Top Basic Fan: 

Our top pick is the HUNTER brand. This brand offers fan/light units that are elegant and have ultra-quiet fans. They are backed by a good guarantee and can be purchased directly from their website. hunterhomecomfort.com

 The World's Best Bath Fan: 

The SED 110M from AirZone is our top pick in bath fans. The SED 110M is a premium fan with a two speed DC motor for the ultimate in quiet operation and a motion sensor as well as a small night light. You can select from five available fan speeds to program your fan to meet the specific needs of your bath. You can also program a time delay into the fan that is adjustable from three to thirty minutes. They are backed by a very good guarantee. airzonefans.com

 Other Bath Fan Ratings

We continue our bath fan ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products.

BRAND-----------BASIC---------PREMIUM

AIRFLOW-----------3*------------------4* 

The iCON range offers very quiet fans with a variety of control options. The ECO SELV model is a compact unit with a powerful two speed fan. The units can be controlled by a timer or humidity sensor for energy savings and are backed by a good guarantee. The brand is only available through authorized distributors. airflow.com

AIR KING------------1*------------------2*

This brand is from LASKO and is available in home improvement stores in the USA and Canada as well as online .  The BFC models are basic single speed fans while the ECO E series offers units with a boost speed and the EVD models offer variable speed fans.  The BFLQ70 model features a night light as well as a standard light. They are easy to install with their SNAP-IN bracket but are relatively loud during operation. The EVLDGH model is a very quiet fan/light combo with built-in humidity and occupancy sensors. They have variable airflow settings with two speeds to customize them to virtually any residential bathroom. airkinglimited.com

AIRZONE-------------4*-----------------5* 

This brand is from PANAMEX GROUP. The SE SERIES offers basic fan or fan/light units that are backed by a good guarantee. The SED 110M is a premium fan with a two speed DC motor for quiet operation and a motion sensor as well as a small night light. 

You can select from five available fan speeds to program your fan to meet the specific needs of your bath. airzonefans.com

ALDES---------------<1*-----------------1*

These fans are available for either single point or multi point applications. The units use very basic technology and they are only available through their authorized dealers. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. aldes.us

ALMONARD-----------2*----------------NA

This brand is made in India and features basic wall mounted exhaust fans. They do not have a damper in them which allows for basically an open hole to the outside.

The MEDIUM DUTY EXHAUST fans are available in three sizes and are backed by a pretty good guarantee. almonard.co.in

ARLEC------------------1*----------------NA

These bath fans are made in Australia and also are sold in New Zealand. They offer basic fan only or fan/light combination units.

The MEF range offers fans with  more energy efficient motors but their warranty is not as good as some of the other brands. They can be purchased at all BUNNINGS WAREHOUSE stores. arlec.com.au

BALLU-----------------<1*---------------NA

The CLASSIC SERIES offers both standard units and models with delay timers to shut them off. They are wall-mounted and available in three sizes but their website does not have a stated warranty policy. ballu.ru

BREEZ---------------3*------------------4* 

The BREEZSLIM SERIES offers two sizes of basic bath fans with a standard or optional designer grille. The BREEZ GREENBUILDER SERIES offers fan only or fan/light combination units. The fan/light models have a dimmable LED light for energy efficiency and are very quiet during operation. The BREEZSMART SERIES offers premium bath fans with motion sensing, humidity sensing and dual speed options. They have a night light in addition to the normal LED main light. All of the units use DC brushless motor technology for quiet operation. The brand is from DELTA and offers a variety of models that are backed with a good warranty. deltabreez.com

BROAN---------------3*------------------4* 

This brand is a part of NORTEK and offers a wide selection of units including basic fans, fan/light combos, and fan/heater combos.  The QT series units use "sensaire" technology where they detect a rapid increase in humidity and turn on automatically. The brand offers a wide selection of models and is backed by a pretty good warranty. broan.com

DAMANDEH--------<1*-----------------NA 

This brand is made in Iran and offers basic plastic fans that are wall-mounted or pipe-mounted. The VPH SERIES offers five sizes of fans. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for the products. damandeh.com

ELPAR--------------<1*------------------NA 

These fans are made and sold in India. The MEZZO units are very basic ceiling mounted fans and they also offer basic indoor or outdoor wall-mounted fans. The units can be purchased on Indiamart but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. elparelectricals.com

EON----------------<1*------------------NA 

The FLEETAIR fans are basic wall-mounted exhaust fans. The brand is made and sold in India but their website is not much help. eonelectric.com

EPURAIR----------<1*----------------NA

This brand is from INDUSTRIE ORKAN INC. and is made in China. They offer basic bath fans that can be purchased directly from their website. The EP100G2V is a two speed model but they do not have smart controls and their website does not have a stated warranty policy.

