Broan QTX110HL Bathroom Heater (QTX110HL)
Broan QTX110HL Bathroom Heater
Exactly As Advertised
My bathroom is 12'x 14' with a 9'ceiling. It's a corner room, so has 2 outside walls and stays fairly cool in winter. I turn on the heater 15 min. ahead of time and it heats the room perfectly for a shower or bath. The fan/vent is almost soundless. I wish I could make the light brighter by adding another bulb or using a larger one - if the bath were smaller and ceiling lower it would probably light the area better. I'm very satisfied with the service and price and would buy again.
Excellent fan/heater/light, and company
I had this unit installed during a bathroom remodel, and it is exactly as advertised - quiet and effective. However I had trouble at first: the heater was a little noisy and sounded as though something was rubbing. The exhaust fan was extremely noisy. The Broan technical support people were very good - they immediately sent me a replacement heater unit (it installs very easily from below, no need to remove from the ceiling), and after I described the second problem suggested that the exhaust ducting needs a minimum of a 2 foot straight run after it leaves the unit. I was using flexible insulated ducting, and when that was straightened for the first 2-3 feet, the noise dropped dramatically. The unit is now very quiet, and Broan impressed me with the way they stood behind their product.
Great Fan and Heater,
The fan is extremely quiet and very effective. The heater is great too. It warms up our 10x10 bathroom in about 5 minutes. It feels great after getting out of the shower!
The heater is not as quiet as the fan. If the fan runs at .9 sones, then the heater probably runs at 2 sones.
The fan is also much larger than a regular bathroom fan/light combo. I would not install this in a small bathroom.
Don't be deceived by the color of the picture on Amazon. The cover for this fan is bright white. It looks like an off-white color in the picture here.
There were three headaches with the installation
1. Running a new 20 amp line
2. Running new conduit because the electrical connections are on the opposite side of our existing bath fan
3. The exhaust requires 6" ductwork instead of the 4" ductwork that was already in place.
Make sure you have a large junction box for the switch. There are 6 12 guage wires that need to fit.
There is a seperate switch that needs to be purchased with this.
Warm One Room at a Time
This is the perfect way to have a toasty bathroom without heating the entire house. And it can be quite warm, too. Reduces condensation as well as the room surfaces are warm. Got one in every bathroom.