This 80 CFM and 0.8 sones bathroom exhaust fan is quiet, vents well, dimmable and looks great. I like the sleek round design. I finally decided to upgrade the old Pana$ exhaust fan that was getting noisy. This NuTone exhaust fan is great! Enough suction remove all the moisture and smells from the a 8 x10 bathroom. The LED lights are a nice touch and provide even and bright illumination.
The installation was not difficult at all. I checked all the measurements beforehand, so I knew it would fit without me needing to cut into the ceiling. The opening needs to be 10.5” x 9.75” and the air duct is 4”. The exhaust hose is sold separately. Since I was doing a retrofit, I had to fold over the “ears” flush against the box/frame of the exhaust fan. The blower itself needed to be removed so I could screw the box-frame to the joist. After it was secured, I reconnected the duct to the hose and reinstalled the blower. The wiring diagram was fairly simple to follow and I installed my light separate from the fan on two switches. The switches are sold separately. I got a On/Off switch for the light and a timer for the fan.
I like the efficiency of the LEDs, brighter, dimmable and doesn’t heat up. The light is rated at 16 watts and 1,100 lumens, which is around the equivalent of a 100w bulb in brightness. The color temp is 3,500K which is closer to a warm white. Overall, this is a nice exhaust fan. I can certainly recommend it to anyone doing a retrofit since no attic access is needed.
Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish
NUTONE ROOMSIDE SERIES DECORATIVE WHITE 80 CFM CEILING BATHROOM EXHAUST FAN WITH ROUND LED PANEL AND BEVELED FRAME ENERGY STAR RATED.
As a professional electrician I've installed hundreds of exhaust fans and this roomside design is a God send. No more crawling into tight attic spaces. Nice design with a 80 cfm fan which is great for small to midsize bathrooms.
Pros: Easy to Install, High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish
Good, not great. I really wanted to love this light/fan, and I do love the installed look, but it leaves a lot to be desired. It's not one major issue, it's a death by a thousand cuts. The included damper isn't balanced very well and the plastic flap has a tendency to bounce open and closed and create a banging noise... especially during windy days. The fan has this big capacitor or battery pack hanging inside. It's not tucked away anywhere, got in the way during installed and bangs around when the fan is spinning. I had to reopen everything and zip tie it out of the way. I did like the flush/slim profile and the opening for the fan to suck in air. Noise is about what I would expect from a fan this size and it moves enough air to de-fog the bathroom mirror during a shower. The instructions leave a lot to be desired and the overall budget feels value engineered. If you're in a pinch, it's not a bad fan, but I would suggest shopping around to see what else is out there.
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Response from NuToneCustomerSupportJuly 20, 2020
Thank you for sharing your experience with the AERN80LWH model. We are sorry to hear you are not completely happy with this unit. There should not have been any unsecured part in the housing. Please contact our Technical Team directly at 888-336-6151 for assistance. The Technical Team is available from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM CST, Monday-Friday and we look forward to assisting you.
It’s very easy to install if you’re replacing an existing fan as long as the opening can accommodate the needed 10-1/2 by 9-3/4 this one needs. The entire replacement it’s done from the inside so there is no need to have attic access. The instructions are very clear with illustration and easy to understand. The light is kind of night but it’s dimmable and there are no light bulbs to replace since these are integrated LED which should last for many years.
Pros: Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design, Stylish
This is a nice bathroom exhaust fan/light.
It comes with instructions and hardware to install the fan. Two parts (housing brackets) were missing, but they weren't needed to complete the installation.
The directions were somewhat easy to follow. You may need wire connection parts if you aren't replacing an existing fan. I was still able to install the fan without issues.
To note, you need to attach the light assembly into the plastic body of the fan housing with wood screws, which seems unusual but that is what is in the directions. Also, I needed to buy a 4"-to-3" reducer to attach the fan exhaust port to the existing exhaust vent pipe.
The fan and light assembly are made with quality materials. It looks nice after installation. The paint on the light housing is smooth and even. The LED light is bright and the fan is quiet.
