Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 36
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Krakatoa Too noisy and light dimmer incompatable with LED bulbs
Be ready to straighten out any dents from shipping, but the thin metal will bend back into shape easily.
Installation was easy and it fit the space well, no binding or big gaps. The bad news is that the fan is very loud except in the low RPMs. And it's not just the fan causing all the noise. The motor itself has a very noticeable 60Hz buzz. What really bothers me is that the light switch meant to give two lighting
levels is incompatible with modern LED bulbs. The light flickers for a bit then goes out completely for a fraction of a second, then begins flickering again. With the super loud fan and the strobe light effect I
feel like I installed a discotech in my kitchen.
September 17, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by NANO Could be happier.
I would have liked two filters instead of the one [should have checked] also do not like the flimsy plastic light bulb cover.
March 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dave it works great
looks good, runs good, the motor is a little at high speed but I am satisfied
June 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pearlsport GEAT HOOD. UPPER LEVEL FEATURES AT LOW PRICE
Did some research on range hoods as it was time to retire my old "entry level" one. This NuTone ACS30WW caught my eye on several levels. It has a dual position light switch so you can have bright when cooking, or low for just kitchen night light. Also, the fan has infinite speed adjustment instead of one or two speeds. And, it's 3-way convertible; rectangle 3" x 10" vented, 7" round vented, or non-vented. If you "non-vent" then you need to buy the charcoal filter instead of the mesh filter it comes with. With the 7" round venting you will need to purchase a separate damper if you want or need one, but it comes with the damper for the rectangular venting.
I am pretty handy, so I tackled this job myself (first time). You should have a helper to do the install as it's awkward otherwise. Instructions are pretty clear and it came with everything you needed (except as noted above). Removal of the old one and installation of the new one was pretty straight forward. For a first timer, it took about 2 ½ hours to remove old and install new. Probably wouldn't have taken that long if I hadn't needed to make some modifications to the mounting area to correct the bad original installation!
It fit perfect and works and looks great. It's not the quietest fan (on full speed) as top of the line range hoods, nor is it the noisiest (like my old one). But you can adjust the fan speed anywhere you want it. It looks great, works great and hopefully will last for years come. And the price was great for a range hood with these features.
May 19, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Harrison Unsatisfactory
First of all, the fan doesn't exhaust very well. Secondly, it is very noisy at any useful speed, third, the lamp cover is too narrow, tabs don't fit the sheet metal slots, finally, the sculpted top doesn't fit flush against the cabinet, leaving a 1/4 in. gap at the center.
August 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LRSD Works great
Already reviewed, this fan, just uploading a photo
February 17, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BContractor Overpriced
Not a lot of difference between this and the $42.99 hood, certainly not worth 2 1/2 times as much. Bought this because I needed a hood immediately for a job and Home Depot was out of the other, cheaper hood.
Needed a recirc type hood, which is what this one is, but Nutone couldn't even throw in a charcoal filter (which is what's needed on hoods used for recirculating exhaust air). The filters have to be bought separately. And Home Depot doesn't stock the charcoal filters, they have to be ordered.
Not a good value for $120, and now I have to chase down a filter, which should have been included in the first place, considering the price.
Will not buy this again.
May 29, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JWrose Do not recommend
The range hood fan is extremely loud even on low. We had to order a filter on line in order to use it without
venting. They did not carry them at Home Depot where we purchased the hood. The light worked well.
May 24, 2015