This year we’re partnering with Broan for a few very special projects in our house.
All thoughts and opinions are, as always, our own. 🙂
The prospect and planning for this fairly simple DIY project has had our teenagers excitedly talking amongst themselves for months.
Actually I’m kinda jealous that they get to have the new Broan Sensonic™ Speaker Fan in their bathroom (I’m a bit of a music junkie). But I love those teenagers of ours and they adore listening to music too, so it seemed like a good trade-off for happy – and, ahem, clean – kids!
The fan’s tagline is ‘Your Music Out of Sight’, which I like, because if you’ve ever seen a teenager’s bathroom, out of sight is a very good thing. (Speakers on an already cluttered counter top + a potentially damp room + next to a sink = scary stuff.)
While our kids each have their own iPhone or iPod (depending on age) and love to listen to music while they’re showering, they’re not allowed to take their devices into any room with the door closed, particularly a bathroom.
They also frequently forget to turn on the bathroom fan when they shower. Cue the steamy mess and highly unattractive peeling paint on the ceiling above the shower.
But as of this past weekend both of those problems are now solved.
The fan works just like any other bathroom ventilation fan – you simply flip the switch to turn it on. BUT at the same time you turn on the fan, the Broan Sensonic™ Speaker Fan also turns on the dual speakers neatly hidden behind the fan grill, ready for pairing with almost any Bluetooth® enabled device.
Which means my kids are thrilled to connect their device before they go into the bathroom to shower so they can to listen to their own personal playlist while they shower. (I believe one of them has even created a playlist called “Shower Playlist”!)
Plus the bathroom now stays all moisture free because they’ve actually remembered to turn on the fan! #nomorepeelingpaintontheceiling
Which is a win for mom and dad too.
To install the Broan Sensonic™ Speaker Fan:
1. Turn off the power to your existing fan. You may have to run an extension cord and lamp if the power for your fan is also connected to the bathroom lighting power!
2. Disconnect and remove the old bathroom exhaust fan.
3. If necessary, cut a slightly larger hole in the ceiling drywall (if your old fan is small like ours was).
4. Insert the new fan, connecting both the electrical and the exhaust vent. You may find this easier to do from the attic if you’re working in an upstairs bathroom, like we were.
And voila! You have a Bluetooth® enabled speaker fan with no special installation steps for the speakers because they’re already integrated into the fan.
(Of course if you’re not experienced with DIY, get someone who knows what they’re doing to help you or do it for you!)
Our kids are happy…and I’m happy because we got to check another item off of the new house to-do list!
Do you have any music lovers in your house? How about any teenagers that constantly forget to turn the fan on when they shower?