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Roomside Series Heavy Duty 80 CFM Ceiling Roomside Installation Bathroom Exhaust Fan

  • NuTone heavy duty exhaust fan with durable metal grille
  • Powerful enough for rooms (including bathroom) up to 75 sq. ft.
  • Easy to install new / replace existing product from the roomside
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The NuTone InVent Series Heavy Duty 80 CFM Ceiling Exhaust Bath Fan with Metal Grille offers easy, room-side installation with no attic access required. The ceiling-mounted ventilation fan features foldable mounting ears and an EZ Duct connector for no-hassle installation. New duct-damper technology provides a tighter seal, resulting in reduced warm and cold air backdrafts from the rafters above. The fan exhausts air at 80 CFM and operates quietly at 2 sones, providing moisture management for rooms up to 75 sq. ft. A white metal grille provides an elegant transition from fixture to ceiling and keeps out debris.
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  • 80 CFM, effective ventilation to remove moisture and reduce the risk of mold or mildew in most full baths
  • 2.0 sones for quiet performance , enough sound to know your fan is on
  • Retrofit installations can be done entirely from the room-side, no attic access required, this means a faster, easier installation
  • EzDuct connector can be installed from the room side, with no attic access required
  • TrueSeal Damper technology reduces air leakage up to 50%
  • SnapFit Flange Kit offers flexible installation for new construction or retrofit upgrades
  • Foldable mounting ears allow for easy installation in both new construction and room-side replacement applications
  • UL listed for use over a bathtub or shower when connected to a GFCI-protected branch circuit
  • Powerful enough for rooms up to 75 sq. ft.
  • White metal grille coordinates with any interior decor and provides a pleasant transition from fixture to ceiling
  • Corrosion resistant galvanized steel housing stands up to moisture
  • Permanently lubricated AC motor engineered for continuous operation
  • For any questions regarding product features, installation, or specifications, please call our Technical Services Dept. at 800-637-1453, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm EST.
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Air Volume (CFM)808011080
Fan Sound Level (Sones)
Housing Width (in.)11.375101010
Housing Length (in.)
Maximum Room Size (sq. ft.)7075105100
FeaturesNo Additional FeaturesRoomside InstallationRoomside InstallationRoomside Installation
Installation TypeCeiling,WallCeiling,WallCeiling,WallCeiling,Wall
Grill ShapeRectangleRectangleRectangleRectangle
IncludedNo Additional Items IncludedNo Additional Items IncludedNo Additional Items IncludedNo Additional Items Included
Mount TypeFlush MountFlush MountRecessedRecessed
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Air Volume (CFM)
Amperage (amps)
Duct Compatible Sizes
4 in
Fan Sound Level (Sones)
Roomside Installation
Grill Shape
Housing Material
Galvanized Steel
No Additional Items Included
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Maximum Room Size (sq. ft.)
Mount Type
Flush Mount
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Room Size
Small Room Fan
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Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
HVI Certified,UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year limited

Questions & Answers


Can this fan be covered with something on the outside after it's mounted? This fan was just inst...

Asked by Suzy February 1, 2019


Can I wire this to run backwards?

Asked by Maintenanceman December 4, 2018

Fan will not run backwards

Can the fan be installed over a shower stall with proper GFI protection from the power panel?

Asked by Butterfly November 28, 2018

Yes. This product is rated for wet locations.

I bought this and condensate builds up and drips on the floor. Help!

Asked by Josh November 14, 2018

It shold not drip, Unless there is variation of temperature

Can this fit directly into the housing for the older NuTone model HD80NT-A?

Asked by NeatNick September 3, 2018

I think it is 9 Inches wide

Can this be used to replace a fan in downstairs 1/2 bath that does not vent outside? It's a powde...

Asked by NotTodaySatan December 9, 2017

Technically yes. However, the directions emphasize the importance of venting to the outside of a structure.

Is this Energy Star Certified? I do not see it listed.

Asked by KathyP October 3, 2017


My biggest concern is steam buildup in bathroom. How effective is this for 1/2 hour showers??

Asked by kw June 20, 2017


What does it mean by continuous run? The box display says 'continuous run'. Does this imply that ...

Asked by Frank June 9, 2017

Basically the fan features a heavy-duty motor, or 24/7 continuous operation.. in other words it a heavy'duty fan which will last a long time.

Can this exhaust fan be installed on a sheet rock wall of a skylight venting to an attic?

