Rated 2.9 out of 5Â by 14
Rated 1 out of 5Â by KoldeOne Too noisy, rattles
We did a major bathroom remodel a few years ago and the contractor bought this model because it fit in the existing cut out over the shower. Unfortunately, it was a step backward in terms of noise level. The fan is very loud and the glass cover rattles, at times sounding like a machine gun. We've tried foam and other adjustments, but they all prove temporary. The cut-out size is unique, making replacement with another fan difficult. It does do its job though. Wish they made a quieter model.
March 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Suzie Noisy
I chose the fan for its looks and decibel level. It is much louder than I had hoped. My contractor had difficulties installing the fan and getting it flush with the ceiling. The 1/4" gap between the fan and ceiling may be why it's louder than advertised.
May 14, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Andmstrong Noisy, fan wheel design flaw
We built our house in 2007, with one of these in each of two bathrooms. Both are pretty loud for fans. About a year ago the main bathroom fan started making a lot more noise, and when I took it apart, found that the little plastic clip that holds the fan wheel on the spindle was just gone, leaving the fan wheel to move up or down as it wanted to, and it eventually dropped low enough that it jammed. Now the second unit has done the same thing. Well out of warranty, but these things really should last longer.
January 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by indyjr Lens removes too much light
This is a good product that would be better if the lens wasn't so opaque. With the lens on, our bathroom is dark and with the lens off, plenty of light is emitted but the unit obviously looks bad. The max 100watt bulb is very limiting.
November 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Dennis When it works it great but when it doesn't!
No overall complaints with the unit as it has been running for a few years. It became noisy recently and apparently a sign of malfunctioning. It looks good cosmetically in the bathroom and pulling the dwon the cover isn't difficult but the spring loaded sides can become a problem with tension on the frame.
Although it's rated as a 100cfm it seems that optimum ST is 90sf. We have 97sf and one wouldn't think it would be a problem but steamed mirrors and mildew growth indicates otherwise. It could be the blower wheel or motor but the overall quaility & reliability seems to be average..
October 4, 2012