FANTECH------------4*-----------------5*  

This brand is a part of SYSTEMAIR and offers remote mount fans which can be more quiet during operation. They are available in either single point or dual exhaust kits and are backed by a good guarantee. The PB110L7 is a basic single exhaust unit with an energy efficient LED light while the SERENITY models offer premium fans with quiet long lasting EC motors. The SERENITY models feature humidity tracking which maintains the normal humidity in the room and automatically operates the fan to maintain the normal humidity range. The models also sense occupancy and automatically operate the fan as well as providing an option for continuous operation for whole house ventilation. In the continuous fan operating mode you can select the desired operating speed to match the ventilation needs of the home. The PBW 110 is a basic external wall mounted fan that connects to a normal ceiling grille and they are available with or without lights. The brand is normally sold through a dealer network but the basic PB models can be purchased directly at Amazon.com fantech.net

FRESH---------------NA------------------5* 

The INTELLIVENT 2.0 fans are available worldwide and are installed through the exterior wall. They have fully automatic humidity control or can be controlled manually by a timer. They use a low voltage motor for quiet long lasting operation and have two speeds. They are backed by a good warranty by require their option back draught guard to seal off the outside air when the fan is not in use. fresh.eu

GERMAN POOL--------1*---------------NA  

The HTB-716 fans are for heating as well as ventilation. They are available in Europe but their website is not much help. The guarantee on the units is not as good as some of the other brands. germanpool.com

HANABISHI----------<1*---------------NA  

The HCDF bath fans are made and sold in the Philippines. They are very basic fans and are available in two sizes but their website is not much help. myhanabishi.com

HELLER----------------1*----------------NA 

These units are made and sold in Australia. They offer a wide selection of fans and fan/light combos. Their website is not much help and the warranty is not very good (1 year) when compared to other brands. The fan is not good at rapidly exhausting air from the bathroom. gafcontrol.com.au

HUNTER-------------4*----------------NA

This brand offers fan/light units that are elegant and have ultra-quiet fans. The ELLIPSE models have ultra-modern styling with either a bronze or nickel finish and they have a night light. They are backed by a good guarantee and can be purchased directly from their website or from Amazon.com hunterhomecomfort.com

IMARFLEX-------------1*----------------NA

This brand offers basic wall mounted fans in three sizes. They are 220 volt 50Hz units and are not suitable for the North American electrical grid. Their website is not much help and the guarantee on the units is not as good as other brands. imarflex.co.th

ISO-------------------NA-----------------1*

This brand is from QUIRKY and features a very low profile look. The unit is activated by a humidity sensor and features ultra quiet operation as well as a motion activated night light for convenience. The guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands.

IXL---------------------2*----------------NA

These bath fans are made and sold in Australia. The TASTIC line offers a variety of models including the EASY DUCT range which are ducted to the outside of the home. The other models exhaust the air to the attic space which can put excessive moisture in the attic and damage the structure and are not recommended. The SMART SWITCH models include a remote control to operate the unit. Their website is not much help but they are backed by a decent warranty. ixlappliances.com.au

MANROSE-----------<1*----------------NA

This brand is made and sold in the U.K. The SHOWERLITE is a combination fan and light with energy saving LED lighting. The SILENT FAN CONCEAL range offers wall mount fans that have a tile like front cover to blend into a typical white tiled bath. They are very quiet during operation and are backed by a pretty good warranty. manrose.com

MARTEC---------------3*----------------NA 

The TETRA SERIES offers both fan only and fan/light units. The fan/light model features energy efficient LED lighting. The CORE model is a high extraction fan with a turbo fan blade. The units are sold in Australia and are backed by a good guarantee but their website is not much help. martecaustralia.com.au

MERCATOR------------4*----------------NA 

This brand is made and sold in Australia. They offer a wide selection of fan/light combinations as well as units with heating. The COSMO and LAVA lines of 3 in 1 units are backed by a very good warranty and receive the 4* rating. (Other models are not backed by as good of a warranty and only receive a 1* rating.) mercator.com.au

MET MANN------------NA---------------1*  

The MINIVENT ULTRASILENCER is a two speed fan with humidity and occupancy sensors. The units are actually made in Germany by HELIOS VENTILATION and are sold in Europe but their website does not have a stated guarantee for the units. metmann.com

MISTRAL------------<1*----------------NA 

These fans are made and sold in Malaysia. The MEF range offers three sizes of basic wall-mounted fans while the MVF102 is a basic ceiling mount fan that has an extendable exhaust outlet. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for this product. mistral.com.my

NOVOVENT----------<1*----------------1*  

These fans are available in Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa. They are available in four sizes and are for through the wall installation. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. novovent.com

