Top positive review
8 people found this helpful
on September 13, 2013
This unit is so quiet that you can barely hear it. Because we did not want to redo the wiring between the unit and the switch, one flick of the switch sets it to automatic or two flicks manually turn it on.
The unit can only be attached to studs on one side, which is not the side that the unit I was replacing was attached on, so we ended up opening a pretty large hole in the ceiling and then patching it. If you are doing a remodel, it's going to just be easier to do this regardless of where you're attaching it, unless you can easily get at it from above.
I used this unit to replace what I believe was an original exhaust fan to my condo built in 1972, which was much smaller and not nearly enough CFMs.
The sensor to turn the unit on automatically is adjustable and may require fiddling over time. The face plate is very easy to pop down and back to do this.
Be careful of the flapper in the exhaust outlet. It falls out easily, and getting it back in is tricky. I broke one of the prongs that held it in place. However, I sent Broan a message through their website and they quickly sent me a new exhaust piece and flapper free of charge.
Because I live in a condo and had to attach to existing exhaust ducts, I found a Broan duct reducer to go from the 6" piece on the unit to the 4" ducts in the condo.