|Item Weight||9 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||5.6 x 10.2 x 0.9 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||164|
|Assembled Height||0.88 inches|
|Assembled Length||5.63 inches|
|Assembled Width||10.25 inches|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Air Flow Capacity||70 CFM|
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Broan 164 Type IC Infrared Two-Bulb Ceiling Heater with 4-Inch Round Duct Connector, 250 Watt
- Stay warm and safe with this 70CFM 2Bulb heater/fan
- Heater transmits heat continuously
- Manufactured in China
- 70 CFM and 3.5-Sones
- Attractive white grille
- Two bulb Heater and fan with two function control available separately. 70 CFM and 3.5-Sones
- Bulb not included
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From the manufacturer
BROAN 162 Single-Bulb Infrared Heater/Fan
Broan offers the widest variety of ventilation fans in the industry. For the latest high-performance, Energy Star qualified solution to today’s green building requirements, or ultra-quiet operation for a comfortable environment, Broan offers stylish options to fit any situation.
Broan is committed to developing revolutionary products that improve the indoor environment as well as implementing procedures to preserve the outdoor environment. As the leader in residential ventilation, they will confidently meet your needs.
Broan 164 Type IC Infrared Heater/Fan, 250-Watts
Put the comfort you want right where it’s needed.
Built-in, wall or ceiling mounted electric heaters are a more efficient choice for taking the chill out of individual rooms than whole house heating. This characteristic makes electric wall or ceiling heaters ideal for heating small rooms for short periods of time, such as bathrooms or dressing areas.
Broan Bulb Heater/Fans and Bulb Heaters provide energy-saving warmth and instant comfort without ever having to touch a central thermostat. These units deliver superior performance and excellent ventilation in a compact package. Broan Heater/Fans provides excellent ventilation at a quiet 3.5-sones at 70-CFM, and will keep the bath free from steam or bathroom odors.
- Available in 1-Bulb (Broan Model #162) or 2-Bulb (Broan Model #164) units.
- Control operation with a choice of wall controls, available separately.
Safe & Energy Efficient:
Quiet, highly efficient blower wheels maintain consistent power, while polymeric dampers prevent backdrafts and eliminate mechanical noise for reliable operation and a comfortable environment. Heat and ventilation functions may be controlled separately or in combination. HVI Certified. UL listed for safety.
Sturdy steel housing, a plug-in, permanently lubricated motor, adjustable mounting brackets with keyhole slots and a 4-inch round duct connector with tapered sleeves combine to make installation logical and simple. 2-Inch by 8-inch minimum construction space required.
- Use 250-watt BR40-size infrared bulbs (not included) for comfortable heating performance.
- For use in bathrooms up to 60-square feet.
- Available in One Bulb (Broan Model #162) or Two Bulb (Broan Model # 164) units.
- White polymeric grille.
- 4-Inch duct size.
70 CFM, 2 bulb, heater/fan combination unit, 3.5 sones, UL listed for degree. C wiring, retrofits, type IC, quiet, highly efficient polymeric blower wheels, polymeric dampers eliminate metallic clatter while preventing backdrafts, polymeric 4" round duct connectors with tapered sleeves provide easier, positive ducting, adjustable mounting brackets with keyhole slots that span up to 24", use 250W br40 size infrared bulbs, not included.
Give your bathroom an instant boost in heat with this Broan Two-Bulb Heater/Fan (model 164), which delivers superior performance and excellent ventilation in a compact package. It has its own control, enabling you to get extra heat in the bathroom without touching your central thermostat. And you can run the heat and vent functions individually or together, depending on your needs.
The efficient, permanently-lubricated motor and polymeric damper eliminate the metallic clatter you can get from other fans, and the 4-inch duct connectors have tapered sleeves for easy ducting. The 70 CFM fan provides excellent ventilation at a quiet 3.5 sones and will keep your bath free from steam or bathroom odors. It's suitable for use in insulated ceilings, and can be adjusted vertically after your ceiling is finished to give you a perfect installation.
