the entire central heating system in order to just warm up the bathroom. This is a waste of money, and does become rather expensive when this is done every morning, day in and day out. On top of this, there is a built in light, so you are always able to see what you are doing in the bathroom, without trying to find where the lighting switch is. If the window or wall opening is near the shower, you can control the heater, fan or light directly from the shower, without ever stepping out of the hot water. Plus, the near whisper quiet fan ensures everyone in the house stays asleep while you are preparing for work. Of course, there is less white noise to cover up your singing in the shower though, so take that into consideration before you decide to belt out the latest show tune. The Broan QTX110HL is rated well, with an individual known as Christine E. Thomas “grovel” stating “This is the perfect way to have a toasty bathroom without heating the entire house. And it can be quite warm, too. Reduces condensation as well as the room surfaces are warm. Got one in every bathroom.”

There are a few cons with the Broan QTX110HL, so make sure you take into consideration both the good and the bad, when deciding to go out and purchase the Broan equipment. To start, if your bathroom is extremely large, The Broan QTX110HL is not going to be large enough to heat up the room, so you need to look for another device. Plus, if you don’t have a window or wall opening, it is not possible to install the equipment. The entire package does weight 20 pounds, so if you are unable to lift this to your chest or overhead, additional help is required to install the equipment. The hardware is also not designed for rooms outside of the bathroom, so if additional heat is required in other rooms in the house, a different heater is necessary.

When looking for the very best in bathroom heating, the Broan equipment may be just what you are looking for. With not only a built in heater, but light and ban, you’ll always have a toasty warm bathroom, no matter when you decide to take a shower. Plug, the rather light weight makes it easy to install, as long as you have a window or local wall opening to place the heater in. It also is perfect for cutting down your heating bill, as you don’t have to fire up the entire central system. For the very best in bathroom heating, purchasing the Broan QTX110HL is the best purchase you can make.

Panasonic FV-05VFM2 Low Profile Ceiling Mounted Fan

As almost every Panasonic  review points out, this Low Profile Ceiling Mounted Fan is so quiet that you may even forget it is switched on!

Panasonic FV-05VFM2 Low Profile Ceiling Mounted Fan

The FV-05VFM2 WhisperFit 50 CFM Low Profile Ceiling Mounted Fan is part of the Panasonic ‘WhisperFit’ series of ceiling-mounted fans, which offer a high-performance air conditioning system that is quiet, smooth and trouble-free. Panasonic is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of air conditioning units, with decades of experience in providing air conditioning solutions for homes, places of work and other environments. With Panasonic, you can be certain that you are purchasing a quality unit that will continue to provide outstanding performance for years to come.

Manufactured to fit 2×6″ joists or larger, the fan is effective and unobtrusive. Like all Panasonic products, it offers outstanding build quality – the unit is sturdy and hard-wearing. Its motors and other internal components have perpetual lubrication, which will slow the pace of wear and give your ceiling fan a longer lifespan, so you will not have to replace it as frequently as other fans. Its dolphin-shaped blades are driven by a capacitor motor designed to have an extended service life and low energy consumption levels. It is also one of the safest units available, incorporating a thermal cutoff in the event of an emergency. Panasonic fans and air conditioning units do not create excessive heat, as is the case with recessed fan units. Its highly efficient, cool-running motors are among the best available, designed to operate at cooler temperatures, giving a longer life to the internal components.

The fan includes an optional 3″ adaptor for environments which require a smaller duct. The condenser motor of the FV-05VFM2 is completely enclosed, and it features a double-suction blower wheel which moves air briskly and quietly. Customers remarks show how unobtrusive and discrete this fan is. Much quieter than the rest of its competitors, the FV-05VFM2 can be installed in any room or environment in need of improved ventilation and temperature control.

Pros:

  • Panasonic WhisperFit fans are designed to be discrete, so you will not be disturbed by noise when it is in motion.
  • Covered by a manufacturer warranty of 3 years after the date of purchase, for your peace of mind.
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Much less expensive than fans of equal power

Cons:

  • So quiet that you may not even realize it is switched on!
  • Wire nuts not included
  • Larger than other ceiling fans of 50CFM
  • The low profile requires at least 2×6 framing depth
  • Installation instructions may appear complicated at first glance