Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Nautilus Bathroom Fan Replacement Parts

Home renovation can sometimes be a difficult task. It seems more than often we find ourselves in a bigger project than what we originally started with. We could be simply replacing our bathroom tile floor, but then make a split decision and begin to redo the base boards and replace the main cabinet. Before we know it, the simple project of replacing the tile floor turned into five other projects. However, anyone with experience in home remodeling knows that these projects don’t always go as smoothly as we had planned. There are always small problems along the way that halt the progress of the project.

From personal experience, I have noticed that a major issue in bathroom remodeling is finding bathroom fan replacement parts for older brands such as Nautilus, Aubrey, and Air Care. These parts can be extremely difficult to find, especially when all we need is a simple grille cover replacement to make our bathroom fan look good as new. For anyone who has already tried to find replacement parts for these brands knows that there are countless false advertisements on the internet and the parts are nearly impossible to find. Fortunately, there is one provider that actually has replacement parts for Nautilus, Aubrey and Air Care brands.

A few years ago I purchased an older home with the intent of renovating it and renting it out. The kitchen was an absolute disaster and was definitely neglected from the previous owner. The tile floor was absolutely filthy and the grout was encrusted with a layer of dirt that was impenetrable to even the strongest cleaners; for a while I began to believe the grout was actually black instead of white. The cabinets were just as bad as the tile floor. The doors were covered in a black, greasy film with a bare spot where the doors were regularly opened from. Most of these doors were barely hanging on by a single hinge that wobbled as the doors were opened. It is needless to say that the tile floor and cabinets needed to be completely replaced.

Not to my surprise, the bathroom was even worse than the kitchen. The bathroom floor had a layer of dark brown hardened dirt and the corners were filled with a mixture of dirt and hair that partially crept up the wall. In the ceiling was a Nautilus N678 bathroom exhaust fan that was clearly non-functional. As a result of the broken fan, the walls and ceiling had a large amount of black mold that was clearly a major health risk. If anyone has ever dealt with an excess of black mold before knows that a slight inhalation of the spores can give you serious health issues including lung infections.

Fortunately for me, I have a lot of experience with repairing bathroom exhausts fans. However, it is difficult to repair old brands like Nautilus because there is a high chance that the replacement parts are no longer available or simply too difficult to find. I grabbed my ladder and removed the bathroom fan grille as an endless amount of dust fell from the unit. At this point I could clearly tell that the motor had burnt out due to over use and an excessive amount of dust that probably wore out the motor.

The next task was to find a replacement motor and plastic bracket for the Nautilus N678. In the past I have experienced problems finding parts for older brands. Some search results showed that some websites have the parts that I’m looking for, but then I come to find out that they actually don’t have the parts. Another major issue is that some websites are way too difficult to navigate. I often find myself clicking on a direct web search result and the page that shows up doesn’t have anything remotely close to what I was searching for. Simply put, there are thousands of sites that have fake listings and terrible navigation layouts.

After an hour of searching for replacement parts for my exhaust fan, I finally found a site that has replacement parts for nearly every Nautilus, Air Care, Aubrey, and Broan model. Not only do they have parts for very old brands, their website is very straight forward. If I click on NautilusN678 parts, it will only show those replacement parts and nothing else.

I am fed up with false advertisements about replacement parts for Nautilus, Aubrey and Air Care brands. As a result, I have taken the time to list a replacement part link for each of these brands. Simply click a link below or listed model number and find the replacement part you need.

Nautilus Replacement Parts
Instructions: Click here to go to the Nautilus fan replacement part website. Simply type in one of these model numbers in the model search bar to find your specific model and its associated parts. To save you more time, you can also click on one of these models and it will take you directly to its replacement part page.

Additional Links for Air Care and Aubrey
Brands such as Aubrey and Air Care have made ventilation products other than bathroom exhaust fans. Listed below are direct links to other products made by Air Care and Aubrey. Simply click on a link that corresponds to the product you are searching for.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Air Care Ventilation Fan Replacement Parts

As time progresses and the appliances in our homes age, it becomes increasingly difficult and expensive to keep our home up-to-date. Built-in counter top blenders begin to wear out, range hoods lose the air filtering capabilities they once had, and bathroom ventilation fans become loud and noisy; not to mention the appliances don’t look as good as they once did. Sometimes just a simple bathroom fan cover replacement is all that is needed to bring life back to your home.

However, there are a few underlying issues that prevent us from maintaining our appliances. The issues are that some replacement parts, like bathroom fan covers, are difficult to find, or the product has been discontinued for over 25 years. The most common problem is the original manufacturer is completely out of business and doesn’t offer their products anymore.