NUTONE---------------1*----------------2* 

This brand offers a wide selection of units including basic fans, fan/light combos, and fan/heater combos. The ULTRAGREEN SERIES offers basic fans in either single or multi-speed models as well as a humidity/motion sensing models. They are very quiet and efficient with the multi-speed models providing continuous ventilation. The INVENT SERIES offers fans & fan/lights that are designed for quick and easy installation. Their "trueseal" damper reduces the air leakage by 50% over other fans to improve the building air tightness. The QT SERIES offers a full range of ventilation options and can even accommodate a speaker accessory with their SENSONIC wireless speakers that can play music from any bluetooth enabled device. The brand is a part of Broan-Nutone but the warranty is not as good as the Broan label. nutone.com

NuVent---------------<1*---------------NA 

This brand is from VENTAMATIC LTD. and offers a wide selection of vent fans and combination vent/lights. The SH series offers basic models to fit any size of bathroom. The NXDHVL model includes directional heat discharge as well as a quiet fan with a light. The warranty on this brand is not as good as some of the other brands. bvc.com

OMEN----------------<1*----------------NA 

These fans are made and sold in India. They are basic wall-mounted fans that are available in three sizes but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. omen-industries.com

ORTECH--------------<1*----------------1* 

This brand features a variety of fans with optional humidity or motion sensing grilles. The SUPER SLIM LINE SERIES offers three models that can fit into those very tight areas as they are shallow enough to fit inside of a normal 2X4 wall. They can be ceiling or wall-mounted and are pretty quiet during operation. The ECONOMY SERIES units are very basic fans that are relatively loud during operation and they are sold in bulk packs to contractors. The warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. ortechindustries.ca

PANASONIC-----------3*---------------4* 

The WhisperCeiling range offers basic bath fans while the WhisperWarm models are a fan/light/heater. The WhisperGreen SELECT models use state of the art DC fan motors with their "smartflow" technology where you can select the CFM that you desire for your application. Their "Flex-Z Fast" bracket provides for quick and easy installation and the units have an energy efficient LED light. They come with a standard time delay control but offer optional motion and humidity sensors. The brand is backed by a pretty good guarantee and can be purchased on Amazon.com panasonic.com

REVERSOMATIC-------<1*-------------NA  

This brand is made in Canada and offers fan only or fan/light combination units. They use basic technology and their website does not have a stated guarantee for the units. reversomatic.com

S & P  -----------------3*---------------5*  

This brand offers both fan only and fan/light combos. The MODEL FF units are basic bath fans in a wide selection of sizes while the PREMIUM CHOICE (PC) series offers four sizes of fans. The PREMIUM CHOICE series offers standard units with AC motors as well as units with state of the art EC motor technology. They are also available in a low profile model for those tight installation places. The units have humidity control and speed control options, are very quiet, and are backed by a good guarantee. solerpalau-usa.com

SOLE-----------------<1*---------------NA

These fans are made and sold in Peru by MT INDUSTRIAL. They are basic wall-mounted fans that can be purchased directly through their website. The SILENTIS stainless steel model has a much better look than the other models. sole.com.pe

TEIBER----------------1*---------------NA  

This brand is a part of CRAFTMADE INTERNATIONAL. They offer basic fan only units as well as fan/light/heat models. Their website is not much help and the warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. teiber.com

TITON---------------<1*--------------<1*  

These units are available with either axial or centrifugal fans. The AXIAL BATHROOM RANGE offers a basic wall-mounted fan but only in one size and it is pretty loud during operation. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. titon.co.uk

VENT-AXIA------------1*----------------5* 

The VASF100 units are basic models with a two speed motor that can be wall or ceiling mounted and have a decent guarantee. The LO-CARBON models have a humidity sensor and are shut off by a timer. The brand is made in the U.K. and they are backed by a very good warranty. vent-axia.com

VENTISOL------------<1*---------------NA

This brand offers basic wall-mounted fans. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. ventisol.com.br

VENTS-----------------4*----------------NA

These kits are available in two sizes and have either single or dual inlets. They have a remote mounted inline fan for quieter operation and they are backed by a very good guarantee. The LD SERIES offers wall mounted fans with a modern looking front cover. vents-us.com

VORTICE-------------<1*----------------1* 

This brand offers a wide selection of models and features. The QUADRO CENTRIFUGAL RANGE includes a washable filter to help to keep the unit and motor clean. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee policy. vortice.ltd.uk

XPELAIR---------------2*----------------3* 

This brand is made in the U.K. by the REDRING XPELAIR GROUP. The CONTOUR RANGE features stylish discreet fans that are available with either ac or dc motors. They are very quiet and can be purchased directly from the manufacturer's website. xpelair.co.uk