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BEST iQ Blower System Offers the BEST of Both Worlds: Sleek and Smart Range Hood Solutions for Designers

June 21, 2013

HARTFORD, Wis. - BEST®, a leading designer of luxury range hoods, has introduced the BEST iQ Blower System™, an intuitive range hood blower system that guarantees peak operating performance after installation. The BEST PK22 Range Hood (pictured below, right) is the first BEST Range Hood to be introduced with this technology along with a flush built-in design to allow you flexibility to achieve the range hood design of your dreams.

"When designing a custom hood for my clients, the last thing I want to worry about is the performance of the hood," says Melissa Dominguez, a Miami interior designer and member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). "As a kitchen designer, a system like this would allow me to provide a customizable range hood that ensures easy installation for my contractor along with the technology to eliminate callbacks from clients."

In addition, the BEST iQ Blower System is up to two times quieter than other high-performance range hoods and removes smoke and odors up to 30 percent faster. This system is also up to 22 times more energy-efficient than comparable high-performance range hoods, providing energy efficiency along with the performance consumers expect from BEST. This improved functionality is due to the system's advanced digital motor technology, along with a smooth flow blower and filter design that ensure quiet performance.

The BEST iQ Blower System (pictured left, although designers will likely never see this component) has the intelligence to know when the duct system is severely restricted. If airflow is impeded, an LED light flashes to notify the installer for corrective action. This instant notification means more satisfied clients for designers.

"The advanced technology of the BEST iQ Blower System provides effective, nearly silent normal operation while assuring peak performance for each installation," says Brian Wellnitz, marketing manager, kitchen ventilation, BEST. "This product with the iQ Blower System satisfies the needs of designers in search of the highest-quality, Italian-designed range hoods with the latest cutting-edge technology."

The BEST iQ Blower System will be added to select BEST Range Hood designs throughout 2013.

For more information on the BEST iQ Blower System, visit

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BEST® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America's leading manufacturer and distributor of residential kitchen ventilation products. BROAN® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America's leading manufacturer and distributor of residential ventilation products including range hoods, ventilation fans, heater/fan/light combination units, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Fresh Air Systems, built-in heaters, whole-house fans, attic ventilators and trash compactors. NuTone® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America's leading manufacturer and distributor of residential built-in convenience products including door chimes, central vacuum systems, ceiling fans, stereo intercom systems, home theater speakers, medicine cabinets, ironing centers and ventilation fans.

Broan-NuTone is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® partner.

Broan-NuTone LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc., a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit for more information.

For more information about the full line of Broan-NuTone products,
call 800-558-1711 (BROAN) or 888-336-3948 (NuTone),
write Broan-NuTone,
926 W. State Street, Hartford, WI 53027 U.S.A.
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