Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 45
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rambling Awsome
Super quiet! Easy installation the
Color blends and very efficient
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ridgerunner Truly a whisper
This fan is true to its name. It is so quiet that we sometimes forgot it is running. That was one of the main criteria for our choice. The original fans installed by the contractor were low in capacity and very noisy, so we hated using them. We oversized these a little so the humidity is cleared quickly. But the low noise is the best feature. They were easy to install, clearly well-made. Maybe a little on the expensive side but well worth the extra cost.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cfr94 Quieter than expected!
Purchased to replace standard 8x8 bathroom exhaust fan. Definitely will be doing the other bath very soon. Had to enlarge existing hole by 2.25" on 2 sides. Separated the metal exhaust / electrical housing unit from black box. Placed metal piece in new hole first, then slid in the box. YOU DEFINITELY NEED AN EXTRA SET OF HANDS (one in the attic, one to hold fan in place)....IT WILL HELP!!! Once back in the attic, I clipped both pieces back together and re-installed ground screw from the bathroom side. (THERE WAS A LOT OF UP AND DOWN THE LADDER TODAY...LOL). Secured brackets & extensions to studs / 2x4's. Wired up the electrical box, installed (dryer) exhaust tubing, double checked everything then flipped the breaker then the switch. PERFECT....Much quieter than your standard exhaust fan. Bathroom is 8'x5' (40 sq ft) and it's recommended for rooms up to 110 sq ft (roughly 10.5 x 10.5). The bathroom never got steamy even with a very hot shower. Although the bathroom door was closed & steam was still on the mirror after the shower, it gone within 2-4 minutes.
A MUST PURCHASE TO REPLACE STANDARD EXHAUST BOX FANS.
December 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by shoppinguru1 Not as quiet as a 2 sone model...
I'm extremely disapointed with the sound level. Altho it's not noisy or obnoxious, it's also not as quiet as the 80cfm model just installed in my rental that is rated at 2 sones. My first reaction to it is....I don't like it!
April 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Debbie super quiet
This fan was very easy to install and wire. It is super quiet and looks great.
April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarkT Meets Every Expectation
The fan is indeed quiet as you'll see in all other reviews. Certainly worth the few extra dollars over fans available in store. Online purchase and delivery had no hitches. Connected the fan with a Lutron timer (also from HD) to ensure the fan isn't left on. The next step up was the same Panasonic fan with humidity and motion sensor (unavailable through HD), but the cost of those particular bells & whistles was exorbitant (hence my value rating on this product as excellent). I'm a DIYer. Installed in finished bathroom (with access to the attic above), and bent the ends of all four hanger clips (that usually connect under the truss) to enable the fan to rest directly on the drywall. Connected the 4" vent pipe (purchased separately) to the fan with metal tape. Pleased with the install and the product.
March 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYQueen Whisper Quite Exhaust Fan
Very quite exhaust fan - so quite you have to listen for it. Does a great job of pulling out the moist air. Very glad I purchased it.
April 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mjw Remarkable quality, performance, design and engineering. Truly "Whisper" quiet.
Have purchased and installed 2 Panasonic FV-11VQ5 Bath Exhaust Fans to replace existing fans and have 3 more still to do, which will be nothing but Panasonic fans, just not decided which models yet. These may cost slightly more than comparable CFM competitor's fans but well worth the money! The quality deign and solid construction is impressive. Panasonic seems to defy the norm these days by producing a product that is well thought out and superior in design, assembly and performance. For example, in the past when I installed other brands of fans I typically spent 20-30 minutes just sealing the housing to make it airtight. Panasonic was not only airtight out of the box but a much heavier gauge metal housing, far stronger and better designed mounting brackets, installation instructions that actually made sense, the grill is easy to "clip" in place and pulls itself up snug to the ceiling and most importantly this fan really moves some air and does it so quietly and efficiently it's nothing short of amazing!! In the future when I need to install a bath exhaust fan for personal or for a customer it will be a Panasonic, PERIOD.
It is truly refreshing in a time when it seems products of all types are manufactured cheaper, lighter, less durable and so poorly designed to find a company like Panasonic who produces a product that has been well thought through and actually performs as promised. I have ZERO disappointments in this product.
April 10, 2016