Asked by Ed January 9, 2017

Yes, as long as you have the structural support. For example, a frame.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.4
    out of 57 reviews
  • 92% recommend this product
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Nice and quite
Nice and quite
by Kk
This quality bathroom vent fan is a wonderful upgrade to many older bath fans, as mine was. The squirrel cage fan is much quieter and more durable than most previous designs. It was a breeze to install even with cutting the ceiling to a larger opening and removing the old smaller fan. Just measure carefully before cutting. I spent more time vacuuming up the drywall dust and old insulation than the actual installation. The installation instructions are easy to understand. My installation went very well and the design of the metal housing is very good. Of particular note on this fan is the metal grill; much more durable than most models with a plastic grill. And of course, if you do not want white on the grill, being made of heavy gauge metal makes it easy to scuff sand and paint any color you choose. This is a very good fan.
good product
Overall, I'm pleased with this NuTone ARN80HD ventilation fan. It is a well built, heavy-duty version of the average market fan with no real innovations apparent beside of squirrel cage fan and a metal grille. It has a solid construction and a strong quiet fan. With that said I'm wary pleased with this fan. Two thing, the black baffle adapter connecting the fan to its vent pipe was made poorly and it do not close completely to prevent from backdraft and painted grille make sure to not scratch it will rust. The installation was straightforward and easy only I have to widen out the old opening and since my old fan was 3 inches went I have to buy reduction in order to connect to went line. It features a more efficient ABS plastic squirrel cage fan blade and a fully enclosed motor with decent bearings. It should last a long time without any attention, other than cleaning the squirrel cage. The motor and the squirrel cage blade can justify the premium price over similar cheaper models.
by frljo1
6 people found this helpful
Really quiet bathroom fan with a metal grill
I have always bought either Panasonic of Broan bathroom fans. This Nutone fan is really, really quiet. It is actually quieter than my Panasonic FV-10VS3 (Home Depot Model # FV-10VS3E ) which is rated a 1 sone. I uploaded a quick video clip so you could hear it. It is the first bathroom fan that has a metal grill. All the other fans I have had had plastic, grills which ironically I like better for a bathroom. Might sound crazy, since metal is more durable than plastic, but.. I think plastic is easier to clean, the paint will not chip, and if you are installing in a tiled shower, they tend to contour better than a metal one. I am also concerned about it rusting. I am happy with this fan and maybe it will convert me to metal grills!
by Franztini
2 people found this helpful
Several Notches Above Builder Grade
This is the third Invent Series fan that I have installed as I replace all the bathroom fans in the house over time. They are well built with a real squirrel cage blower wheel and are easy to install if you just follow instructions. There have been some issues with getting the old fans out but that gets resolved with a little work. Be sure to take the grill off your old fan and determine where the outlet is for duct connection. Also use a stud finder to determine where the fan will be attached and make sure that this fan won't be too close to the wall or crown molding when you might the required 10-1/2 x 9-3/4 inch cutout. Once you have the grill removed you can also generally tell whether the old fan had a 3 or 4" duct by the size of the outlet on the existing unit. I am accustomed to seeing mostly plastic grills on bathroom fans but this one seems like a welcome change with its metal grille. Be careful not to scratch the grill or you may end up with rust from humid air that will be removed from shower and tub areas. You will also want to check the breaker that controls the circuit where the fan is to make sure it is a GFI breaker if fan is anywhere near the shower like mine. I would budget about 90 minutes to install one of these units, which would include running into some issues removing the old fan and cleanup from cutting the drywall to a larger opening--even if you use a drop cloth like I did. While it isn't the absolute quietest fan on the market it is much quieter than the old fan and an acceptable sound level.
by engr4you
2 people found this helpful
The fan was not the exact size of the one I was replacing, so it took a little more effort, but all in all not hard at all. The actual blower motor easily comes out of the case for install, then just clips right in. The 4in outlet also was different than the old fan I had so I had to get an adaptor, but those are easy to find and cheap. The metal grate was a nice quality and had a nice finish.
by Vicguymn
1 person found this helpful
A Very Quiet Bath Exhaust Fan.
The NuTone ARN80HD InVent Series is really an easy to install bath exhaust fan. The Heavy Duty White 80 CFM Exhaust Bath Fan with Metal Grille offers easy, room side installation, with “No Attic Access Required”. Ceiling mounted ventilation fan features foldable mounting ears (from room side installation) and EZ Duct connector. The new duct damper technology provides a tighter seal, resulting in reduced warm and cold air back drafts. Nutone says that the fan operates at 80 CFM and 2.0 Sones. The sound is very low and quiet, about 35 to 40 dB when tested. The metal grill, which is the only thing that you see is well made with dipped paint. The Metal grille is 12"x 11", Housing is 9 1/4"W x 10" L x 5 3/4" D Over all a well made product, except the Back Draft Damper; which, if not handled delicately, can break off .
by SebastianUSA
3 people found this helpful
Good solid fan
When we remodeled our bathroom several years ago, the contractor, for some reason, opted for the cheaper, smaller, slower and louder NuTone model 695N exhaust fan. In all fairness, it has performed well for the past 5 or 6 years but it’s getting a little noisy and it was time for it to be replaced. Unfortunately, retrofitting the NuTone model ARN80HD to where the old 695N was installed was not just a simple swap out. The new fan housing is larger, in length, height and width. It also calls for a 4” air duct as opposed to the 3” air duct that the prior fan used. Fortunately, a 3” to 4” plastic adapter is readily available. (# 203626506) Ideally, I would install a new 4” duct but the attic space in not accessible. Provided that your current installation provides the required duct-work, this unit is designed so that there is no need to access the attic. The instructions (English & Spanish) are easy to follow and provide for both new installations and retrofitting existing installations. Only one side of the metal housing is specifically designed for mounting. Pre-drilled holes in the housing or tabs on each end of the housing are provided to do so. This *does* present the issue of having to plan carefully where and how you mount the housing to the ceiling joist. How the housing is mounted determines the direction of the exhaust port. You want to create the shortest, straightest path for the duct to exit the home. There is an optional hanger bracket kit (sold separately) for mounting between joists. IMO the overall installation can be tackled by the average DIY homeowner. As expected you’re working against gravity for most of the installation but once the hole is positioned and cut out the process goes by pretty quickly. 4 sheet metal screws are provided to secure the various elements of the fan. You’ll need two or three wood screws to secure the housing to the joist. New installations will also require 3 wire nuts. Operation of the ARN80HD fan is not silent but it is a lot quieter than our aging 695N. The unit comes with a 1-year limited warranty. A parts list sheet is also provided. I would recommend this product to others.
by Popanuge
1 person found this helpful
Great product! Quite too! Get one for yourself!
Great product! Quite too! Get one for yourself!
by Wally
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