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Broan 656 Reviews
Rated 4 out of
So far so goodLooks great, and the noise level seems fine--not silent, but not obnoxious.
FYI, this heater/lighting fixture is listed as having "No fan," but this is contractor-speak for "No EXHAUST fan." It does have a BLOWER to move the hot air--which was initially confusing to a nonprofessional like me until I spoke with a well-informed csr at FaucetDirect.com.
Date published: 2010-05-10
Rated 4 out of
Good heater/lightMy master bath already had a vent/light unit which was mounted right over the shower. I wanted to change it over to a vent/heat/light unit but after researching, you are not supposed to put a heat unit directly in the shower area.
This Broan unit was the only heat unit I could find that didn't also come with a vent. Was perfect for what I needed. Installation was a breeze. The only improvement would have been if they would have included a template for cutting the hole in the ceiling.
In operation, it heats up quickly and puts out nice heat that will quickly warm a small-to-medium sized bathroom. I would say it's on the louder end of the scale as far as fan noise goes, but it's not an annoying fan noise. The unit looks good.
Prior to this unit, I just used a small plug-in space heater that sat on the floor. Other than being an eye-sore, that little heater worked great and since it was putting the heat out at floor level, I think the heat felt more "even" in the room. With the ceiling heater, the air right at floor level doesn't get as warm. I'll be tiling this bathroom in the next year and will probably put floor heat in. If you can't tell... I like a warm bathroom in the morning during the winter!
Date published: 2012-12-11
Rated 1 out of
Worst purchase everI just had this heater installed by an electrician. I turned it on to use it and it made the most awful noise. The motor is so loud. Of course the electrician took away the box and all the debris when he left so I guess I am stuck. It is really great looking but there is no way anyone could stand the sound.
Date published: 2007-12-05
Rated 4 out of
Great BuyThis Heater will heat a small to mid-sized bathroom in no time. Easy to install.
Date published: 2011-04-19
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