Rated 4 out of 5 by quad REPLACEMENT PARTS MADE EASY !!!
First 2 heater units failed in first 5 weeks.. BUT contacted tech service who is sending new unit asap.. FREE OF CHARGE & WARRANTY STARTS OVER.. Must say, I got the feeling that the new unit has BETTER QUALITY bearings on the blower motor shaft ( ball bearings) by comments made. It seems to me as if the motor turns the fan too slow on initial startup and causes the thermal protector to shut the heating unit down as it starts to overheat before fan turns full speed..personal opinion of course.. BUT the problem is that it won't let it restart after cooling down a bit, unlike older ones did.. REPLACING HEATER UNIT IS VERY EASY !!!~2 screws & 1 plug.. Less than perfect on scoring only because of initial problems..tech service very user friendly and easy to use..
May 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mgmg Update to previous review - Broan fixed heater issuer
This review is from: Broan 100HL Directionally-Adjustable Bath Fan with Heater and Incandescent Light (Tools & Home Improvement)
When we initially purchased this fan it did not function correctly. The heater unit kept burning out after very little use. The manufacturer "Broan" was very responsive to this situation. They have since produced a new heating unit insert that they sent free of charge to us for both of our fans. It was easy to install, the heaters have been working very well since then. So far, no further problems. Thank you Broan for being a responsible company.
May 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by KeithB Easy install
This product was easy to install as I already had wiring in place. The heating element went out after only a few weeks. The customer service folks sent a whole new unit which was also easy to replace. It has been working fine for over a year now. It is pretty quiet while running and heats a fairly large bathroom within a few minutes.
March 23, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by xRichx Look somewhere else
I spent almost $200 on this unit and another $175 to have a hole cut in my bathroom ceiling and new sheetrock just to have the heating element burn out after using it for 3 days. I'm assuming the ceiling will have to be cut out again to service the unit if thats the case I'm just going to leave it as is and eat my loss on this unit until the fan or light burn out then go through the expensive process again with a better type unit.
March 2, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by JS60 Heater is a bust!
Like many other reviewers, I've had issues with the heating element failing. I am on my fourth element in two years! The heater fan works fine & I checked to make certain things weren't dirty or airflow restricted.
Very frustrating as the HEATER feature was the primary reason we bought this model & cut a larger hole in the ceiling. This model is too expensive to have this recurring failure. Broan/NuTone should think about reviewing the heater element spec / thermal fuse as there is obviously a problem with it.
April 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by DawsMan Heater issues
The vent on this is awesome. Quiet, works every time. Light of course works as it should. The heater, however, is aweful. The heating element keeps burning up and I'm having to get a replacement. On the fourth replacement element at the moment. Would probably not buy another one like this. Support has been good about sending the entire heating scroll with element, but this gets old after the fourth time. At some point step up and send an entirely brand new unit. Thank goodness it is still under warranty.
February 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PW54boy Works much better that the old heat lamp unit.
Bought this to replace an older heat lamp unit. I was looking for a quiet fan and electric heater. The unit itself was easy to install and has worked flawlessly.
February 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sherry A bit too noisy
We did not install the product. We had the baths remodeled and the contractor did the installation, so I don't know if the installation is easy or hard. I think the fan is very noisy. It does a good job of removing moisture in the air, but way too noisy. Also, the heater still has an unusual smell every time I turn it on. It's been over a year.
February 22, 2013