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Source: Broan-NuTone LLC press release

Hartford, Wisconsin -- Broan-NuTone LLC, a Nortek Company, introduces a revolutionary mosquito-repelling solution to improve outdoor living. For many families, the outdoor living area is the favorite "room" in the house. Now considered extensions of the rest of the home, decks, patios and backyards exist as living and entertaining spaces, complete with furniture, décor and even kitchens to help homeowners enjoy their time outdoors, particularly in the summer months.

Despite the increase in outdoor living conveniences and solutions, a common problem remains. Homeowners say pesky mosquitoes ultimately prevent them from using their outdoor living spaces to the fullest, especially given heightened concerns over mosquito-borne diseases*. But now, homeowners can spend even more time outdoors without the nuisance of biting mosquitoes thanks to the NuTone Haven Backyard Lighting & Mosquito Repellent System.

As a leader in home comfort and convenience solutions, NuTone adds to its innovative product line with the NuTone Haven Backyard Lighting & Mosquito Repellent System. This product eliminates the need for sprays, messy traps, fuels, candles and torches by providing effective, convenient, season-long** mosquito protection in one complete system. With the flip of a switch or the automatic optimal time/control, the Haven system delivers an odorless, silent and invisible vapor to repel mosquitoes.

"Homeowners put a great deal of time and effort into making their backyards enjoyable and relaxing places to spend time. So, it's no surprise that they will also go to great lengths to protect themselves against annoyances like mosquitoes," said Richard Palmersheim, Group Vice President - Marketing. "With the NuTone Haven Backyard Lighting & Mosquito Repellent System, we offer what no one else can: a season-long, effective solution against biting mosquitoes."

The NuTone Haven Backyard Lighting & Mosquito Repellent System's patented mosquito protection technology is powered by low-voltage electricity. Each Haven fixture contains a mosquito repellent cartridge. When the system is turned on, low-voltage electricity heats the cartridge, which then produces an odorless, invisible and silent mosquito repellent vapor. Each fixture repels mosquitoes within a 110-square-foot area, and four fixtures provide enough coverage for the average deck or patio.

Haven fixtures are available in two options: the light and repellent fixtures feature LED landscape lighting for added ambience to outdoor spaces, while the standard repellent fixtures provide the same high-quality protection for areas where lighting is not needed or already in place. Black and bronze finishes and deck-mounting flanges allow homeowners to further customize the system to fit their own needs and unique aesthetics.

In addition, an optional timer/control allows programming of two circuits (repellent and lighting) for automatic operation triggered by time of day or by solar sensor, furthering the system's ease of use.

NuTone Haven will be available in April. To find a retailer in your area, visit http://www.nutone.com/haven.

About Broan-NuTone LLC

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, balanced ventilation systems (IAQ), built-in heaters, 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, intercom systems, ironing centers and ventilation fans. NuTone has been the preferred choice among electrical professionals since 1936. ULTRA, ULTRAQuick, ULTRAGreen, ULTRASmart, ULTRASilent, ULTRALucent and ULTRASense are trademarks of Broan-NuTone LLC.

Broan-NuTone LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTK), 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 www.nortek.com for more information.

*Proven 90% effective at repelling biting mosquitoes, including the Aedes aegypti mosquito, known to carry the Zika virus.

**Each 24 ml (0.81 fl. oz.) repellent cartridge provides 90 days of mosquito protection when used an average of 2.4 hours/day.