Offering a rare combination of high power and low noise, the very quiet Broan QT Series Fan/Light (model QTXE080FLT) moves air at 80 cubic feet per minute (CFM) while producing an ultra-quiet 0.3 sones of sound.
Energy Star-qualified fan/light with 80 CFM of power and just 0.3 sones of noise level (view larger
The QTXE080FLT comes with two energy efficient 18-watt GU24 fluorescent bulbs for 36 total watts of illumination, and its nightlight function (4-watt bulb not included) has the perfect glow to light a dark bathroom during a nighttime visit.
This fan's motor is engineered for continuous operation, and it is UL Listed for use over tub or shower with a GFCI circuit, meaning you can optimize ventilation effectiveness by locating your fan exactly where you need it the most. Other features include 6-inch ducting for superior performance and an adjustable hanger bar system for fast and flexible installation to fit all types of construction (anywhere between 16- to 24-inch on-center joists). The grille measures 13-3/8 x 14-1/4 inches, while the housing measures 10-1/2 x 11-3/8 x 7-5/8 inches.
Thanks to its quiet operation, you'll barely notice this fan... except, of course, when you need just the right amount of ventilation and light at the touch of a switch. You can control this fan's operation through a choice of Broan wall control models (available separately):
65W, 65V, 66W, 66V, 67W, 67V, 685WL, 685VL, 62W, 62V
Lower Sones, More Power
The Broan QT Series provides very low operating noise levels — most under one sone. However, quiet operation doesn't mean you have to sacrifice powerful operation. The QT Series is one of Broan's best when it comes to maintaining strong airflow in real world installations. Whether you choose a bath fan, a fan/light, or a combination heater/fan/light, Broan has a perfect solution for every room.
QTXE080FLT Ultra Silent Bath Fan/Light
At a Glance
- 80 CFM quickly reduces humidity to prevent or eliminate fogged mirrors and manage moisture in bathrooms up to 75 square feet
- Produces an ultra-quiet 0.3-sone level of sound
- Includes two energy efficient 18-watt fluorescent bulbs
- Nightlight function (bulb not included)
- Permanently lubricated motor engineered for continuous operation
- Adjustable hanger bar system for fast and flexible installation
- Energy Star certified
- 1-year limited warranty
Energy efficient lighting with nightlight function (view larger
Considerations When Choosing a Home Ventilation System
Homes are now built much more efficiently than they once were, making them far less costly to heat and air condition. That said, having proper ventilation throughout the home is now imperative in order to provide a safe and comfortable living environment. Broan ventilation fans provide the best solutions to ensure that contaminants are constantly removed from the indoors.
Eliminating excess moisture keeps your home dry and comfortable and can help avoid mold and mildew. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) "outgas" from construction materials such as plywood, carpet, fabric, paint, adhesive, insulation, and other common items. Allergens, dust, cooking vapor, and what the kids bring home from school are more reasons why good ventilation is critical.
Sones measure the "sound level" of your fan
A sone is a measurement of sound in terms of comfortable hearing level for an average listener. The lower the sone value, the more comfortable the environment. Sones are not decibels or volume, but rather how sound is "sensed." One sone is half as loud as two sones, and is equivalent to a quiet refrigerator.
Calculate the air movement necessary for proper ventilation
Air movement is measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM). To determine CFM requirements, first determine the size of your room. Measure and multiply the length, width and ceiling height of your room to determine cubic footage. Then use the multiplication factor of .13 and round up to the next "ten." Here are three examples:
Example 1: Bathroom with 8' ceiling: 7' wide x 9' long x 8' high x .13 = 66. Select a bath fan with at least 70 CFM.
Example 2: Bathroom with 9' ceiling: 10' wide x 9' long x 9' high x .13 = 105. Select a bath fan with at least 110 CFM.
Example 3: For a bathroom with a vaulted ceiling, use the average ceiling height at the wall and the peak: 8' wide x 12' long x ((8' at wall + 12' at peak) / 2 = 10') average height x .13 = 125. Select a fan (or fans) with at least 130 CFM.
In 1932, Henry Broan developed and manufactured a kitchen fan called the Motordor Fan that provided quiet and efficient kitchen ventilation. Today, Broan-NuTone leads the industry with forward-thinking residential ventilation products, customized climate, communications and storage solutions and superior customer service. The Broan brand focuses on range hoods, ventilation fans, heater/fan/light combination units, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) fresh air systems, built-in heaters, whole-house fans, attic ventilators and trash compactors, while the NuTone brand offers door chimes, central vacuum systems, stereo intercom systems, medicine cabinets, ironing centers, ceiling fans and ventilation fans.