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Panasonic WhisperCeiling 80 CFM Ceiling Exhaust Bath Fan, ENERGY STAR*
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Panasonic

WhisperCeiling 80 CFM Ceiling Exhaust Bath Fan, ENERGY STAR*

  • Energy Star certified
  • Super quiet operation
  • Easy to install
$93.95 /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
  • 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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Brand Panasonic NuTone Panasonic Panasonic
Ratings (61) (76) (12) (112)
Maximum Room Size (ft sq) 80 70 50 110
Fan Sound Level (Sones) 0.3 1.0 0.3 0.3
Housing Width (in.) 10.25 12 10.25 10.25
Ceiling or Wall Installation Ceiling Ceiling Ceiling Ceiling
Housing Length (in.) 10.25 10.5 10.25 10.25
Air Volume (CFM) 80 80 50 110
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Can it be mounted vertically in a wall and vented outside?

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September 7, 2015
I am wondering if this fan will work properly if installed in an exterior wall space of a small bathroom and then vented through a wall rather than through the ceiling? I do not have access to the area above the bath ceiling to run any exhaust hose. Exhaust hose would be installed in same stud pocket with a short 1 foot vertical run (up or down?) Thanks.
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October 25, 2016
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I don't see why not....
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October 18, 2016
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No. There are models that will.
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August 2, 2016
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I don't see why it would not work. It may not be as effective as it would be on the ceiling but should be sufficient for a small bathroom. I cannot advise on stud pocket question
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From what I could see, there is no reason why it wouldn't work just fine as long as you have the physical space to fit it in there. The only potential for a problem that I can see is that the blower would bear sideways on the motor shaft, and could possibly wear out faster than a ceiling mount.
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what is CFM

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January 21, 2016
one fan has 80 CFM and another has 110
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October 18, 2016
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Cubic Feet per Minute, the amount of air the fan moves. In a bathroom, this is very important to get as close as possible so you don't move all your heat out, but enough to move the steam out. Measure carefully'
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February 17, 2016
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CFM stands for cubic feet per minute and is used to measure air flow. 80 CFM is sufficient for a standard bathroom.
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January 31, 2016
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CFM stands for cubic feet per minute. It is the total amount of air the fan moves in a minute.
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is fan multi speed can it run cotinious

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October 25, 2016
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Single speed- - on or off
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August 2, 2016
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One speed
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October 13, 2015
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it is a single speed. For a bathroom exhaust fan, single speed is all one need.
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Does this model have humidity sensing control

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August 4, 2016
A lower cost Panasonic model claims auto sensing humidity control but is not in stock
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No it does not.
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WhisperCeiling 80 CFM Ceiling Exhaust Bath Fan, ENERGY STAR* is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 61.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rehabbers beware This is a fine fan, quiet, well built, effective. However, the installation instructions, printed on a super small format, say virtually nothing about retrofitting an old bathroom. There is so much to say! Installing any fan in new construction is a piece of cake. Updating an old bathroom can be very tricky, especially with clearances and proper angling of the duct pipe. This is not a criticism of the fan itself, rather of the suits who presumably oversee production of the pathetic installation pages. I got lucky at several points in the installation, of course consulting online videos and other forums, but still, a few words about where to put the fan opening relative to the duct exit would have been merciful. I'll give it four stars assuming most of the buyers have plenty of room to work and do not need to worry about clearances very much
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting, but with a catch I've seen other people mention that the fan never turns off for them. I've seen similar behavior, and I believe I have an explanation. My bathrooms are relatively small, and the AC vent is in the field of view of the motion sensor. I believe the infrared motion detector sees the different temperature air blowing out the vent as motion, and starts the fan running. If the AC cycles at an interval that's shorter than the timer on the fan, it will never stop running. I plan on trying to block the sensor from seeing in the direction of the vent, but I haven't tried it yet. (Actually, in one case it will even be tripped by people in the hallway walking past the door.) Time to start experimenting with different shaped holes in little pieces of paper.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had this bathroom fan installed in my guest bathroom and it worked perfectly. It looks good in th... Had this bathroom fan installed in my guest bathroom and it worked perfectly. It looks good in the ceiling and removes all odors in the bathroom. I have 2 other Panasonic Whisper fans in my 2 full bathrooms and they are very quiet but extremely efficient in removing steam, moisture and bathroom smells. I was so happy with these, that I purchased the smaller one when my bathroom fan started making loud noises. Biggest problem is to forget to turn them off because they are so quiet. You might consider hooking them to the light switch so that you turn both the lights and fan off/on at the same time. I recommend this product and am very happy with it.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, extremely quiet Great fan, easy to install and extremely quiet! Nothing like getting out of a hot shower and the mirrors are clear. No more sweaty walls and ceiling should make cleaning day a lot faster and easier. Now I have to install one in my son's house.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super quiet This fan cost a little more than others but it was well worth it. So quiet you cannot tell it is on. Good quality.
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased two of these fans, one as a replacement for a 38 year old Nutone fan that was super n... I purchased two of these fans, one as a replacement for a 38 year old Nutone fan that was super noisy and the other for a bathroom that previously had no ceiling exhaust fan. These were ordered online from Home Depot because my local store does not carry them. (They have plenty of Nutone models in stock.) I saved money by ordering at home and having the fans shipped directly to home. They arrived in a couple of days. I used a local HI VAC installer to install both ceiling fans and run new duct work and exhaust vents through the roof of my home. He was very pleased with the fans and once they were installed, he and the other installers noted how quiet the fans were and my wife and I agreed. He said the large blades on the fans were the difference and he thought we made a wise purchase decision. Previously, I had done a lot of online searches to find the quietest fans for smaller bathrooms that would fit my budget and these were the answer. I highly recommend these to anyone seeking a quiet and efficient bathroom exhaust fan.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product for the price. This bathroom ceiling fan looks modern and is easy to use. Just recently had fan installed by professional and seems to work as advertised. Replaced fan that was at least twenty years, hopefully this fan will last as long.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best vent fan ever! This fan is so quiet, I can barely hear it. It is also very effective. Even long, very hot showers leave no steam on the mirror.
Date published: 2016-10-04
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