NuTone Utility fans are powerful solutions for problem rooms. Eliminate humidity, tobacco smoke or other odors from recreation rooms, laundry rooms or workshops. 7-Inch fan installs in the ceiling and ventilates directly through the roof, using 7-Inch round vertical ducting for applications when you cannot vent horizontally. Paintable engineered resin grille installs easily and can be painted to match wall or ceiling colors to blend in with the room. Motor assembly offers fast, easy "twist-lock" feature to make for a quick installation so you can move on to the next project. Specially designed fan blade stays in balance and will not distort, providing reliable ventilation for many years. Adjustable mounting brackets span from 14 to 24-Inch O.C. joist spacing to fit most wall or ceiling construction and makes installation easier. UL Listed for use in cooking areas helps to remove cooking odors (not to be used over cook tops).
From the Manufacturer
In the midst of the Great Depression, two aggressive young men emerged with two new products that would make major contributions to the housing industry. In 1932, Henry Broan developed and manufactured a kitchen fan called the Motordor Fan that provided quiet and efficient kitchen ventilation. His creation launched what is today known as Broan-NuTone LLC. Four years later, in 1936, J. Ralph Corbett developed a melodious door chime replacing the obnoxious door buzzer of the time. His development launched what is today known as NuTone, Inc. Both men, headquartered in the Midwest, started their companies with a simple product and a few employees. Each expanded their companies, creating revolutionary new products that provided unmatched conveniences for homeowners nationwide. Both companies quickly became global competitors and continued to provide innovative, superior products to meet the needs of consumers. In 1981, Broan Mfg. Co., Inc. was acquired by Nortek, Inc. and became the lead company of Nortek's Residential Building Products Group, which was named the Broan Group. During this same time period, NuTone was sold to Scovill Manufacturing in 1967 and was then acquired by Williams plc in 1991. In 1998, Nortek acquired NuTone, adding it to the Broan Group and renaming the group the Broan-NuTone Group. Then, in January 2000, Broan Mfg. Co., Inc. became Broan-NuTone LLC, with NuTone Inc., Aubrey Manufacturing, Inc. and Rangaire LP as subsidiaries. Today, Broan-NuTone LLC is headquartered in Hartford, Wis. and employs more than 3,200 people in eight countries on three continents. It is North America's largest producer of residential ventilation products such as range hoods, ventilation fans and indoor air quality products and also holds major market positions in chimes, central vacuums, intercom systems, medicine cabinets, built-in electric heaters, whole-house fans, attic ventilators, paddle fans, ironing centers, trash compactors and speakers.