|Item Weight||13.02 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||16.73 x 14.17 x 10.83 inches|
|Item model number||FV-15VQ5|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Style||Compliments all styles.|
|Finish||White Or Cream|
|Amperage Capacity||0.24 Amps|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Air Flow Capacity||150 Cubic Feet Per Minute|
|Special Features||Energy Star RatedEnergy Star Rated|
|Usage||Bathroom exhaust vent fan with grill.|
|Warranty Description||ALL Parts: For period of 3 years (36 months) from the date of the original purchase. DC Motor: For period of 6 years (72 months) from the date of the original purchase. Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL): 10,000 hours Night Light Lamp: No warranty|
Panasonic FV-15VQ5 WhisperCeiling 150 CFM Ceiling Mounted Fan, White
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- UL listed for tub/shower enclosure when used with a GFCI branch circuit wire
- Totally enclosed condenser motor for long life—rated for 30,000 hours continuous run
- ASHRAE 62.2, LEED for homes, ENERGY STAR IAP, CA Title24, EarthCraft and WA ventilation code compliant
- Rustproof paint treatment on galvanized housing
- Superior performance and quiet operation at 1/4-Inch of water gauge
- Built-in damper to prevent backdraft, Thermal fuse protection
- Dimensions (H x W x D) -10.83'' x 14.17'' x 16.73''
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In field tests conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, nearly half of all installed ventilation fans fail the required airflow standards outlined in ASHRAE 62.2 (the recognized standard for ventilation and indoor air quality), despite their advertised CFM.
Rely on a higher power
For a healthy home and healthy living, clean indoor air is essential.
Panasonic is reinventing venting with superior ventilation power that quickly removes contaminated air and moisture from your home. When you install a Panasonic ventilation fan you always get the promised CFM power rating as listed on the box.
Understanding the importance of power rating:
- To move unhealthy air and moisture out of the home effectively, high-powered ventilation is essential. Panasonic fans deliver greater air-moving power as tested and verified in real-world settings.
- Panasonic fans are engineered to perform beyond the minimum 0.1" and 0.25" static pressure benchmarks, despite complicated duct runs
- Our ECM-motored fans provide powerful CFM output and overcome static pressure at the 0.375" level more common on typical installations.
Panasonic ventilation fans deliver the highest power rating to remove air impurities from your home while operating at whisper-quiet audio levels so low you’ll barely know it’s on.
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|Item Dimensions||16.73 x 14.17 x 10.83 inches||13.00 x 13.00 x 8.50 inches||15.00 x 15.00 x 10.16 inches||13.00 x 13.00 x 7.38 inches|
From the Manufacturer
The Panasonic FV-15VQ5 WhisperCeiling 150 CFM fan features a totally enclosed condenser motor and a double-tapered, dolphin shaped bladed blower wheel to quietly move air. Panasonic fans use a wide blower wheel that move a large amount of air at reduced RPMs, so they are quiet enough that you might not even know they're on. Since a .1-Inch water gauge is an unrealistic amount of static pressure when installed, our fans have been rated at 0.25-Inch water gauge, the industry standard for performance measurement for ASHRAE, Energy Star, LEED for homes, and HVI. With a .3 sone level and rated 150 cubic feet per minute, this fan is designed to give you continuous, trouble-free operation for many years due to its high-quality components and permanently lubricated motors which wear at a slower pace. Also, since heat is always detrimental to motor life (the cooler the environment, the longer the motor will last), we designed the electrical configuration of this model's condenser motor to allow it to operate at lower temperatures, increasing the life of the motor and bearings. And, the fan housing is made of heavy-gauge zinc galvanized steel and painted to protect it from rust. This Energy Star qualified fan has a built-in damper to prevent back draft, which helps to prevent outside air from coming through the fan. The Panasonic FV-15VQ5 WhisperCeiling 150 CFM Ceiling Mounted Fan is covered by a manufacturer warranty for period of three years from the date of the original purchase and is sold one item per package.
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We had three of these fans installed by a contractor. The team working our project reported the units went in easily from above the room, but likely would be difficult to installed from within the room due to the 6-inch ducting called for on the 150-CFM model. In most homes, 3-inch or 4-inch ducting is found. As a personal observation, the smaller ducting likely is why other Panasonic units that share common parts are louder - the fans are working against more resistance and therefore move less air with slightly more noise.
