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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
    cUL ListedNo
    Duct DirectionHorizontal
    Duct Size4"
    ENERGY STAR® certified productNo
    Globe 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 Bulb(s) IncludedNo
    Lighting TypeInfrared
    Minimum construction space required2x8
    Motor engineered for continuous operationNo
    Product Weight9 lbs
    Project PackNo
    Rated Amps4.5
    Rated Sones - VerticalN/A
    Rated Watts545
    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
  • 164 is rated 2.9 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Thermo fuse Installed a model 164 for a customer. I am back In the attic a few weeks later and determined the thermo fuse blew. Why did it blow? It appears other customers had same problem.
    Date published: 2016-12-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 4 164A-C units installed in my house in 1983. All still working perfectly. Fans are getting a little noisy, but still work perfectly. Have worn out numerous,numerous bulbs. They don't have the most modern look, but I took the covers off and painted them to match the ceilings.
    Date published: 2016-12-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Quality I like many of the comments made have the 164 and the lights have stopped working after a month! How do you fix? I am an licensed architect and would not specify this or any Broan product!
    Date published: 2016-11-08
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fourth Person to Discover Same Defect I'm the fourth person writing in to report that, after initially working, the lights stopped working (fan still works). I've checked out the power, and that is not the problem. I did a continuity test on the wires, and even with bulbs in place continuity in the wiring in the box does not exist for the two lights. I bought a second identical fixture, and the continuity check worked for this fixture. So, the problem is internal to the fixture and occurs after the fixture has been used for several weeks. OK Broan - there's a common problem with your two-bulb heater/fan (model 164), AND YOU SHOULD FIGURE OUT WHAT IT IS AND TELL US HOW TO CORRECT IT. Three other reviews: "This product worked fine but now the lights have quit working" (rcorwin) … I have only used this unit for a couple of hours and now the lights do not work. The fan works but nothing else." "Extremely poor wiring and eventual problems (Wi4x4Man) … "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." "It quit working (Allen)… "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. "
    Date published: 2016-11-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great unit for the price It was relatively easy to install. The wireing diagram could be improved but I got through ok and I'm not an electrician. I replaced one that was similar. This is quieter
    Date published: 2016-08-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
    Date published: 2015-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
    Date published: 2015-02-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
    Date published: 2014-11-19
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  • Can I buy a new 164-G, pullt the motor / fan assembly out and use it to replace an old, noisy 164-G fan.?

    Other than the increasing noise, which sounds as though there is a worn bearing, everything works fine -- it was originally installed by a professional bathroom remodeler.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes you can. It's very easy to do
    Answered by: MrKennyAll
    Date published: 2017-02-25

    can this unit run off a 15 amp breaker im using about 10 amps at the most if everything is on right know?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    With 2-250 watt heat bulbs on an the fan running, the unit is rated to draw 4.5 amps, Your 15 amp breaker should handle the 164 plus the other load.
    Answered by: Don76
    Date published: 2014-02-15

    On the 164 model, what is the yellow wire for? Can the fan, the heater, and the lamp all run off the same switch?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    The yellow wire is for the fan The fan and bulbs can be controlled from a single switch although I don't recommend it, because the fan would defeat the purpose of the heaters. You want the heat directed downward, not exhausted out. I prefer that the heaters be controlled via a timer switch.
    Answered by: Don76
    Date published: 2014-01-25

    My 164-k grill (with springs) is old and faded. Can we paint it or should we get new grill?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    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.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2014-05-05

    how do i get cover off to change light bulb

    Model 100HL or 100HFL
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Thank you for your question on the model 100HL and 100HFL exhaust fan/heater/light. To change the light bulb you would take a small flat blade screw driver and place it alongside the long side of the lens, between the grille and lens. You would then gently pry the lens out of the grille. For further assistance please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2013-10-28
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