Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 50
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Lasted 8 years!
Bought 2 of these 8 years ago because I planned on using both in different gable vents. I live in Las vegas. Attic temperatures are easily over 140F. Given the quality of most appliances these days I would say that 8 years is pretty good given how much this fan had to run. Some days it was on for 16-18hrs for 7-8 months of the year. The fan always did make a little more noise than I would have liked but I knew to mount on rubber bushings but chose to directly lag it to framing members.
Glad I never used the other exhaust fan because now I need it. Just dreading going in the attic because it is summer time and even at night it is well over 100F up there. It is even possible that the thermostat has gone out and the motor is still good? Guess I will find out after I climb in there! I recommend the fan.
June 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fuzzy works great!
We bought this house in 1993. In the summer we never went to the liveable attic, because it was too hot.
The house is a 2 1/2 story house built in 1902 and never had a gable or roof vents. We have been working on the exterior of the house this year and installed this Broan gable vent. We now use the attic in the summer months and enjoy the extra space. I mounted the fan to 3/4 inch plywood with a 15 inch diameter hole cut in it, I screwed it over the gable vent and ran a kill switch to the room below it, which was our bedroom. We hardly hear it at night, we have traffic going by, train whistles, and our room a.c.unit. If we wanted a motor we couldn't hear, we would have purchased one with a smaller motor and less powerful
We love it and have already told our friends about it! .
May 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Whatshisname Attic fan purchase
Since I must write at least 50 characters I will do so in explaining that I have not actually installed the product yet as the attic is 120 degrees except early in the morning but I am planning to shortly get it done. I am impressed with the quality of the fan in comparison to the one it is replacing and am quite sure it will serve me well.
June 7, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DT Poorly packaged
Very poorly packaged...fan shell distorted and fan blades were hitting outer fan shell. Had to
bend shell back into shape. I should have taken it back to the store, but I fixed myself to
avoid further delay.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by surferdude great product; wonderful results
The installation of this product was straight forward. Mounting it on a 3/4 inch piece of plywood nailed on the gable wall created a great seal. Although you can hear the fan from outside the house, it is not too bad in the room directly under it. A kill switch was wired into the circuit and placed inside the closet of the room directly below the fan. However, my wife doesn't find the fan noise disturbing and she noticed a marked difference in the temperature of the house after the fan was installed. This product performs as advertised.
July 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LaMesaRealEstate Not sure if fan works and wish the instructions were a little more detailed
I think this fan is good, however the instructions were not clear to me about how to operate. The fan kept staying on once we installed it, however I think if you turn the knob all the way it will stay on automatically. I think if you turn the knob a little bit past that, it will start to use the thermostat mode. It is not above 70 degrees now, so I will have to wait until the weather warms up to see if it will start working automatically.
December 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joroco How I Installed the Hot Air Remover in the Attic
After noticing the 15 year old home we purchased and moved into in Virginia had no attic exhaust system, and being involved in multi-tasking to the eyeballs for over 90 days in home move-in chores, I first contacted local professional a.c. and handy-folk and the quotes I got made me wish I had not retired.
By cruising the Home Depot array of products in the store near us and reading the available reviews on-line, including additional units which are not carried in the local store, I picked out one of the Broan products, a 1600 CFM Gable Mount fan with thermostat and used the advice I saw in other reviews on-line at the Home Depot website for install tips.
The unit is up and working quite well. Although it can be heard while standing on our side driveway, it is not what I would call noisy and even in the room below the attic, an upstairs guest bedroom, the noise level, though noticeable, is nothing more than white noise IMO. That said, I did install a switch for shutting the fan off in the event of a maintenance issue or a guest concern. I did use a plywood backer board onto which the fan is mounted via the included metal brackets after I cut the hole to fit the 15" diameter sheet metal shroud around the fan and I did use foam insulation on the face of the mounting to absorb the limited vibration I noted and I used silicone sealant in the open spaces between my hole-cut and the metal fan shroud. I mounted the board with fan attached right behind and existing louvered gable screened opening high in the exterior wall at the eve.
Last evening after a warm day, I went up the stairs to the attic to check the temperature around 10 p.m. and and the air temperature in the attic was just about equal to the lowering outside temperature. The ventilator fan had already shut off via the thermostat control.
This purchase was made through the aegis of the Home Depot website, with pickup at an HD not far away in less than a week. My wife even obtained help from a customer service agent in Atlanta in combining this purchase with another which is a back order in order to receive a new resident discount. She/we could not have been happier with this little transaction.
We are regular customers of our Home Depot.
August 28, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ed Atic fan
The fan came with only 3 of the 4 mounting brackets, but the electrician installed it anyway. The thermostat was not working, so he used the old one on the fan that was being replaced. The fan is now working but at a fairly high noise level. Have received the missing bracket and thermostat from Home Depot, but have not installed them yet since it is extremely difficult to access the fan in the attic due to the tight space and insulation.
September 22, 2015