As another reviewer noted - there is a significant difference in quality and performance between these units and the "best" available at the various big-box stores. The noise factor is more significant than I thought it would be, these units run at 0.3 sones versus 1.0 sones for the big-box "best" units. Additionally, the Panasonic units have no stamped parts with flanges to bend, and, no cheap fans with rotor play and broad clearances - all indicating sloppy design and construction. Even the packaging is superior, and in my opinion that says a lot about the manufacturing.
The units are so quiet we have accidentally left them running overnight. Some of those count-down timer switches may be my next purchase.
I am confident in recommending these high-capacity, very low-noise fans for new construction and major remodels where ceilings are open from below or attic space is open for work from above. I am less confident for homeowners doing like-for-like replacement due to the duct-size issue with the 150-CFM model I noted above. For that application and would recommend looking at the 110-CFM or 80-CFM models that use the more common duct sizes.
The price differential between these units on Amazon.com and the "best" units at the big-box stores is only about $30 apiece. The quality and workmanship on these units greatly exceeds those "best" ones.
Really is whisper quiet if you install it correctly using 6" rigid duct all the way to a true 6" roof vent. This fan relies on low RPM/high volume flow, so you cannot reduce the diameter at all to fit existing installations. I took off one star because of all the installation modifications and cost required to retrofit this into my newer home.
Additional tip: you must run a minimum of 2'-3' worth of straight rigid duct from the fan itself to your exhaust. Anything shorter, flex duct, or any bends introduces too much air flow restriction and then the fan makes noise. Annoying noise. Like somebody with a plastic grocery bag whipping it around kind of noise.
Installing it is a little challenging because the fan itself is a bit bigger than most anything you've got in there now; you'll need to trim some ceiling away if you're replacing an existing fan, but it's not terrible. The plastic grating is easy to install as are the electrical connections. I liked it so much, I bought another for the other bathroom. This really is worth the money 100%
I can't say enough good things about this fan setup; quiet, efficient, does what it is supposed to. Best of all, I don't have to smell the leavings of others ever again!
First, let me say that it's every bit as quiet as claimed. The gentle "whoosh" sound of air passing through the grill is about all you hear. If you attempt to connect this fan to a smaller than 6" exhaust, or if the exhaust line has too many bends or kinks that restrict air flow, I'm sure it would be louder and less effective. I've read some reviews where buyers have complained about nose or lack of air flow, but then state that they had to buy a 6" to 4" reducer to fit it to the current exhaust line. If you must connect your fan to a 4" exhaust, don't buy a fan with a 6" duct... buy something less powerful.
My only complaint about the fan was that in did not include instructions or recommendations for installation as a replacement fan. The instructions focused on a rough-in installation where drywall would be finished after installation. While that would simplify installation substantially, I suspect most buyers want to upgrade or replace old or malfunctioning fans, and some guidance for a replacement installation would be helpful. In order to install the unit in an existing ceiling location, I had to remove the fan and motor (3 screws, easily accessed) and remove the power and exhaust pane, from the side of the unit (1 screw!) I then was able to connect the wiring box to existing wiring and connected the ductwork. I had to cut the hole bigger to fit the fan housing, then pushed it into the ceiling and temporarily screwed it to a joist until I could affix the proper hangers in the attic. Once the housing was in place, I was able to maneuver and reinstall the power and exhaust panel and replace the screw. I reinstalled the motor/fan with it's 3 screws, and plugged in the motor. Power on, and it works great!
It definitely took extra effort to install this fan as a replacement unit, but I would do it again and I'm contemplating it for my upstairs laundry room. While I've only had it installed for about a week, I think I can safely say that this is an excellent fan for the money and would currently recommend it without reservation. If my opinion changes in a few months, I'll update this review accordingly. after a few months of use
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The product is extremely quiet as advertised.The room size is approximately 160 square ft. and this fan leaves no steam accumulation
on the mirrors or walls and windows.I vented this unit with a 6 inch pipe.I would buy this product again.