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WhisperCeiling 190 CFM Ceiling Surface Mount Bathroom Exhaust Fan, ENERGY STAR

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  • Features a fully enclosed condenser to extend motor life
  • Built-in damper prevents backdraft
  • Rust-proof housing
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About This Product

The Panasonic FV-20VQ3 Whisper ceiling ventilation fan is ultra quiet, energy efficient and easy to install. This single speed 190 CFM fan is designed for larger volume areas up to 200 sq. ft. in residential and light commercial applications. It is ENERGY STAR rated and can be used to comply with ASHRAE 62.2, LEED, IAP, Earthcraft, California Title 24 and WA. Ventilation Code.

Highlights

  • 6 in. ducts adapter and 9-9/32 in. housing depth for ceiling installation
  • Superior performance and quiet operation at 0.8 sone sound level
  • Totally enclosed condenser motor with thermal fuse protection
  • Expandable extension bracket up to 26 in.
  • UL listed for tub/shower enclosure when used with a GFCI branch circuit wire
  • 3-year (36 month) warranty from date of original purchase
  • Built-in damper to prevent backdraft
  • Rustproof paint treatment on galvanized housing
  • Click here to learn more about Eco Options and Energy Efficiency
  • Return Policy

Product Information

Internet # 203762067

Model # FV-20VQ3

Store SKU # 1000385839

Specifications

Dimensions: H 10.16 in, W 15 in, L 15 in

Dimensions

Housing Length (in.)

12.28

Housing Width (in.)

12.28

Product Height (in.)

10.16 in

Product Length (in.)

15 in

Product Width (in.)

15 in

Details

Air Volume (CFM)

190

Amperage (amps)

0.34

Color/Finish

White

Duct Compatible Sizes

6 in

Features

No Additional Features

Grill Shape

Square

Housing Material

Galvanized Steel

Included

No Additional Items Included

Installation Type

Ceiling

Maximum Room Size (sq. ft.)

200

Mount Type

Flush Mount

Pack Size

1

Product Weight (lb.)

16.10 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Room Size

Large Room Fan

Voltage (V)

120/60

Wattage (watts)

43.2

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

Energy Star, HVI Certified, UL Listed

Manufacturer Warranty

All Parts: 3 year(36 month) warranty from date of original purchase.

Questions & Answers

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Q:Do you offer installation
by|Jul 8, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Unfortunately we are manufacturing and sales only. We recommend that you work with a HVAC or electrical contractor or qualified handyman,

by|Jul 10, 2024
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    Q:What are the sones or db noise levels for this 290 cfm fan when operating at full speed of 290 cfm? Suspect Product Description is wrongly stated as 2.0 sones, but that is half of what smaller Panasonic Whisper fans are.
    by|Apr 24, 2024
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  When tested at HVI with .1 inches of static pressure in the ducting the units tests at 2 sones. When tested at .25 inches of static pressure the unit tests at 2.5 sones. This is a test that is certified through the Home Ventilation Institute (HVI)

    by|May 1, 2024
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      Q:Does this use a DC brushless motor?
      by|Jul 21, 2023
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  No, the large CFM Whisper Ceiling units still use an AC motor.

      by|Jul 26, 2023
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        Q:Can we add humidity sensor?
        by|Jun 13, 2023
        2 Answers
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        A:  You could use a wall mounted humidity switch such as the Panasonic FV-WCCS1-W, or something off the shelf at Home Depot from Leviton or Lutron.

        by|Jun 14, 2023

          A:  You could use a wall mounted humidity switch such as the Panasonic FV-WCCS1-W, or something off the shelf at Home Depot from Leviton or Lutron.

          by|Mar 7, 2024
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            Customer Reviews

            4.5 out of 5

            • 4.5 out of 209 reviews
            • 86% recommend this product
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            Quiet and powerful, difficult retrofit
            The positioning of the electrical breakout of this unit makes it difficult to surface mount retrofit without modification. If you can manage to suspend it, it's a much easier job. I had very tight space for which suspension was the best option, and I rigged something up for that.
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            Response from Panasonic TeamJan 5, 2023
            Thank you for your rating! We sincerely appreciate you took the time to provide us with your feedback! -M Panasonic
              • