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178Wall Heater, White, 1000/2000W 240VAC, 750W/1500W 208 VAC.

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  • This wall heater is perfect for bathrooms, entryways, or other small areas where you need added warmth on demand. Factory wired at 2,000W, at 240V AC, it can be easily converted to 1,000W at 240V AC for added versatility.

    • White grille has downflow louvers to direct heat gently toward the floor and a one-piece design with baked enamel finish for durability
    • Adjustable, front-mounted thermostat offers a simple way to control the level of heat
    • Rapid warm up time due to an efficient Alloy heating element that provides comforting heat in seconds
    • Heater may be recessed or surface-mounted, depending on your application (surface mounting requires Model 84 surface mount kit)
    • Permanently lubricated motor, high efficiency blower wheel, Nickel-chrome alloy heating element and a manual reset thermal overload protector combine to ensure reliable operation and years of trouble free heating. UL Listed for safety.
    • Also available in project packs (171H Rough-In Housing Kit, and 178F without thermostat or 178FT with thermostat Finish Kits) for the convenience of contractors working on multi-unit projects
    • Wall heaters are intended to provide supplemental heat from a wall location and not to take the place of the home’s main heat source
  • How To Size a Room – Quick Calculation

      Moderate Climate (with 8’ ceiling and adequate insulation)
    • Square Footage x 10 = Watts required
    • Example: 100 Sq. Ft. x 10 = 1,000 Watts

    • Colder Climate (with 8’ ceiling and adequate insulation)
    • Square Footage x 15 = Watts required
    • Example: 100 Sq. Ft. x 15 = 1,500 Watts

    How To Figure BTU’s

    • Wattage x 3.413 (constant) = BTU’s (British Thermal Unit)
    • Example: 1,000 Watts x 3.413 = 3,413 BTU’s
    • Example: 4,000 Watts x 3.413 = 13,652 BTU’s
    • One BTU is the quantity of heat needed to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit

    How To Figure Amperage

    • Watts/Voltage = Amperage
    • Example: 1,000 Watts / 120 Volts = 8.33 Amps

    How To Figure Voltage

    • Watts/Amperage = Voltage
    • Example: 1,000 Watts / 8.33 Amps = 120 Volts

    How To Figure Wattage

    • Voltage x Amperage = Watts
    • Example: 120 Volts x 8.33 Amps = 1,000 Watts
    • Example: 240 Volts x 4.16 Amps = 1,000 Watts
  • Air Mover TypeFan
    Auto Shut-offYes
    BTU/hr at 120 VoltsN/A
    BTU/hr at 208 Volts5120 BTU/hr
    BTU/hr at 240 Volts6827 BTU/hr
    ControlsBuilt In Thermostat
    cUL ListedNo
    Grille Dimensions - Height9-1/4"
    Grille Dimensions - Width12"
    Heater TypeFan-Forced Wall
    Housing Dimensions - Height7-3/4"
    Housing Dimensions - Width10-1/4"
    Housing FinishOff White
    Housing MaterialSteel
    Number of Heat SettingsVariable
    PortableNo
    Project PackNo
    ThermostatYes
    UL ListedYes
    Warranty1 Year
    Watts and Amps at 120 VoltsN/A
    Watts and Amps at 208 Volts1500/750 Watts and 7.23.6 Amps
    Watts and Amps at 240 Volts2000/1000 Watts and 8.3/4.1 Amps
  • Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Quality Great product a good choice for a current replacement! January 12, 2015
    Rated 5 out of 5 by This wall heater does my 10'x12' bathroom perfectly. Love it. My wall heater got hit by lightning, (12 yrs. old) bought new one,same model and replaced old mtr. and grill in less than 20 min., left original housing in wall. Everything interchanged perfectly. No crazy design changes. Good job Braun August 21, 2013
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Great features, easy to install. Installed, had bad thermostat. Called company, they sent a part to fix within 3 days. Good product. August 21, 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent little heater I installed this exact same heater when it was called Nautilis 20 years ago. It still works but is looking a bit worse for age. I am replacing it with this Broan model as it appears just as well made, hope it lasts just as long. February 24, 2013
    Rated 1 out of 5 by Worked great for a while The unit worked great for two winters. Now it has quit and the warranty is for 1 year. Probably would not have lasted 1 year if used regularly throughout the year. January 10, 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to purchase and easy to install Great experience with Venting Direct. My order was received in a timely manner and the installation was just as easy since I was replacing an existing unit that was 14 years old. I would definitely recommend Venting Direct to anyone. January 6, 2010
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    Heating element

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    Leslie
    Wildwood, MO, USA
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    My Broan 174 blows cold air. The fan turns on and off by adjusting the thermostat but only cold air comes out. Is this a problem with the heating element or might there be something else wrong?
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    Thank you for your question on the model 174 wall heater. From your description it sounds like the heater element needs to be changed. The part number for the heater element is 99270725 and you can get it through the “Shop for Parts” link at the top of our web site page or from the Customer Service Department at 800-558-1711. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 if you need further assistance.
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    Thermostat problems

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    Bruce
    Philadelphia, PA, USA
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    For 10 years this heater did well. Then we had to replace the thermostat twice but we can't get it to work like it used to. The bathroom is cold and the heater runs for a few minutes and turns off. The original thermostat would stay on as long as we wanted and never turned itself off. Either the replacement thermostats are being made poorly or there is another part that needs to be replaced. Please help us to either fix this or tell us if we need to remove the heater and get a whole new one. Is it possible that 2 new thermostats were both defective? Thank you.
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    Philadelphia, PA, USA
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    Thank you for your quesetion on the model 170 wall heater. Our Technical Support department will need to ask you some further questions to help troubleshoot. Please give them a call at your convenience at 800-637-1453. They are available Monday through Friday, 7:30 am until 6:00 pm CST. Thanks and we look forward to helping you more.
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    Fan Speed

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    Tom Upchurch
    Illinois
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    Is there a difference between the 500W and the 750W and the 1000W when it comes to fan speed?
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    Thank you for your question on the model 170 wall heater. The fan speed will be the same and is not determined by the wattage of the heater. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 if you need further assistance.
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    What is the CFM output of Broan 170?

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    Thank you for your question on the Broan model 170 wall heater. CFM ratings are used for units that ventilate air to the outside of your home. This stands for cubic feet per minute and is the measure of air volume moved by the fan blower. Heater units do not move or exhaust any air, therefore they do not have a cfm rating. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact our Technical Support Department directly at 800-637-1453. They will be happy to help you more.
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    We bought the broan 59W timer for heater

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    Petrolia CA 95558
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    do you have a wiring diagram to wire the 59W timer to the Broan 178 with 240 volt wire power supply
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    Thank you for your question regarding the wiring on the 178 heater. We need to have you contact Technical Support directly so they can supply you with the instructions you need. Technical can be reached at 1-800-637-1453. Thanks for your time and we look forward to speaking with you directly.
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