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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
  • Bathrooms up to (X) Square Feet60
    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 Dimension LxWxH8-3/8" 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 11 reviewers.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by Poor longevity on this one! I have built 4 homes and never seen a fan that quits this quick. The motor is caputs and needs to be replaced, but is not covered under my homeowners warranty. Just perfect! I have 2 more of these fans in 2 other bathrooms. Waiting for them to die soon! Broan I have a question for you......what happened to quality and reliability? 5 years is hardly reliable. I don't recommend anyone waste their time on this 162 model. Not a way to spend your hard earned cash. April 6, 2015
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for parts I bought this for parts to rebuild and older Broan heater fan. The heater unit was much less expensive than the individual parts I needed. February 17, 2015
    Rated 1 out of 5 by This product worked fine but now the lights have quit working. I have the same problem as Allen and wi4x4man. This product was wired correctly, took the electrian some time to figure it out. Could definitely use some longer wires. I have only used this unit for a couple of hours and now the lights do not work. The fan works but nothing else. I am troubleshooting it right now. I went to the Broan website to see if there were any troubleshooting pages. November 19, 2014
    Rated 3 out of 5 by Wish is had more heat Purchased this to replace the Broan unit which had the blower heat, that unit stopped working within a year. This unit with the heat bulb isn't as warm. I like the heat blowing on me when I stepped out of the shower, this unit isn't nearly as warm September 5, 2014
    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
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    is this a replacement for 1644-A, grille is 99110392C

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    Thank you for your question on the model 164 dual radiant heat lamp/exhaust fan. The grille was part number 99110392, but it has been changed to 97010320 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.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 164 dual radiant heat lamp/exhaust fan. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for assistance. We will need to be able to ask further questions in order to help you more.
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    heat lamps cutting off

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    My model 164 heat lamps cut off after about 30 seconds then cycle back on a few minutes later,could this be the lamp thermostat defective.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 164 dual radiant heat lamp/exhaust fan. The 164 is designed with a thermostat which senses excess heat and may start the blower automatically. If the exhaust fan is not coming on, you should start with the fan thermostat (part number 99270832). If the fan is turning on and the lights are still going off, it may be the lamp thermostat (part number 79270237). Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 if you need further assistance.
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    164 Thermal Fuse

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    I have a 164 unit and for an unknown reason the thermal fuse blew on the unit. It hadn't been used longer than any other time period. In fact, this was a very short usage. I wouldn't say that it was hot enough to blow the fuse. Is it possible to use the unit without the thermal fuse?
     
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    Thank you for your question on the Broan 164. We cannot recommend using this heater without the thermal fuse. We will need to know the revision letter that comes after the model number in order to supply you with the correct part number. The revision letter can be found up, inside the housing on the specification label. The letter after the model number is your revision letter. Please contact Technical Support with this information so we can help you more. They can be reached at 800-637-1453.
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    Is the 162 Heater/Fan rated for wet location.

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    Just wondering if we need to position it outside the shower or not.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 162 single radiant heat bulb/exhaust fan. UL has not listed any heaters for use inside of a tub or shower area. All heaters must be outside the footprint of the tub or shower. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 if you need further assistance.
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