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164Two-Bulb Heater/Fan, (2) 250W BR40 Infrared Bulbs, Type IC, UL Listed for 60°C wiring (retrofits)

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  • Bulb heater/fans provide silent warmth and superior ventilation in a compact package.

    • Heat and ventilation functions may be controlled separately or in combination so you’re always in control of the environment
    • Very low profile, white polymeric grille blends into most ceilings
    • 70 CFM fan provides excellent ventilation at a quiet 3.5 sones and will keep your bath free from steam or bathroom odors
    • Use 250W BR40-size infrared bulbs (not included) for comfortable heating performance
    • Quiet, highly efficient polymeric blower wheels maintain consistent power, while polymeric dampers prevent backdrafts and eliminate mechanical noise for reliable operation and a comfortable environment. UL listed for safety.
    • Sturdy steel housing, a plug-in, permanently lubricated motor, adjustable mounting brackets with keyhole slots and a 4” round duct connector with tapered sleeves combine to make installation logical and simple
    • Control operation with a choice of wall controls, available separately. 57W, 57V, 59W, 59V, 61W, 61V, 63W, 63V, 64W, 64V, 68W, 68V, 70TW, 71V, 72W, 72V, 269WL, 269VL, DH100W or T24H
    • Ceiling heaters are intended to provide supplemental heat and not to take the place of the home’s main heat source
  • Baths up to () Sq Ft60
    Ceiling InstallationYes
    CFM @ 0.10"70
    CFM @ 0.125"N/A
    CFM @ 0.25"N/A
    ColorWhite
    CSANo
    cUL ListedNo
    Duct DirectionHorizontal
    Duct Size4"
    ENERGY STAR® qualifiedNo
    Globe Glass ColorN/A
    Grille FinishWhite Polymeric
    Grille Length15-5/8"
    Grille Width10-1/4"
    Heater wattage500
    Housing Dimensions L x W x H8-3/8" x 14-1/4" x 6-3/8"
    Housing Height6-3/8"
    Housing Length8-3/8"
    Housing Width14-1/4"
    Humidity SensingNo
    HVI CertifiedYes
    Light Bulb Quantity2
    Light Bulb Wattage500 Watts (2-250W)
    Light Bulbs IncludedNo
    Lighting TypeInfrared
    MaterialPolymeric
    Minimum construction space required2x8
    Motor engineered for continuous operationNo
    NightlightNo
    Product Weight9 lbs
    Project PackNo
    Rated Amps4.5
    Rated Sones - VerticalN/A
    Rated Watts545
    Sones3.5
    UL Listed for use over bathtubs or showers when connected to a GFCI circuitNo
    Wall InstallationNo
    Warranty1 Year
    Watts @ 0.1"N/A
    Watts @ 0.25"N/A
  • Rated 3 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by It quit working! I set this fixture up to run one light and the fan on a timed switch and the second light on another switch. After one week of use, the lights stopped lighting. Doing some debugging I find that the current to the lights is too low and will not light the 2- 250 watt bulbs. Fan works on one switch and somehow the low current is also trying to run the fan. The wiring diagram is a mess, but I figured it out and wired it properly. I am still trying to figure out how to salvage the fixture. It would be great if an engineer from Broan would address this issue and those that others have had with this product July 23, 2014
    Rated 1 out of 5 by Extremely Poor Wiring and Eventual Problems The wiring diagram is horrible to say the least. After a bit of studying, I figured out how it was supposed to work and hooked it up. It worked for about 1 week when suddenly both lights quit working but the fan still worked. The switches for the heat lamp and the light were providing power, and instead it was in the fixture itself. In all total, it had about 3 hours of total "run time", and that being the light, not the heat lamp or the blower. Furthermore, the pigtails within the electrical box are far too short for any sort of installation ease, with one being entirely too short altogether. I am still working on figuring out what is wrong with this fixture, and when I saw this, I decided to comment. June 18, 2014
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Works as it should, looks decent enough. The installation of the product is pretty average in terms of exhaust fans. Unless you have an open ceiling or plan on cutting from joist to joist, you'll need access from above. I did enjoy the adjustments of the mounting brackets which allow for play in thickness of the drywall. The wiring diagram is kind of confusing at first because it's not typical. The junction box was a little tight when putting it back on, I had to bend the metal tab a bit. I don't know for sure that this thing produces only 70 sones, however I did fill the gaps and tried to keep things as secure as possible to lower that. It does seem better after the fact. The grill is kind of cheap, it attaches uses to springs. Luckily you don't need to remove it to replace the light bulb, otherwise I'd see this being a problem. This had no bearing on me, but after a quick search I wasn't able to find any 4" to 3" adapters made by Broan, This model takes 4" so make sure that's what you have if you're replacing an existing unit. Overall I was able to complete this (start to finish) in about an 1 hour and 15 minutes, and this includes adding insulation, and new duct work. June 26, 2014
    Rated 3 out of 5 by wiring diagrams are VERY POOR You need to provide a schematic diagram for wiring. The dumbed down illustrations that are provided are substandard. If you just told us what color wire went which which function, that would be enough. But instead you list the wire color with a black/white coversion chart - but no funtion information with it. I little bit more information please. December 15, 2013
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Combo Fan & Heater Replaces Space Heater & Exhaust Fan The average rating on "ease of installation" does indicate any fault of the 164. Although the installation steps are simply stated, significant effort is necessary to complete ..The heat lamps are controlled by a timer switch without an "always on" position as a safety precaution. So far the unit performs well, as it has only been in use for a few weeks. I would prefer a schematic type diagram for wiring instructions.Ooverall I am pleased with the Broan 164 . November 21, 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by A excellant product My objective was to be able to heat the Bathroom without heating the whole house ar waiting for the Furnace to heat the house. After researching both Broan and other makes I selected the Broan 164. It gets the job done and helps to hold down the utilities expenses. I highly recommend the Broan 164 March 3, 2013
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    Thank you for your question on the model 162 single heat lamp/exhaust fan. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for assistance.
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    Replacement recommendation; higher CFM