Air Care is a prime example of a company who sold thousands of bathroom ventilation systems and kitchen range hoods, but then was eventually bought out by Broan. Since the acquisition of Air Care, they ceased production on their range hoods and bathroom fan systems. Along with the production halt, the replacements parts for these products also quickly disappeared from the market due to lack of availability and production. As a result, many people like my friend Dave have had a hard time finding the parts they need to fix their appliances.

In the great state of Alabama, my friend Dave is in the market of purchasing older homes, renovating them, and eventually turning them for a profit. One of the most common issues in purchasing homes is updating their appliances, especially bathroom fan systems. No one wants to completely replace an existing bathroom fan because that requires finding a fan with the correct amount of CFM, the right dimensions to fit the pre-existing hole, and finding one that gives the bathroom a great look. Not to mention new systems can be very costly.

Additionally, this also takes a large amount of time to install an entire new bathroom ventilation system. This process often requires cutting new holes in the ceiling dry wall and even running new wires to power the new unit. This is why Dave would rather find replacement parts and purchase a new grille rather than a new system.

However, finding Air Care replacement parts is not as easy as it used to be. When searching for these replacement parts, many web results claim that they have the parts for your specific model. However, when the results are explored further, you find that those websites don’t actually have the parts, or they are so confusing you’re not sure if you are actually looking at the part for your specific model. There is nothing more frustrating than purchasing something you need and come to find out later that it is the wrong part.

Luckily, because of Dave, I have been on the prowl searching for the few remaining Air Care replacement parts.  I know that there are thousands of people just like Dave who are looking for these parts but have a hard time finding them and are unsure they are receiving the correct ones.

After multiple years of searching, I finally compiled listings of all the Air Care models and their associated parts to help others like my friend Dave. Hopefully these listings will save you the hassle of installing a new system and save a lot of money in the process.

Located below is a small selection of the most common Air Care bathroom fan models and their associated parts. There are many more models listed on this site that have complete listings of the replacement parts available.

Air Care Bathroom Fan Replacement Parts

Instructions: Click here to view entire listings of Air Care Ventilation models. Simply search the list for your specific model, or type in your model in the Model Search Bar to find your specific model. Located below is a list of the most common Air Care bathroom fan models. If your model is not listed below, go to the main page to find your model.

For additional help, please contact customer service toll free at (866) 368- 8663. There are multiple professionals who have 30+ years of experience with Air Care and can answer all of your questions!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Nutone Bathroom Fan Replacement Parts
Don’t let a broken bathroom fan ruin your bathroom experience. Find the Nutone replacement parts you need to fix your bathroom fan.

Once your bathroom fan breaks, it’s only a matter of time until more serious issues arise. The excessive amount of humidity that was once extracted now remains trapped in your bathroom. Humid air gathers together and leaves a layer of water on the wall. After the course of a few days without proper ventilation, your bathroom becomes the perfect environment for mold.
Fixing your bathroom fan is easy if you know what you’re looking for. The most common part to break in a bathroom fan is the motor. After many years of operation, the motor naturally wears out and needs to be replaced. Below is a list of Nutone bathrooms fan and their replacement parts.
Most Common Nutone Bathroom Fans
In order to find the correct parts to fix your bathroom fan, you will need to know your fan’s model number. To make it easier to find, below is a list of Nutone bathroom fans sorted by CFM rating. Find the model you have below and choose a link for either replacement parts or a whole new unit.

Nutone 110 CFM Bathroom Fan

Replacement Parts 
Complete New Unit
New Unit Price
< 0.3
Humidity Sensor, Lighting, Extremely Silent, Snap-in housing, DC Brushless Motor
Humidity Sensor, Extremely Silent,   Snap-in housing, DC Brushless
1500 watt Heater, 120 watt lighting, ASHRAE 62 compliant
Humidity Sensor, Lighting, Extremely Silent, Snap-in housing, DC Brushless
< 0.7 
Simple Installation, 36 watt lighting, ASHRAE 62 compliant

Nutone 80 CFM Bathroom Fan

Replacement Parts 
Complete New Unit
New Unit Price
Motion Sensor, Extremely Silent, Quick Installation, Retrofit Installation, ASHRAE 62 Compliant
36 Watt Lighting, Extremely Silent, Quick Installation, Retrofit Installation, ASHRAE 62 Compliant
Motion Sensor, 36 Watt Lighting, Ultra Silent, Quick Installation, Retrofit Installation, ASHRAE 62 Compliant
< 0.3
36 Watt Lighting, Ultra Silent, Retrofit Installation, ASHRAE 62 Compliant

Nutone 50 CFM Bathroom fan
Replacement Parts 
Complete New Unit
New Unit Price
< 0.3
Bright Lighting, Silent Sound Technology, Snap-in housing, ASHRAE 62 Compliant
Silent Sound Technology, Snap-in housing, ASHRAE 62 Compliant

Don't wait to fix your bathroom fan. Find the replacement parts you need to keep your bathroom smelling fresh and clean. 

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