Installing a Broan-NuTone bath vent fan upgrade kit.
Installing a Broan-NuTone bath vent fan upgrade kit.

Using a bathroom vent fan that’s vented to the outside is important to remove moist, humid air and odors.

Now you can replace your old, noisy, inefficient bath vent fan with a quiet, new fan in minutes using a bath fan upgrade kit, such as those made by Broan-NuTone.

To install a bathroom vent fan upgrade kit:

  1. Remove the fan cover on the existing bathroom fan.
  2. Unplug and remove the old mounting plate and fan motor.
  3. Vacuum out the old housing enclosure to remove any dust.
  4. Match the mounting plate in the kit to the old one.
  5. Attach the new fan motor to the new mounting plate.
  6. Install the new fan motor and mounting plate in the old housing.
  7. Plug the new fan motor into the housing enclosure.
  8. Replace the fan cover grill with the new one from the kit.

Watch this video to find out more.


Further Information

Bathroom vent fans often don’t get used because they’re old and noisy, so the increased moisture leads to mold and mildew. A bath fan upgrade kit allows you to replace the fan motor assembly without removing the old enclosure.

Just match one of the kit’s mounting plates with your enclosure, attach the fan motor assembly to it, and snap it in place. There’s even a new grill to give it a fresh look. Plus you’ll reduce the fan noise by half and increase air flow by up to 20 percent.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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