157Fan-Forced Ceiling Heater, Aluminum; Low-profile , Enclosed Sheathed Element, 1250W, 120VAC.

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  • Fan-forced ceiling heater disperses heat evenly from a unit that extends only 2-3/4” from the ceiling.

    • Satin-finish aluminum grille and a low-profile housing will complement any décor
    • Enclosed, metal sheathed element delivers 1250 Watts of instant heat with no waiting time
    • A permanently lubricated motor, automatic overheat protection, and UL listing ensures reliable, safe operation
    • Mounts easily to any standard 3-1/2” or 4” round, or 4” octagonal ceiling electrical box providing versatile choices for installation
    • It is recommended that heater operation is controlled with a choice of Broan wall controls, available separately. (Model 87W Line-Voltage Thermostat or Model 61W/61V 15-Minute Timer)
    • Ceiling heaters are intended to provide supplemental heat and not to take the place of a home’s main heat source
  • Air Mover TypeFan
    Auto Shut-offYes
    BTU/hr at 120 Volts4266 BTU/hr
    BTU/hr at 208 VoltsN/A
    BTU/hr at 240 VoltsN/A
    ControlsWall Switch
    cUL ListedNo
    Grille Dimensions - Height1-3/4"
    Grille Dimensions - Width9-13/16" Diameter
    Heater TypeSurface Mount Ceiling
    Housing Dimensions - Height2-3/4"
    Housing Dimensions - Width11"
    Housing FinishAluminum
    Housing MaterialAluminum
    Number of Heat SettingsOn-Off
    Project PackNo
    UL ListedYes
    Warranty1 Year
    Watts and Amps at 120 Volts1250 Watts and 10.7 Amps
    Watts and Amps at 208 VoltsN/A
    Watts and Amps at 240 VoltsN/A
  • 157 is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 19.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product does not measure up to Broan's reputation. I had ,1 possibly, a model 154 ( it had wire heating element) that lasted over 20 years. Another identical one that lasted about 10 years. Then I purchased 1 that lasted 10 minutes and another one that was a replacement that lasted another 10 minutes. While reading troubleshooting guide I see that it is designed to run for 15-20 minutes and then the thermal couple shuts it off and cannot be rest. The first 2 would shut off but restart when it cooled off. Very poor design. Thermal couples a should be designed to have the capability to restart. Unfortunately, I have not found another surface mount available or I would purchase it.
    Date published: 2017-02-16
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Would not reccommend this product! Over the last 30 years I have had 2 Broan heaters both lasting about 15 years each. I replaced the last one with a 157 that lasted about 15 minutes, the next one lasted about an hour, the third one just quit after being on only twice..
    Date published: 2017-02-12
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor longevity My first one lasted 35 years. The second about 4 years. I'm looking at other options.
    Date published: 2016-12-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well as a heated fan If you intend to heat a room, this is probably not the product you want. Not enough power unless its a very small room. Mine is installed about the wife's sink and provides a nice warm air draft during mirror time. Installed it on a 15 minute timer for automatic shutoff. Ran daily for 5 years before the heating element burned out. Ordering and replacing element and the safety breaker was relatively simple.
    Date published: 2015-05-20
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Doesn't Put Out Much Heat We have this heater installed in a very small bathroom and it barely warms the room. The heat does not get pushed down but seems to stay at the ceiling. On top of that, it is now going off after only about 10 minutes and we have had it for only a little more than 2 years with limited use. I would not recommend it.
    Date published: 2014-12-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I had one just like this before that lasted 25 yrs. Since we are remodeling the bathroom, decided to replace since the original was old. Hopefully this heater will also last 25 years. Love your company.
    Date published: 2014-09-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from performs well and is a good value for the price. Original Thermador unit lasted 30 years. When it died I replaced it with a Broan unit which was disappointing in that it failed within just a year or so. I was hesitant to try another Broan unit, but the big box store salesman reported good results from his customers so I took a chance. I am happy to report that this unit was quick and easy to install, is performing well and reliably. It has exceeded my expectations and I am happy to recommend it to anyone in need of an electric bathroom heater. It is, in my opinion, a very good value. h g
    Date published: 2014-03-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great We bought 2 Broan radiant ceiling heaters to replace old units. The new ones look great and warm the bathrooms quickly.
    Date published: 2014-02-25
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  • can we buy this product "on line"

    Asked by: fred
    Thank you for your question on the model 154 ceiling heater. Products are sold through our distributor network, however there are numerous distributors that sell our products on line.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2013-10-23

    What is the difference between 154 and 157?

    Asked by: Bulk
    Thank you for the question on the model 154 and 157 radiant ceiling heater. The difference between the 154 and 157 is the element. The model 154 uses a chrome alloy wire element while the 157 uses a solid metal sheathed element.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2013-10-23

    What does "Heaters may be converted in the field to a choice of wattages/voltages." mean? What wattages can it be reduced to?

    Asked by: Mike
    Thank you for your question on the model 157 surface mounted radiant heater. The 157 has only one voltage setting (120 VAC) and one wattage setting (1250 Watts). Some of our wall heaters are convertible from 120 VAC to 240 VAC and the wattage can be changed to ½ the wattage. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for further assistance.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2014-11-04


    Asked by: CES
    Thank you for your question on the model 157. This model can be installed in the bathroom, but not in the tub or shower enclosure. This unit should not come in contact with water.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2017-01-04

    What controls the fan? Does it come on as so one as power is out to the heater? Does the fan really blow up instead of down?

    Asked by: Michael
    Thank you for your question on the Broan 157 heater. You can use a on off switch to power the 157 or I would recommend a timer control. The heater motor pulls the air up into the unit and the housing deflects the air downward. If you have further questions please contact Technical Support directly at 800-637-1453.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2017-12-10
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