The unit uses two 250-watt, BR40-size infrared bulbs (not included) for comfortable heating performance, and you can control its operation through a choice of Broan wall control models (available separately):
57W, 57V, 59W, 59V, 61W, 61V, 63W, 63V, 64W, 64V, 68W, 68V, 70TW, 71V, 72W, 72V, 269WL, 269VL, DH100W or T24H
Why Spot Heating Makes Sense in Your Home
You hastily get ready every morning, head for work, the office, or school, just when the central heating system has finished warming the entire house. It's about as inefficient as it gets. Spot heating solves that problem. No longer will you heat an entire home when you simply need a bit of comfort in the bath or dressing room, or any other room.
Efficient Heating Element
Even the most efficient central heating systems send heat up the chimney. But Broan spot heaters deliver every bit of energy back into your home. There's no external venting, so the electricity you convert to heat is delivered directly where you want it.
Simple, Safe, and Efficient.
Permanently lubricated motors are quiet and require no maintenance. They can be operated by a built-in adjustable thermostat or an optional wall-mount controller. Heaters may be converted in the field to a choice of wattages/voltages. And for safety, heaters are thermal overload protected and the complete heater assembly conveniently removes from the housing for cleaning.
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.
At a Glance
164 2-Bulb Opening Heater Bath Fan with Lights
- Heat and ventilation functions controlled separately or in combination (controller sold separately
- Uses two 250-watt, BR40 size infrared bulbs (not included)
- Quiet, polymeric blower wheel and permanently lubricated motor
- For baths up to 60 square feet in size
- 70 CFM fan for excellent ventilation at a quiet 3.5 sones
- Keeps your bath free from steam or odors
- Fits 4-inch duct size
- Provides supplemental heat — does not take place of home's main heat source
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I honestly could not believe Amazon sells these kits for this price. The big box stores easily sold them for twice the price.
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And the heat is radiant, instant on.
You may not be able to find the bulbs at your local big-box so order a set of those as well.
I considered a true heater instead of the heat lamp but decided that wasn't worth the issues of potentially changing the electrical circuit. We've had these infra-red lamps in both our bathrooms for years and they are just enough to take the chill off.
Unfortunately I couldn't find a unit with a single lamp rated IC. Broan / Nutone have IC units with dual lights but their single light offering with no fan is non-IC. I decided to get this IC model with a fan.
Nutone has an identical model 9417DN. I've seen both and they appear identical.
I was installing as a remodel from the attic above. It would have been nice for a drywall cut template to assist.
The only issue I had with the installation was the cover for the electrical box that uses a sheet metal screw to attach. Once the unit is in place the ceiling joists make this a blind fit from above. Where mine was located I had to use a small socket set to screw it tight. Since this is very unlikely to be a maintenance item, I guess it's a don't care that it's hard once...but either a top screw, a tool less clip or electrical access from the bottom would have been a much better solution for me. If you are installing in new construction and the drywall isn't in place yet you won't even notice this...until you have to replace the unit 20 years later!
The ducting went smoothly and the fan is reasonably quiet and the heat lamp works well. I have about 10 feet of 4" ducting to a flush mount wall louver. The fan has enough oomph to open the louvers when on. Ventilation is good.
For the price I'm happy
There is a normally closed thermostat that opens when the area gets too hot. This thermostat switch is covered with a soft vinyl clear protector that sharp edges can pierce it and short out that line. Mine shorted out at installation of the wires in the small box on the unit.
Add extra electrical tape and inspect wires from inside of the unit and the unit works fine.
The product is good looking, especially with the red heat lamp bulb installed, which along with a regular lamp bulb in the other socket gives the ceiling a deluxe appearance, with twin lights in a nice surround. Most of the time we keep the heat lamp from switching on by backing the bulb out enough so it does not make electrical contact. During winter, however, the forced air central heating does a poor job heating this room, and the heat lamp then becomes useful.
HINT CONCERNING PLACEMENT OF THIS FAN/LIGHT UNIT
In this bathroom, the face of the bathroom user is illuminated by lights around the washbasin mirror, while the Broan fan/light unit is set back in a ceiling recess about four feet from the wall on which the washbasin is located, providing good light to the rest of the room.
NOTE TO MANUFACTURERS:
I wish that bathroom fan manufacturers would install a fan speed control, so as to adjust for the volume of steam created, and to allow rapid evacuation of steam when the room gets clouded too much.