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Panasonic WhisperCeiling 290 CFM Ceiling Exhaust Bath Fan, ENERGY STAR*
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WhisperCeiling 290 CFM Ceiling Exhaust Bath Fan, ENERGY STAR*

$169.83 /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.

  • 6 in. duct adapter
  • 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
  • Thermal fuse protection
  • ASHRAE 62.2, LEED for homes, ENERGY STAR IAP, CA Title24, EarthCraft and WA ventilation code compliant
  • Rustproof paint treatment on galvanized housing
  • Built-in damper to prevent backdraft

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Name WhisperCeiling 150 CFM Ceiling Exhaust Bath Fan, ENERGY STAR* ULTRA GREEN 30 CFM to 110 CFM Ceiling Exhaust Bath Fan, ENERGY STAR WhisperCeiling 290 CFM Ceiling Exhaust Bath Fan, ENERGY STAR* QTX Series Quiet 150 CFM Ceiling Exhaust Bath Fan, ENERGY STAR Qualified
Brand Panasonic NuTone Panasonic NuTone
Ratings (57) (1) (19) (3)
Maximum Room Size (ft sq) 150 100 300 135
Fan Sound Level (Sones) 0.3 0.3 2.0 1.4
Housing Width (in.) 10.25 11.375 12.28 11.375
Ceiling or Wall Installation Ceiling Ceiling Ceiling Ceiling
Housing Length (in.) 10.25 10.5 12.28 10.5
Air Volume (CFM) 150 110 290 150
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what does CFM stand for?

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Cubic Feet per Minute - it's a measure of how much air the fan can move/circulate, so you can compare different models for varying room sizes.
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A fan’s ability to move air is measured in cubic feet per minute (CFM). The bigger your bathroom, the higher the CFM rating you’ll need.
Tip: A fan should have a CFM rating high enough to replace the air in your bathroom at a rate 8 times per hour.
http://www.homedepot.com/c/bath_fans_HT_BG_BA
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cubic feet per min
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CFM stands for cubic feet per minute. It is for measuring the amount of air flow.
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A contractor installed this fan instead of the old Newton fan in the small bathroom 4ft x 8 ft. The mirror is getting mist. Any suggestions?

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The contractor initially installed 80 CFM Panasonic fan to vent the 4ft x 8ft bathroom with shower replacing old fan. We were getting mist on the mirror quickly after starting the shower. Then the contractor replaced it with 290 CFM Panasonic fan. We are still getting mist on the mirror. What can be the reason for my mirror getting mist when 290 CFM is running in 4ft x 8 ft bathroom? Is there a way to fix the problem? The fan is vented outside the attic. My old fan was noisy, but never allowed mist to be on the mirror.
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How well insulated is your attic area directly above the fan?
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open your door, the fan cant suck air if there is no air source.
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I bet you don't have enough "make up" air coming into the bathroom. Try leaving the bath door or window "cracked" open while running fan...if this solves the problem, then you need to have a vent put in the door or cut off part of the bottom of the door...you need to be able to "pull" air from outside the bathroom so the blower can "blow" it outside.
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Description says 6" duct adapter... does this mean the vent is already 6", or that it's the standard 4" with an OPTIONAL adapter? Thanks

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The duct "adapter" that comes off the unit is already 6" and extends out 2"-3" from the fan housing.
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its 6" It does not come with a 4" adapter. This unit is for new construction only. Dont try to install over sheetrock.
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can this fan be used as a wall mount instead of ceiling?

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Panasonics website says fans greater than 190 cfm may be installed in wall given that the unit doesn't stick out the back end.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Not for Retrofit We bought two of these ceiling fans to help vent air out of our 3-car garage. The instructions for mounting within an existing ceiling (not a commercial drop-panel ceiling) were not clear and referred back to a new construction installation. I had to build the header frames around the fans, then mount those (with the fan unit) in the attic space between the ceiling joists. That would not have been bad, except the exhaust duct attachment ends up being too close to the header and required cutting out a semi-circle to allow for a duct adapter. In addition, the electrical junction box attached to the unit is made to be wired from below; however, that doesn't work with a retrofit installation. Also, the screws holding the electrical cover plate were machine tight and extremely difficult to remove with a hand screwdriver. If I had to do it over again - and for anyone else thinking of using these as a retrofit - I would still build the header frame around the fan housing, with the cut-out for the ducting, and I would open up the electric junction box before mounting the unit in the attic space. HOWEVER, now that they are installed (wired serially into one switch), the fans are very, very quiet, considering they are 290 CFM capacity. We are very happy with the finished product and how they operate. September 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Attacks heat from oven when baking This fan moves twice the volume of air than the original. Plus the fan is significantly quieter. October 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product Fan is a monster. We used it in a kitchen inside an office area that was having an issue with the smell of food through out the office space September 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome with moisture but loud I bought this particular unit knowing that its capacity was a lot higher than what I supposedly needed for my small bathroom that measures 5'X8'. However I wanted a unit that would absorb all of the moisture that my old unit was not absorbing. My bathroom's walls outside the shower (tiled) would get all wet after even a quick shower. What a difference this unit makes! Absolutely no trace of moisture even during long hot showers!! I'm super impressed!! Nevertheless the unit is super loud, so I'm a bit disappointed on that respect because I was looking forward to reducing the amount of noise from my old unit which was also pretty loud. I did have to have someone install it and it took 2 people about 3 hours to install so it wasn't a simple job. Bottom line I'm very satisfied with my purchase since it's doing what I needed it to do. July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amazing power and whisper quiet I am so happy with the quality of this product that i am planning to replace the noisy from other bathrooms with this exhaust fan. It is whisper quiet. August 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works great.... The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star rating, is it doesn't fit between the standard "16" on center", and thus you have to build a cradle, or some such modification on your own. If they don't make the dimensions of the fan to those spec's, they should at least include a kit with it to do so. They do have a kit included if you're going to hang it, thus installing it in a suspended ceiling. That being said, it wasn't too difficult to come up with some raw materials to make it work. Haven't ran it much yet, so I don't know how it will stand the test of time, but it's super quiet, and you hardly know it's on. March 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product Exactly what I was hoping for. Much quieter than the original ones that were installed in the house. I should have changed it our years ago. One down and two more to go. May 11, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by poorly designed for remodel electrical junction box is too close to flange, cant be used on top of sheetrock March 4, 2016
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