BROAN and NuTone ULTRA Quiet Fans

By Robert Robillard on Tool and Product Reviews

BROAN and NuTone ULTRA Quiet Fans Allow Super Fast Installation

BROAN® and NuTone® ULTRA™ Series Ventilation Fans and Fan/Lights that feature the fastest, easiest, most universal installation, saving contractors time and increasing their overall profitability.

Operating at less than 0.3 Sones, no fan is quieter than the ULTRA fans which are available in both single- and multi-speed models.

The biggest benefits of the BROAN and NuTone ultra quiet fan includes the following:

ULTRA Quick™ Installation Technology:

This fan can installed in a matter of minutes in most retrofit applications from the room-side.  ULTRA has a telescoping mounting frame, which can close to a small dimension in order fit through ceiling openings and then expand to fit against the framing.


  • Easy-to-insert snap-in housings (no screws required) and a snap-in blower (pictured right)
  • Captive screws on frame make it a breeze to position and secure
  • Duct connector can mount inside-out for easyroom-side connections ULTRA Green™ Energy-Saving DC Motor: ULTRA offers extremely energy-efficient operation.
  • Multi-speed models featuring high speed for spot and adjustable continuous CFM settings are especially well suited to meet building codes such as CA Title 24 or green building guidelines.



ULTRA Smart™ Control Technology:

ULTRA maintains a 0.1” pressure CFM rating.

ULTRA Silent™ Sound Technology:

ULTRA operates at an HVI certified, best-achievable less than 0.3 Sones:

  • State-of-the-art blower design optimally smoothes airflow
  • Duct outlet designed for free-breathing, quiet operation
  • DC technology virtually eliminates motor noise ULTRA Lucent™ Lighting Technology: To brightly illuminate rooms for most any task, ULTRA comes with two 18-watt ENERGY STAR qualified bulbs:
  • Option for night-light installation (bulb not included)
  • Improved efficiency means 36 watts deliver the same lumen output previously requiring 60 watts
  • State-of-the-art lens formula evenly delivers wide light pattern with no hot-spots

ULTRA is also offered with a radiation damper for multi-story applications and can be serviced without disturbing the surrounding drywall.

ULTRA saves the contractor up to 60 percent faster install times for retrofits applications and 20 percent faster new construction installations.  PLUS – no more crawling around in an attic to install the fan!

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