My expectations have been exceeded.
Pros: Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design
Ok. I love the look of this exhaust. I have been wanting an upgrade over the builder install in my bathroom, but I should have researched what I truly needed. My home was built in the early 00’s and has a standard exhaust fan installed. I wanted to install this in my master bathroom on the second floor. I wanted it for the toilet which is like a closet with in my master bathroom because the toilet is kept separate. So it is a very small room with a very high ceiling. Even when standing on the next to last step of my ladder it was hard to reach up to remove my old fan. So maybe if I had a taller ladder it would have been a little easier to install. The next thing I realized is that my old fan and the new fan are not the same size and I would need a drywall saw to cut a hole in my ceiling for it to fit. Fortunately the box that the new fan comes in has a template on the box that you can cut out and trace on your ceiling so that you can easily cut the size that you need. However I did not feel comfortable as a 5 foot tall woman to stand on top of my ladder to reach my 10 foot tall ceilings and cut into it. Now that I’ve removed my old fan, I can’t even put it back because I’m too short! So I am going to have to hire someone to install it for me and see if it is a good fit for me. However this exhaust fan has a lot of nice features it’s stylish and I love the design it’s just not an easy install for a novice person like me.
Pros: Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Sturdy
Many people aware their bathroom mostly found mildew on their tub or shower wall, sometime bad smell or dull gas , because the bathroom without proper ventialation. Even you have window open. Set up a ventilation fan is one of the best way to solve out those problem. Nutone introduce this newly bathroom exhaust fan with LED light built together at a affordable price, that is is good for you to plan to install one in your bathroom. Materialize, the housing is made by galvanized sheet metal and the vent fan is made of plastic. I think it using plastic to lower the weight to cut down weight loading to the motor. Size is good with freely square openned vent hole on the housing, which is well match for 80 CFM given out. A plastic exhuast spout is included for you can connect the vent to exhaust pipe. for energy save, a LED white shaped light is attached together for you can get both ventilation of the air and light for lights up your bathroom. Practically, that is good idea of the design. Safe the space and lesser your installation work if you install separately. I test the motor is running vey quiet and aair flow is freely smooth. Everything is fine and well bulit. Plus the price I'm happy with it. For installation, if you're other than a DIY, better you may hire a Pro to complete the installation for you. Lastly, make sure you have a lnlet vent on your bathroom door to let the fresh flow in.
Pros: Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Looks Great, Nice Design
Cons: you may need a pro for installation, plastic exhaust fan
My 25 year old exhaust fan stopped working. Our shower area is enclosed and steam builds up when taking a shower. This fan does an excellent job in clearing out the steam and moisture. The fan is surprisingly strong yet quiet. The light attachment hides the fan and provides a bright light. Only short coming is the wires are a bit short making it a bit of a challenge to connect to existing wiring. If only the wires were about 2 inches longer it would have been much easier to complete installation. The fan performs very well.
This NuTone bathroom exhaust fan is a great fan for a smaller bathroom (maximum 75 square feet). Most of my exhaust fans (including my range hood) are NuTone because the quality is great and they just don't break down! This particular bathroom exhaust fan has an LED light which can be replaced when it "burns out" by ordering that entire LED segment. The light and fan can be wired to work on one switch or can be wired separately. It's also Energy Star Certified. Fits within 2 x 6 construction and has four-point mounting directly to the joist.
I'm having this installed by my electrician but the bathroom is still gutted and waiting for drywall and plumbing. My daughter has this fan in her bathroom and it's very quiet (0.8 sones) and the light is a soft white color and is dimmable with the appropriate switch. The air volume is 80CFM which is sufficient for a small bathroom.
If you don't have attic access, this fan is perfect for you. This fan is not approved for over the shower or bathtub. Uses 4" ducts. Instructions for both new construction and retrofit mounting.
The look of this fan is great. It's round with a white cover and low profile. Does not take away from any other fixtures that you put in your bathroom.