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Panasonic WhisperCeiling 110 CFM Ceiling Exhaust Bath Fan, ENERGY STAR*
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WhisperCeiling 110 CFM Ceiling Exhaust Bath Fan, ENERGY STAR*

  • Thermal fuse protection
  • Rustproof paint treatment on galvanized housing
  • Built-in damper to prevent backdraft
$117.42 /each

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WhisperCeiling ENERGY STAR rated exhaust fans are super quiet, energy efficient and easy to install. All models also meet ASHRAE 62.2, the ventilation standard required by LEED for Homes, CA Title 24 and other green building standards. A low operating temperature promotes improved performance and longer life. A rust-proof paint coat will keep it looking clean and new.

  • New dual adaptor for 4 in. or 6 in. ducts
  • Superior performance and quiet operation at 1/4 in. of water gauge
  • Totally enclosed condenser motor for long life-rated for 30,000 hours continuous run
  • Easy installation (double hanger bar system)
  • UL listed for tub/shower enclosure when used with a GFCI branch circuit wire
  • ASHRAE 62.2, LEED for homes, ENERGY STAR IAP, CA Title24, EarthCraft and WA ventilation code compliant

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Brand Panasonic Panasonic NuTone Panasonic
Ratings (61) (110) (49) (60)
Maximum Room Size (ft sq) 80 110 100 150
Fan Sound Level (Sones) 0.3 0.3 1.0 0.3
Housing Width (in.) 10.25 10.25 10 10.25
Ceiling or Wall Installation Ceiling Ceiling Ceiling Ceiling
Housing Length (in.) 10.25 10.25 9.25 10.25
Air Volume (CFM) 80 110 110 150
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Can it be installed in a wall?

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September 6, 2015
I have a high ceiling bath, and would like to install this in the end wall of the shower about 8ft above the floor, with a 4" duct running through a 2ft wide linen closet and out the side wall of the house to a 4" dryer vent. Will it work OK mounted on its side in a side wall?
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October 14, 2016
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Not in a regular wall this fan is 7.5 h you need a 7.5in thick wall
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October 20, 2015
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No recommended to install in a wall since it will place stress laterally on the motor shaft. This fan is meant for ceiling installation
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September 15, 2015
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Yes if you have the space. Most walls are 3.5" or 5.5" The motor doesn't know if it's sideways and there is no overhung load on the bearing to speak of. So I say yes you can.
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September 9, 2015
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This is meant for installation in a ceiling and not in a wall.
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Floor register as cover?

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December 22, 2015
Hello, I found a fan covered with an oversized floor register on houzz (please see pic attached). I'm wondering if this fan could be covered with a 10x10 register?
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October 14, 2016
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yes if the fan opening is 10x10
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If you are extremely handy and can modify the mounting hardware from the supplied Panasonic plastic cover I co not see why not. I must admit the picture you supplied does make the fan a lot more attractive. Keep in mind you should make this cover "easily removable" ... you should clean the squirrel cage impella blades at least once a year according to the Panasonic manual. Exhaust dust does indeed Read More
If you are extremely handy and can modify the mounting hardware from the supplied Panasonic plastic cover I co not see why not. I must admit the picture you supplied does make the fan a lot more attractive. Keep in mind you should make this cover "easily removable" ... you should clean the squirrel cage impella blades at least once a year according to the Panasonic manual. Exhaust dust does indeed collect on the impeller blades even when the bath area is kept clean and immaculate Read Less
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January 23, 2016
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This product cannot be altered.
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What is Built-in damper to prevent backdraft?

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A damper is a round flap in the outlet of the fan, so is no air coming back from the outside of the house
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Where air leaves the fan, there's a light weight, plastic flap that opens when air pressure is present (when the fan is on), and closes when the fan is off to prevent air from outside the home blowing back through the fan into your room. Works the same way as most dryer vents where they leave the home.
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December 16, 2015
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Yes, it is.
This Panasonic fan has a built-in damper to prevent backdraft, which helps to prevent outside air from coming through the fan. Also, thanks to our efficient, cool running motors and fluorescent bulbs, it does not create excessive heat-a common problem with recessed lighting fixtures and some competitors' fan/light combinations. Loose fill or batt insulation can be placed directly over the fan
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Yes, it is.
This Panasonic fan has a built-in damper to prevent backdraft, which helps to prevent outside air from coming through the fan. Also, thanks to our efficient, cool running motors and fluorescent bulbs, it does not create excessive heat-a common problem with recessed lighting fixtures and some competitors' fan/light combinations. Loose fill or batt insulation can be placed directly over the fan housing to prevent heat from escaping.
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How quit is it

