In the midst of the Great Depression, two aggressive young men emerged with two new products that would make major contributions to the housing industry. In 1932, Henry Broan developed and manufactured a kitchen fan called the Motordor® Fan that provided quiet and efficient kitchen ventilation. His creation launched what is today known as Broan-NuTone LLC. Four years later, in 1936, J. Ralph Corbett developed a melodious door chime replacing the obnoxious door buzzer of the time. His development launched what is today known as NuTone, Inc.
Today, Broan-NuTone LLC leads the industry with forward-thinking residential ventilation products, customized climate, communications and storage solutions and superior customer service. Broan-NuTone is proud to acknowledge that over 80% of homeowners in the United States rely on one or more BROAN®, NuTone®, or BEST® products every day to provide them with superior indoor air quality and lifestyle conveniences.
High quality NuTone ventilation fans offer a variety of performance levels, functionalities and styles to suit each need in any area of your home. From a bathroom fan or bathroom ventilation with variable air movement, sound levels and ENERGY STAR® qualified efficiency certified by the Home Ventilating Institute (HVI), you can trust that NuTone fans will serve at every level. NuTone fans function as BOTH traditional bathroom fan for removing humidity and odors on the spot, OR as continuously running fan to constantly remove contaminants trapped throughout the home. Problems such as humidity, odors, dust, pet dander, and various chemicals will be eliminated. This type of ventilation is referred to as “whole house” and is increasingly being required to meet building codes or to meet the requirements of green building programs such as LEED, ENERGY STAR® for Homes or the National Green Building Standard.
The details of your home's décor are important. Whether you seek a fan/light that speaks to your taste or prefer one that is less conspicuous, NuTone's Decorative Collection has solutions to help you meet your goals. Certain fan/light models offer the appearance of attractive ceiling-hugging light fixtures while quietly handling the room’s ventilation needs. They feature real glass globes and come in a variety of finishes such as brushed nickel, oil-rubbed bronze and chrome. For those that want their ventilation fan to totally disappear into the ceiling, NuTone offers a line of Recessed Fan/Lights that look just like standard recessed light fixtures and can be placed right in the shower (which is the best place to capture the humidity). They blend in with existing similar fixtures and come in incandescent, fluorescent, LED and even humidity sensing models.