For many homes, humidity must be removed in order to prevent possible damage, and thankfully this can be done with the Broan QTRE100S. Humidity is a death sentence for many items inside a home, such as paintings, portraits, books, and just about any other item constructed of paper. In order to remove humidity from a particular room, the Broan QTRE100S may be installed to not only detect humidity levels, but carefully and quietly remove the humidity. For anyone living in a heavy humidity environment (such as the southeast), having this equipment installed is necessary to protect items in the house, plus reduce the dampness level in the particular room.
The Broan QTRE100S is a five pound silent humidity sensor fan that detects humidity at the ceiling level. This is because the equipment is installed inside the ceiling. It requires a two inch by eight inch ceiling opening and is perfectly designed for a bathroom or smaller room. For large rooms that experience heavy humidity levels, it is necessary to have a second Broan QTRE100S installed.
Removing humidity from a room is essential, which is why the Broan QTRE100S is important to have installed in any room. This device ensures humidity is properly ventilated and removed when activated. A small sensor in the device is able to pick up the slightest amount of humidity, which then turns the equipment on. With a 20 minute shut off option, the equipment turns off after 20 minutes of running. Of course, if humidity is still detected, the equipment turns back on and runs for another 20 minutes. This ensures it does not use a great deal of electrical power and is always able to shut down, once humidity is no longer present. The Broan hardware is energy star qualified, so you don’t use very much power when the equipment is activated. There are many impressed customers of the Broan hardware, including an individual that goes by the name of Jim. Jim stated “This fan works well and installs relatively easy. I chose this fan because of the automatic humidity sensor and was not disappointed.”
Broan QTRE100S – Cons
The Broan QTRE100S does have some down sides though, so make sure to look through these before purchasing the equipment. To start, it is rather small, and is only suitable for smaller rooms, such as bathrooms or very small bedrooms. If you have a larger room you need to remove humidity from you either need to go with a different product, or purchase multiple Broan detectors in order to remove the higher level of humidity. The equipment is easily installed, but you must install it in the ceiling. There are two problems with this. First, if the ceiling is high off the ground, you need to rent out a ladder, which adds additional costs to the installation process. And second, it only detects humidity at the ceiling level. This means, if the humidity is building up and starting to form near the base of the floor, (from smaller windows and the bottom of doors), the Broan does not detect it until the humidity has reached the ceiling. By this time, damage may have already occurred to items inside the room. Plus, you do need to cut a two inch by eight inch hole into your ceiling, so if you live in an apartment building or complex you are renting out, it is not possible to have this material installed. Also, the fan does produce some noise. According to an individual named Pete,” he stated in a review that “The fan is noisy. It is supposed to be a 1.5 sones noise level fan…don’t believe it.”
If you are looking to protect your home and valuables from humidity, it is important to have well functioning humidity detectors installed. With the Broan, you are able to removed humidity from any room in the house, although larger rooms may need two different devices in order to remove large amounts of humidity in a timely fashion. With its ease of installation and powerful detector, the Broan QTRE100S is one of the best humidity detectors available on the market, and you can’t go wrong with purchasing the equipment and having it installed anywhere in the house.