New bathroom fan technology includes wireless speakers and sensors that detect humidity on rise
Forget singing in the rain; it’s singing in the shower that people love to do. In fact, a recent study found that 75 percent of Americans use their smartphones and mobile devices in the bathroom, primarily for streaming music or listening to the news.
In this video from the International Builders' show, Ann Roever, marketing director, household ventilation for Broan-NuTone, explains some of the latest in bathroom fan technology, including the new Broan Ventilation Fan with Sensonic Stereo Speakers that allows consumers to easily enjoy music or their favorite audio, wirelessly, from their own devices during their morning routines.
The system uses an existing bathroom feature to blend in with décor, prevent clutter on countertops and storage spaces, and free up much needed bathroom outlets. Designed ideally for use in the bathroom, the Broan Ventilation Fan with Sensonic Stereo Speakers delivers high-quality audio via most Bluetooth-enabled devices.
“With this product, we wanted to show consumers that bathroom ventilation fans can add more value to their homes and daily routines,” Roever said. “The Sensonic Speakers deliver brilliant audio performance from behind the ventilation fan grille, providing you with your favorite music and audio while hidden in plain sight in your bathroom.”
Sensonic Stereo Speakers are available in two configurations to fit seamlessly into new or current bathroom designs.
The complete Ventilation Fan with Sensonic Stereo Speakers features a powerful yet quiet operating ventilation fan (110 CFM fan, 1.0 Sone) with built-in dual high-fidelity speakers that deliver high-end stereo performance while concealed behind the fan grille.
Developed with the expertise of world-class audio engineers from its sister company, Core Brands, the makers of high-quality speaker systems like SpeakerCraft, Korus, Proficient and Niles, the speakers deliver clear and uninterrupted audio for a full, consistent sound. In addition, the fan’s housing depth and metal construction help to deliver enhanced acoustics that mimic a concert hall experience.
The Broan-NuTone Sensonic Speaker Kit, which has the same high-end audio quality performance as the Broan Ventilation Fan with Sensonic Stereo Speakers can be easily retrofitted to most Broan or NuTone QT Series ventilation fans installed in homes today. Both configurations provide wireless Bluetooth technology to quickly and conveniently connect to Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops, for unbeatable audio entertainment.
Roever also reviewed Broan-NuTone's Sensaire humidity sensing control, which is a stand-alone wall unit that detects a rapid rise in humidity and turns single-speed fans on and multispeed fans from low to high to provide hands-off operation.
Compatible and easy to install with existing ventilation fans, the Sensaire's Automatic Sense-on-Rise technology detects humidity before condensation can form, so the fan clears fogged mirrors more quickly. It features the Precise Sensitivity Adjustment, a continuously variable control that can be set to be more or less responsive to humidity, allowing the fan to work when you want it regardless of climate or season.
The Continuous Ventilation Mode allows users to program the fan for preset minutes each hour, as well as customize shut-off times for different bathrooms to meet ASHRAE 62.2 whole-house mechanical ventilation requirements.
Wall unit design complements decorator switches while concealing user settings with an easily removable door. It also features an LED indicator and manual operation option.
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