Rated 5 out of 5 by Rudy11 product name
replaced old fan 25 + years old
so far so good works as expected if it lasts 25 years I will be happy
September 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Norm 35316 works as designed
I purchased a house where the two old gable fans no longer were operational. I found the 35316 on-line at Amazon.com and ordered two fans. My contractor installed them with light switches so I could manually turn them off without using the built-in thermostats. As it turns out, one of the fans failed to work when I turned it on. The contractor checked that there was power to the fan. I called Broan and they immediately sent me a new thermostat and motor. As it turned out, the original motor was defective - DOA, but the thermostat was OK. I unbolted the fan from the housing and disconnected the wiring and installed the replacement motor into the housing and reconnected the wiring.
The customer service person was very helpful telling me that I needed about 4 square feet venting/fan for each fan to operate properly and that I should set the thermostat to about 30 degrees above the normal room temperature for each attic. This was very useful since the fan that was working was on all the time because I set the thermostat temperature too low at 80 degrees causing the fan to stay on all the time.
Broan makes good stuff! My stove top exhaust fan is still in perfect condition after 50 years of service. I highly recommend Broan for the quality of their products and honoring their warranties.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by darreltexas Powerful enough to get the job done!
Bought this as a exact replacement. We live in the south and an attic fan is a must! We have a 6 in 12 pitch roof, plenty of draw space for this fan. This house does not have gable end vents but has properly vented soffits and vinyl clad porch ceilings. It gets plenty of cool air pulled into the attic. BE SURE TO HAVE UNBLOCKED VENTING for this fan! It has made a huge differance in the a/c bill. This is a very powerful exhaust fan (8 amp motor) and it will be a little noisy. You get used to it. There are days in the upper 90's that it will run 12 hours or more. I have it set at about 110 to 115 degrees. The instructions will tell you that it cools to 10 degrees below the starting temp before it turns off. Be sure not to have it set to low. Think about it, if your outside temp does not cool down in the evenings it will continue to run to reach this 10 degrees below start temp. The attics can get brutal here in the south. I made the mistake of setting the temp to low on my first setting of the thermastat and had to re visit the attic to adjust it up some. I would suggest that you put it on a switch up in the attic close to the installation point of the fan. It sure does make it easy to service or replace in the future. It was a perfect fit into the existing casement for the old one. Did not have to remove the fan housing from the roof. Sure it was a little rough working with it above your head in the attic standing on the trusses but it was very do-able. I read on a couple of the reviews that it can be replaced from the outside of the roof also by removing the top cover if your screws aren't to badly rusted. You still may find yourself in the attic to hook up the wiring. IT IS NOISY! GET USED TO IT. It is to be expected with this type of a fan. It totally out ways the benifits of what this will do for your cooling bill! I believe our attic is about 2300 square feet and is properly insulated and the soffit vents are not blocked by any insulation. With that being said there is only one of these needed in our attic. If the noise is a concern I would suggest you check into a gable end attic fan. Most of the time they are larger and quieter. As for the life expectancy of this fan I can not yet say ( the original one was burnt out when we purchased this house), I have had this one in for 3 months now. I would highly recommend this fan!
July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Biggs The attic fan has great features
The instructions are helpful and make for an enjoyable install. I am wiring in the thermostat bypass and fan motor switches. I am looking forward to the first summer with an attic fan and expecting the house to be more comfortable.
April 29, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Smart67 The 35316 exhibits a horrible vibration that shakes the entire house.
Great potential if only the fan was balanced at the factory. Vibration is horrible.
April 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charlie Easy to install and relatively quiet
This power ventilator is rather easy to install on a cool day. A cool day is easier on the installer and on the shingles. This ventilator was installed in the early spring with the temperature setting on about 100. As a consequence, it did not operate until several months later. One evening I noted a noise on the roof and sure enough the power ventilator was operating as it should. Later in the evening it was OFF. As it is now March 2014, the unit is OFF and very quiet.
March 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rocket27 Much Improved Product
This model replaced an older Broan ventilator installed around 15 years ago. This newer model is much quieter, has a better thermostat adjustment and is definitely more efficient.
March 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Prairie25 A Fan Bargain
I bought this attic fan to cool down the second story of my home, especially when the AC is running. Installation was straightforward, and it really works well. Temps are noticeably cooler on the second floor. I can hear the fan when it's running, but the sound isn't annoying. All in all, a great fan for a reasonable price.
July 18, 2011