Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 38
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mudbug Do not buy
I bought 2 of these 5 years ago. With in the first year the heater went out on both of them. I had no idea where the receipt was so I went online and bought two heaters from amazon (cheap enough). When they came in I replaced them. After 2 more years the heat stopped working on one of them again. I got online to find replacements again and came across a website that talk about a problem with the fan that was causing heater failures. It also stated that if I called Nutone and gave them the serial number they would send you new heater and fan assembly. I called them up. Told them I had seen this website. They asked me for my serial number on both units. There response was YES these units have the problem you read about. They were very nice about it. They rushed me two new heater units, new fans and heaters in one assembly completely free. NO charge even for shipping, Now 2 years after I replaced the complete heat assemblies. I turned on the heat by accident, trying to turn on the light. I had a fire works show like you have never seen before coming out of my ceiling. The heat strips have burned out once again. These units are loud and unreliable. The heaters I took out to installed these Nutones, Were installed in 1986 and were still working when i decided to upgrade to these pieces of junk. I Wish I had never bought these things. Oh and I almost forgot. I have had to buy 2 replacement globs that cover the light bulbs because over time the plastic hardens and when you go to release the clip to open it, It just breaks. I am currently trying to glue the clip back on because I don't want to buy another one. Plus I will not fix the heater again. One last thing I should Point out. I am a Heating, Air Condition and Ventilation technician of over 25 years. So I know a thing or 2 about what I am doing.
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BrinLee Brilliant
I love the fact it has an exhaust, fan, light, and heater. It great on those chilly morning you can turn the heat on to knock the edge off.
June 14, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by junior Not bad, but exhaust connection is flimsy
The fan works fine... Exhaust connection is a joke. It needs to be taped on to stay in place. The grill is also held on by a center screw; so if your ceiling drywal is thicker it will not reach and you can't attach the grill.
June 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HammaMan AVOID THIS PRODUCT
As others have stated, the heating unit will not last very long. First one lasted about 18 months (only about 3 months was it cold enough to use), its replacement lasted 3 months, it's now spring time and when the cooler weather returns, I'm sure it will burn out again.
June 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYRemodeler Works nice but a couple cautions
I bought this for installation as part of an ongoing bath remodel in an older home
The unit is quieter than the other, older Nutone we have in another bath, but not by a real lot. That may have some to do with the fact that I had to engineer my own mounting system instead of using Nutone's. I do like the directed heat feature; very helpful in getting more heat to the floor rather than just near the ceiling as the older or cheaper units do.
As with all Nutone units, the light bulb is in a recessed housing, so if, like me, you are replacing a fixture that allowed the light to hang down farther for 360-degree light, you will not get as much room lighting as you had before. I was aware of this when I bought.
A couple notes for installers:
1.) I was surprised to find out Nutone does NOT include switches with its fans anymore. For nearly $200, I assumed I would get a switch like I did when I bought an $80 Nutone a few years back. Nope. I live in the country. This made necessary a 50-mile round trip to buy an $18 Broan Nutone P66W switch. Get yours while at the store. They are located next to the fans. Even though the Home Depot rep told me they had none when I called ahead, I found them quickly once in the store.
2.) This unit is not well engineered for new old work. In other words, if you are putting the unit in an older home's existing bath that did not have a light-heat-fan unit before, you may wind up figuring out your own mounting system rather than using the mounting arms included. Rather than use the mounting arms, I wound up mounting it with drywall screws through the housing to two boards that span the gap between ceiling joists in my old house. The mounting rails that are included attach to the sides and allow just 1/2" for drywall. They are designed for new work, and the instructions are all about new work. My ceiling was thicker than 1/2 inch. For old work, a unit suspended by the top or with mounting rails that are higher up on the sides may be desirable. (It would be very easy for Nutone to attach another pair of mounting slides near the top of the enclosure, above the existing ones to make the unit far more adaptable.)
3.) In old work, be aware that the unit requires a dedicated 20 amp circuit so be prepared to run one or have one installed. Make sure you have room to add a circuit breaker or have a spare fuse socket in your main box. Might as well plan it out and get your wire and materials while you are at the store if you plan to DIY it.
4.) It may be useful to run a good quality caulk around any gaps between the housing and the drywall after installation, especially if you have blown-in attic insulation (see photo). It helps with energy efficiency and keeps the insulation from migrating down into your cover.
July 26, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Fergie Heater Burns Out
Make sure you read long term reviews. Heater burns out soon after warranty expires!!!!!!!
April 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CK0445 This product works well
The installation of this heater/vent/light was fairly easy. It was installed in an unheated bathroom. The 765HL heater/vent has been a great replacement for the original wall heater (long since removed). Wiring of the heater and vent function is via a single pole double throw switch that is routed through a timer. This allows the user, a stroke patient, to make the selection of function without the fear of leaving the unit on unattended. The light is a LED bulb and is a good night light with low cost. The exhaust vent was routed to an outside vent and removes moisture from the bathroom rapidly and quietly.
July 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by nick Works great!
Although this is the most expensive unit home depot sells it is well worth the money. Quiet operation, great air movement, and the heater is excellent in the winter. Installation is simple.
December 8, 2015