Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 35
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Budd This is a revolutionary upgrade in HeaterVentLight units.
I am crazy impressed with the quietness of the exhaust fan which is isolated from the entire unit using nice rubber grommet style vibration isolators. The heater fan though, a second fan and motor, is not isolated. It is mounted directly to the housing. It does not get used nearly as much as the exhaust fan though especially in warmer climates.
This HVL looks good with its stylish light lens which is easily removable for all bulb changes. The new trick bayonet mount main lamps are so much easier and more secure than the old style screw in lamps that are easily dropped when unscrewing. A lot of thought and design went into this one.
I am a general contractor that does mainly remodels and I bought one for a bath remodel in my home. The only thing I would change is to replace the fluorescent spiral bulbs which are now outdated with warm LEDs. This may increase the cost of the unit a bit but I think it worth the slight increase.
I also would put a flexible seal along the cover upper edge where it contacts the ceiling. This would prevent light leaks on slightly irregular ceiling surfaces. It is a minor thing but it doesn't look good in my home and may not look good in a customers home.
April 21, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by knitter this product has not lived up to my expectations
originally purchased this unit about 15 yrs ago..the heater worked well for 9 or 10 years and then has given up no end of trouble..We replaced the heating unit three times, the most recent replacement was in april of this year, and again it is no longer working..when the heater works it does a great job, but it is hard to understand why the unit burns out so frequently..
December 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by fred works great! with what i paid for it you think they could of spared more wire with the unit to wire it up.
works great! withwhat i paid for it you think they could of spared more wirewith the unitto wire it up
January 19, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ColdBlooded Trouble In Paradise
I am only giving this product a low score because in less than 1 year after installation, about 1 year & 1 week after I picked up from HD, the heating element quit (like about 15 minutes before I started writing this review). It is something I have come to depend on and while I'd read that some elements died after a few years, I never expected it to quit this quickly.
Otherwise, I love this product, the fan clears the bathroom rather quickly and has been instrumental in keeping the mold from returning. The heater has been a blessing to just get the chill off, I rarely keep it on for more than 5 minutes and it has warmed up the bathroom nicely. The dual lights are each perfect for different times in the middle of the night when needed.
Because I love this product, I will definitely be fixing the heating element, just disappointed it went out after a short time using it.
If you buy this product, buy the extra warranty, I didn't read the extended warranty rules, big mistake, HD warranty starts After the manufactures 1 year limited warranty expires and you're covered for 3 more years..
December 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Anne This was the perfect choice for our bathroom.
This was the perfect choice for our bathroom. We not only got a vent fan, but a night light and heat as well. We keep the up stairs temperature fairly low at night and the heat was so cozy when we showered, etc. It has been in service at least nine years and is used several times a day. I would highly recommend it.
July 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Demuremo New fan with heater
Installed by professional electrician who divided it into 4 switches: nightlight, overhead light, fan, and heater. When the main light has been on a while the fan starts up... don't know yet if this is to reduce heat build up from 2 light bulbs?
September 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kashy12 heating element not that great
I also had to replace my heating element after 5 years and had to pick up the cost of the heater and pay an electrician to install it. Otherwise happy with the product. I have to replace the grill, that broke after several openings to change the bulbs.
July 19, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DABSR Works well but heating element fails about every 2 years.
The fans are quite, move a fair amount air and the lighting is real good. I am very satisfied with the vent and lighting. I do not use the heater but the wife does and this is where the problem is. I cannot seem to get more than 2 years out of a heating element. Unit installed in Nov 2007. Heating element failed & replaced under warranty Nov 2009. Heating element replaced Jan 2012. Heating element replace Oct 2013. Cost is just a bit under $50 and is easy to replace. I cannot recommend this to someone looking for a bathroom light, vent and heater because of the heating element failure rate. Before you buy any unit check out the cost of replacement parts.
October 12, 2013