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ARN80InVent™ Series Single-Speed Fan 80 CFM, 2.0 Sones

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  • This patent-pending series marks a revolution of our mid-range ventilation fans. It gives professionals the flexibility to handle new construction or room-side retrofit installations from one hard-working product line with a full range of operating points. Innovations include foldable mounting ears and new damper and housing technology that improve building airtightness like never before. And all with new grille designs that are at home in any decor.

    • 80 CFM reduces humidity to quickly eliminate fogged mirrors and manage moisture in bathrooms up to 75 square feet, so your vision will always be clear and your surroundings will always be comfortable
    • Retrofit installations can be done entirely from the room-side – no attic access required. This means a faster, easier installation, so you can move on to something else
    • With our TrueSeal™ Damper Technology, InVent fans reduce air leakage by up to Fifty Percent* compared to competitive models, resulting in better home performance via blower door tests and reducing cold and warm air backdrafts
    • EzDuct™ Connector can be installed room-side with no attic access required, fan housing connection have never been easier
    • UL Listed for use over tubs and showers with a GFCI circuit; so you can capture the steam before it spreads throughout the room by locating your fan exactly where you need it the most
    • With our TrueSeal™ Damper Technology, InVent fans reduce air leakage by up to 50% compared to competitive models, resulting in better home performance via blower door tests.*

    *Testing reflects total fan housing airtightness. See nutone.com/invent for more details.

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  • Video Links

    NuTone InVent Series Features & Benefits Video

    NuTone InVent Series How To Install

    Selecting Proper Ventilation Fan Size is Easy - Danny Lipford

    What are CFMs? - Danny Lipford

    How long can the venting for my bath vent be? Can I use flexible duct? - Danny Lipford

    Cleaning a Bath Exhaust Fan - Danny Lipford

    Proper Ventilation Equals A Healthy Home - Danny Lipford

    How To Ventilate The Whole House - Danny Lipford

    Article Links

    Evacuate the Bathroom

    Breathe Easy – What you need to know to ensure proper home ventilation

  • Bathrooms up to (X) Square Feet75
    Ceiling InstallationYes
    CFM @ 0.10"80
    CFM @ 0.25"67
    cUL ListedNo
    Duct DirectionHorizontal
    Duct Size4"
    ENERGY STAR® certified productNo
    Globe ColorN/A
    Grille FinishWhite Polymeric
    Grille Length11-1/4"
    Grille Width12"
    Heater WattageN/A
    Housing Dimension LxWxH9-1/4" x 10" x 5-3/4"
    Housing Height5-3/4"
    Housing Length9-1/4"
    Housing Width10"
    Humidity SensingNo
    HVI CertifiedYes
    Light Bulb QuantityN/A
    Light Bulb WattageN/A
    Light Bulbs IncludedNo
    Lighting TypeNo Light
    Minimum construction space required2" x 6"
    Motion SensingNo
    Motor engineered for continuous operationYes
    Product Weight (Pounds)10.0
    Project PackNo
    Radiation Damper AvailableNo
    Rated Amps0.4
    Rated Sones2.0
    Room-Side InstallationYes
    UL Listed for use over bathtubs or showers when connected to a GFCI circuitYes
    Wall InstallationNo
    Warranty1 Year
  • ARN80 is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The fan is great! GREAT FAN FOR THE PRICE VERY QUIET DOES A GOOD JOB! would buy again!
    Date published: 2019-01-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quiet, efficient, am very happy with this fan. My 25 year old Broan fan motor was rattling and clattering so I hired an electrician to replace it. After much research he found the Nutone AR80 Invent exhaust fan, which fit perfectly in the ceiling hole where the old fan had been for more than 2 decades. It was an easy install, and it is amazingly quiet (I have fans in the other bathrooms, and next to this fan they sound like hair blowers on high!). Speaking of hair blowers, with my old Broan fan I had to always get out my dryer and blow the bathroom mirror to evaporate the condensation after a shower (and that fan was an oversized 130 cfm in a teeny bathroom, which never seemed to clear the steam or other issues). With this new fan I take steamy showers with not one teeny bit of condensation on the mirror. NOTE to people complaining about noise or inefficiency: when this fan was first installed there was a loud flappy noise, like something was loose or a piece of wrapping rattling. We couldn't figure it out because the fan itself was installed firm and not rattling. It turned out that the venting hose it was attached to in the attic was crinkled or crooked and full of lint, causing an air backflow or poor airflow. My installer cleaned out most of the stuff blocking the hose and all noise is gone and the suction is great. I'm sure this clog prevented my former fan from having very efficient air flow, so I would suggest having your installer check that out too.
    Date published: 2018-09-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am very pleased with this product. Six months ago, I had a bathroom completely renovated. It was original to my 50-year-old house, and there were instances in which my contractor had to be creative in making new products work in an older structure. I researched fixtures, tiles, etc before purchasing, but I had done minimal research on vent-fans. One day, my assignment was to go buy a vent-fan because "This noise HAS to go!" Armed with measurements, I went to my local home improvement store, and purchased the above model, keeping my fingers crossed that it would fit my needs and not have to be returned. Everything fit, installation was easy, it has a nice outward appearance, and IT RUNS QUIETLY!! I am a very satisfied customer. Many thanks!
    Date published: 2017-12-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the Job it is intended to do. This product is great and clears the room in a matter of seconds. Keep up the good work.
    Date published: 2017-11-11
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed in noice level. The reason I bought this fan was based on its rating of 2.0 Sones. is just as noisy as the vintage fan I replaced. It exhausts okay but the noise level in a small bathroom (50 sq ft) with a tile floor is unacceptable.
    Date published: 2016-12-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product The ARN80 I purchased is a replacement for the original bathroom exhaust fan which was 28 yrs old. The ARN80 is quiet and it pulls most of the moisture out before it covers the walls and mirrors. It was easy to install, give yourself at least 2 or 3 hours. I replaced the 3" vent pipe with 4" vent piping, which took a little more time. Attic access is not required, but helpful if your planning on replacing the vent pipe. This is the second ARN80 I installed in the last 2 months. Great product / Great buy. Home Depot has all the accessories needed for a DIY project, and all the accessories are in the same isle as the exhaust fans. When buying, pay close attention to the CFM's and Sound level.
    Date published: 2016-06-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fan is not as quiet as advertised. This fan in the store was billed as quiet, but it rattles and is noisier than my old fan that I replaced. This fan was installed by a contractor so not installed incorrectly. Very disappointing.
    Date published: 2016-04-29
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  • What are some of the trouble shooting items if the fan does not work when installed

