Nutone Heat Vent-a-Lite with white powder coated grille

This NuTone model #9093WH Heat Vent-a-Lite has a retro look, what with the white powder coated grille. I think the idea is to use this in small spaces that need a little extra space heating… like a basement bathroom. The write up actually indicates four functions (if I am reading it correctly): Light, nightlight, ventilation fan or fan-forced heater. These can be controlled via a wall switch with separate on/off controls for all four functions… Or, it may be used with any standard in-line thermostat to control the heat cycle. I can’t speak to the quality — things don’t seem to be made like they used to — but if you have a bathroom you need to warm up fast in the a.m., this might be a solution worth looking into. Remember — I have another post that identifies kitchen ventilation fans – two models that both look quite spiffy. This Nutone #9093WH looks to be widely available at big box retailers or even Amazon.


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  1. says

    The grille looks pretty much like the one in my parents’ bathroom, circa 1970. It’s hard to improve on a classic design. Although I wish this one was stainless steel instead of white, because I need to install one in our master bath.

  2. Maureen says

    It doesn’t look all that retro in person. And the fan is as loud as an airplane taking off! I just put one in my bathroom remodel and I am not satisfied with it at all. 🙁

  3. ScathingJane says

    I have this fan in two bathoroms now. The heat function is a savior. The ones I have don’t seem that loud. You do know they are on, but you can easily talk.

  4. BuzWeston says

    Other than being white instead of stainless, this is identical to the unit my parents installed in 1966. It’s been in constant production since the sixties. What could be more retro? I think you can still get it in stainless.

  5. Al Humbert says

    I have 2 of these units in my old house and 2 in my current house. They work a long time with no trouble. The noise is average and they stay nice looking. I think that fits the purpose.

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