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Really Quit 0.3 sones
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Quit 0.3 sones
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Do you mean "quiet"? If this is what you mean, it's rated 0.3 cones which is a measurement of quietness. 0.3 sones is one of the better ratings of quietness than the 3.0 sone rated fans made some 10-20 years earlier
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WhisperCeiling 110 CFM Ceiling Exhaust Bath Fan, ENERGY STAR* is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 110.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an amazing fan. Not only is it super quiet, but gets the moisture out of the air quickly... This is an amazing fan. Not only is it super quiet, but gets the moisture out of the air quickly. Had to order it, however, through Home Depot - it was not in the store. I found out about it through research and customer's reviews. If big box stores don't want to go out of business, I suggest they buy and keep the best in their stores for their customers convenience and then the "no-good" products can fall by the wayside.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Darn near silent. Moves a lot of air, but is very, very quiet. Can barely tell it's on, and if the water is running, you can't hear it at all. Probably a little overkill for my small bathroom, but it certainly won't fog up in there with this thing on. I'm considering a timer, because it has already been left on inadvertently. It's really that quiet. Instructions weren't the clearest, but if you're going to be installing this yourself, you probably can figure it out. I would highly recommend that rigid ducting be used when installing this unit. It's so powerful that it will make the flexible stuff move around unless it is anchored in place, which might cause noise. If you want a bath fan that works without a lot of noise, get this one.
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every bit as good as advertised This thing was so quiet, i thought it was defective when i first turned it on. Then I tested the airflow and it was working excellent. No more mirror fogging after showering. The overall box is a little bigger, both in ceiling opening size (apx an inch or so each direction), plus a little taller into the ceiling (attic in my case). But it mounted easily and stable running w/out vibration or any issues. It does take 4" exhaust ducts. So, i had to replace my old 3" runs. It also helps if you have ample intake air potential, for fresh air into the room. The bathroom door was fairly snug to the hall carpet. So, I cut the door 1/2" (off the bottom) to draw better fresh air flow into the room and bad air out the ceiling when the fan runs. Overall, happy with the finished solution. Wish i did years ago. I highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent fan We purchased the 80 CFM & 110 CFM versions of this fan for different size rooms. The 110 version is quite a bit louder than the 80, but the sound is a hum (a big improvement over the clanging industrial sound of the builder grades we replaced). The 80 version is a true "whisper," but obviously doesn't move air as quickly. The duct work in our 10-year old home is 3", so an electrician adapted the connection to fit on the 4" tube this fan & the 80 CFM require.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just purchased We've only recently purchased and installed this ceiling fan. And because we have not had it very long, I can't yet give it a 5 star rating. However, if it proves to be as good as it seems, I would do so. Although the fan is not absolutely silent, it is extremely quiet, which is what I was looking for. I wanted a quiet ceiling fan (a) to encourage its use and (b) because I can't stand the sound of noisy ceiling fans. This product seems to fit that bill.
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SOOO Quiet, almost too quiet though. :-) Overall great product, but Almost TOO Quiet.. it is so quiet is does not muffle any "noises in the bathroom" so if you are looking for a exhaust fan that creates an ambient buzz, this is not the one, but I am not complaining, just mentioning, other than that AMAZING Product, does a great job and is Super Quiet.. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a quality exhaust fan.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great exhaust fan I replaced another unit with this one because the other was too loud. After installing this fan and turning it on, it was so quiet that I was concerned it wasn't doing anything. Sure enough, it's just as strong, pulling odors as well as steam from the shower, but SUPER quiet. Great purchase!
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a difference going from a 3 sone NuTone unit to his whisper quiet unit. It was a bit difficu... What a difference going from a 3 sone NuTone unit to his whisper quiet unit. It was a bit difficult to install as a retrofit in my basement bathroom, but the extra work was well worth it. I had a NuTone 70 CFM which is 3 sones. It would be fine if it was in a top floor bathroom, but in a basement bathroom it sounded like a plane taking off. To install it as a retrofit, I had to cut a wider opening which was simple with a drywall saw. Then I bolted a 2x4 to the nearby joist to get 10.5" between joists. Next I removed the duct/power section from the unit and fit that up in the ceiling and then connected the duct and wiring. With that in place, I then slid the rest of the unit up into place and used 2" long screws to bolt it to the wood. Reconnected the quick disconnect power to the fan and reinstalled the ground screw. Finally turned the power back on and everything worked. So quiet now. Took about 3 hours including a trip to Home Depot to get a conduit connector for where the wiring enters.
Date published: 2016-11-05
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