    There is power to the unit, but when the internal plug in inserted wire assembly the fan does not turn or make any noise.
    Asked by: Fan Man
    Thank you for your question. You can check the motor by plugging it into a wall outlet or extension cord. If you motor does not work, you know it’s the motor. You can also check the voltage on the wire panel assembly receptacle. For further assistance, contact Technical Support at 888-336-6151.
    Answered by: NuToneCustomerService
    Date published: 2018-03-23

    Whatbis the little round cylinder thing hanging loose inside the fan

    Asked by: Hvacyech4994
    Thank you for your question on the model ARN80 exhaust fan. The round cylinder thing you are referring to is a starting capacitor for the motor.
    Answered by: NuToneCustomerService
    Date published: 2017-01-05

    How long can the duct be? I want to vent out the side of the house about 14'

    Asked by: bathfan
    Thank you for your question on the model ARN80 exhaust fan. The ARN80 can handle up to 23 feet of four inch, straight rigid duct work. You would need to reduce that distance by four feet for every elbow installed.
    Answered by: NuToneCustomerService
    Date published: 2017-01-09

    The grille spring will pop off on one side or the other .

    When the grille gets within one inch of the ceiling one side comes off. One problem is the electrical box is in the way of the spring but I do not think that is whats causing this.
    Asked by: albert
    Please contact Technical Support at 1-888-336-6151 for assistance with your issue. New springs can be sent out to resolve this issue.
    Answered by: NuToneCustomerService
    Date published: 2016-12-29

    is there a 120 cfm fan motor assembly that can be swapped with the arn80 fan assembly?

    the exhaust for the existing fan is only 3 inches in diameter. I don't think the arn80 can exhaust the air fast enough. it would be really hard to put in new duct work.
    Asked by: bob b.
    Thank you for your question. No, you cannot add a more powerful motor to your ARN80 while connected to 3” duct work. The ARN80 requires a minimum of 4” round duct work to operate appropriately. For more information, contact Broan-Nutone Technical Support at 888-336-6151.
    Answered by: NuToneCustomerService
    Date published: 2018-02-15
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