Breez 80 CFM Humidity Sensor Exhaust Fan, Less than 0.3 Sone
Better fan than higher priced Broan or Nutone
The fan quality is excellent - better than box store fans. It normally runs at low speed and ramps up to high when sensing high humidity. I think that the high speed is closer to 1 sone and the low speed matches the 0.3 sones rating.
It is still much quieter and sounds smoother. It is has a brushless DC motor that only draws 9 watts on high. Way more efficient than the cheap shaded pole motors on American fans. When combined with a separate infrared heater, it is a much more cost effective and quieter combo than integrated heater-lights are. The actual fan wheel is much larger in diameter and width and it runs much slower. Great design.
November 8, 2012
Very Good Fan
This fan is advertised as quiet and IT IS. The humidity sensor is a little off and should be adjustable. You really need to shut it off manually just like any other fan. I still rate it as a 4 star because it is very quiet, well built, and energy efficient. I'm not a home improvement professional, but I've done a lot of it and am an engineer. I created my own basement ventilator for 1/10 the cost of some of the other junk on the market advertised under the "clean air quality" mantra. I added a timer to my circuit to override the non-adjustable humidity sensor. If I had paid MSRP I'd be upset with the humidity sensor, but for the price paid, it's a fine product.
July 14, 2011
Be forewarned this fan will stay on ALL THE TIME in the bay area because your humidity level will always be above 50%. Talk about a waste of energy and then it burns out in 8 years so how is this a GREEN product? You'll have to pitch it in the landfill and buy a new one! We have used it on the 'humidity sensor' mode with the blue light and it does not kick up to a higher speed - even when my bathroom registered above 88% humidity it still ran at its lousy low speed. So basically you are paying more for a fan that will run all the time, you'll have to replace it in 8 years; or you'll just have to run it on manual high mode. Save yourself the money and just buy a fan that is either off or on. We are much happier with the Panasonic Whisper fan - plain and simple operations.
August 30, 2011
sensor does not turn off fan!
Just installed this fan. It's very quiet, but the factory set humidity level of 40% is too low. My normal house humidity is 50-60%. I live in VA and the fan never turns off because it doesn't reach humidity set point. If you live in AZ it might be ok. I talked to Delta factory rep and they acknowledged that humidity cut off control was too sensitive. Cannot adjust humidity control so I'm just using it as regular fan. I'm going to try and return if Venting Direct will agree.
October 25, 2010
Fan is quiet
I bought this fan because of the low noise and the humidity function. The humidity switch does not work as soon as I turn the fan on it switches to low speed (blue) not the green light that shows a monitoring state.
I have a good Honeywell thermometer with humidity sensor; with cast iron adiator heat during the winter I am constantly below 30% humidity yet the fan turns on low. It is quiet but I would look for something else.
January 28, 2011
Delta Breez 80
I bought this fan to help move warm air from our basement (where the wood stove resides) to the dining room. The fan is connected to a 4" (insulated duct and runs about 17 feet. Installation was easy, all components are of high quality, the fan is quiet and consistent. The price through Build.com is way below what I could have gotten elsewhere - shipping was prompt. I run a Panasonic fan in our upstairs bathroom and this is just a hair louder (almost not even noticeable) but just as strong and smooth.
December 30, 2012
Great fan for the money
The fan is true to its description , very quiet. It has a nice clean look and was easy to instal as a replacement. The exhaust can be mounted first then the unit slides into place. I didn't know this when I purchased it but it was a lifesaver. It's true that in a high humidity area the fan will run constantly until the humidity drops below 50 percent so I just turn it off. All in all it is a great buy and I'm happy with the purchase.
June 18, 2013
Great price for such a great product!
I wanted a bathroom fan that wasn't loud so I'd actually use it. This is perfect! it is so quiet, and yet very effective. You switch it on and it's on auto mode, then you switch it off/on again and it's on manual/high mode. the price beats all its competitors hands down. every home improvement store should carry this brand!
April 23, 2011
This fan really runs well...the manuals sent with the fan are OK, but there are others online that are a little bit better so do a search.
In spite of the docs being a little 3rd grade, the fan is tremendous. It's more than quiet, moves the air, works well on auto and has made my house much more pleasant.
November 13, 2010
Our company builds all Energy Star and NAHB Green rated homes and the Delta Breeze line of products fit very well into the interior air quality pockage that we use for our customers. The products perform as stated by the manufacturer even during our blower door testing on each home we build.
August 20, 2011