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    What would be a good replacement for this fan? I would like a higher CFM. Lower Sones would be nice as well.
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    Thank you for your inquiry. The 162 is a 70 CFM (cubic feet per minute) unit and it is the highest available in that model. If you want to increase the air movement, it will be necessary to change out the entire unit to another model, which is not a bulb heater. Several suggestions would be the QTX110HL (110 CFM) or the 100HL (100 CFM). You may view the installation and specifications for both, on our website. If you have further questions, please contact our Technical Support group at 800-637-1453.
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    Is the 162B's replacement motor an exhaust fan or a blower?

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    Seattle, WA, USA
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    My bathroom fan motor has stopped functioning and I need a replacement that fits the same space so that I don't have to change the housing. I want to be sure this functions as a ventilation fan and not a blower.

    I also noticed the replacement bracket for the motor on your parts list is different than the one on mine. Your replacement bracket would push the motor into the light bulb, if it is the same one in the picture. Can you please verify these things for me?
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    Thank you for your question on the model 162 single heat lamp/exhaust fan. If you want to repair your current unit and do not want to change out the housing, you will need to get the exact replacement parts for your model. Please check the data plate inside the unit for the model number and revision letter of your current unit and contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for assistance. Once we know the model number with revision letter, we can assist you more. Thank you.
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    Does the current model 162 have the same dimensions as a Model N162-D?

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    My old N162-D gave up the ghost, and I'm trying to avoid cutting a new hole, etc. Attached is a photo of the label inside the fan.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 162 single heat/lamp/exhaust fan. Yes, the Broan model 162 and the Nautilus model N162 will have the same housing dimensions.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 164 dual heat lamp/exhaust fan. The replacement grille for the 164 would be part number 97010320 and it can be purchased through the “Shop for Parts” link at the top of our web site page. You could paint your current grille as long as you prime it properly, but you would probably want to use a heat resistant paint because of the excessive heat coming from the lamps.
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