Delta BreezGreenBuilder GBR80LED Exhaust Bath Fan Review
Thanks for taking the time to read our review of the very popular Delta BreezGreenBuilder GBR80LED Exhaust Bath fan. This is a very popular choice for many buyers online thanks to its affordable price, usually available for less than $100.
You can buy this particular exhaust fan as a fan only or with a CFL or an LED light. There are a few other options as well which we will explain in more detail below.
You can also get it with a humidity sensor and it is also available with a 100 CFM rating.
The vast majority of buyers said this is very quiet when compared to other fans of this type.
The other thing that makes this fan different to others, is that it runs of a DC brushless motor. That means it will last a great deal longer, then comparable motors that do use brushes. That is simply because over time brushes will wear out and will need to be replaced.
Delta BreezGreenBuilder Images
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Delta BreezGreenBuilder GBR80LED Video Review
We searched around online to see if we could find a good informative video review of the Delta BreezGreenBuilder GBR80LED. Please check out the video just below as we found it to be very helpful especially if you are planning on installing this one yourself.
How Buyers Rate the Delta BreezGreenBuilder?
65% of all buyers rated this fan with a full 5 stars
6% of all buyers gave this one a bad review
What Buyers Say About the Delta Exhaust Bath Fan?
Now we know how online buyers rate this Delta bath exhaust fan. In this section we examine what buyers have to say about the fan, and their experience when using it.
- 65% of all buyers gave this fan a 5 star review
- Most buyers said this was a very good fan at a very good price point
- Buyers said it was very quiet
- Buyers said the construction was solid and this is a well made unit
- 6% of all buyers gave this fan a bad review
- A few buyers said that they received a fan with a part or 2 missing
BreezGreenBuilder GBR80LED Specification
Many potential buyers like to know the full specification and the technical details of any product before they make a final buying decision. We have provided that specification below so as you know all the details about this fan.
- Measures 8 x 8.2 x 6.6 inches
- 80 CFM
- Weighs 1 lbs
- Uses 120 Volts and 11.6 watts
- Sound level is 0.8 Sones
- Has an LED bulb
- Limited 3 year warranty
- Requires a 4" duct size
- Energy efficient
Our Main Review
Although it is great to know all the technical type of information, we think it is more important to understand what all of that means for you, and for the fan performance in the bathroom. There are two ratings that you will see referred to all of the time. Those are:
- Sone Rating
- CFM Rating
We just want to explain exactly what those mean, so as you have a full understanding of these. They are two very important features to consider, as they directly impact on the use and effectiveness of the fan.
When buying a fan always check out the sones marking. The higher this number is then the louder the fan. For example a Sone 2 is considered quiet, whereas a Sone 4 is considered loud. One sone is similar to the sound of a quiet refrigerator. The better bathroom fans will be rated at about 1.5 sones or less.
This model fan has a sone rating of just 0.8, and that is very quiet.
CFM stands for cubic feet per minute (CFM). In particular the CFM rating on a fan stands for the amount of air that fan can move. This is always measured in cubic feet per minute.
To keep this simple though, and avoid the technical details, the bigger your bathroom, the higher the CFM rating you’ll need. A good quality bathroom fan should have a CFM rating high enough to replace the air in your bathroom at a rate 8 times per hour.
We would recommend using this formula to make sure that you buy the right size of fan for your bathroom. Multiply the length x width x height of your bathroom and then multiply this number by 0.13. That will give you what is referred to as the minimum CFM rating.
Let;s assume your bathroom measured 10 feet wide x 12 feet long and 8 feet high. The total cubic feet size of your bathroom would be 10 x 8 x 8 which is 640 cubic feet. Multiply that by 0.13 (640 x 0.13) and that would be 83.2 CFM. So something like an 80 CFM minimum would do the job
Most bathroom fans are rated from 50 to 110 CFM.
This fan has an 80 CFM rating so just make sure that is the right rating for your bathroom, and that will of course depend on the size of your bathroom.
Ont final thing that you should consider is the mounting option for your fan. The vast majority of bathroom exhaust fans will give you three choices for mounting them. These are:
- Ceiling Mount
- Wall Mount
- Both ceiling and wall mounting
Whichever fan you pick, just make sure it is suitable for where you plan on mounting it.
Our Verdict on the Delta BreezGreenBuilder GBR80LED Exhaust Bath Fan
- The buyer satisfaction rating of 85% is solid and has remained around that rating for a few years so dependable to use
- This is a good basic pedestal fan that most certainly pumps up the air circulation
- The vast majority of buyers are happy enough with the noise levels and those who need white noise for sleeping particular like this model
- There are no frills with this fan other than it has 3 speeds, oscillates and the head can be tilted
- There is no remote control and no timing functions
In summary we would say that the Lasko 1820 is about as basic as you can get when it comes to owning a pedestal fan. As we have mentioned there are no frills and as such little to go wrong with it. All you have to do is pick which speed to use, turn the oscillation on or off, and adjust the angle of the head to suit your purposes.
The guard can be removed for easy cleaning.
It is made by a well known American heating and cooling brand with good customer service support.
It is not suitable for someone who wants to be able to use a remote control or set the fan up on a timer, as neither of these two features is available on this particular Lasko model.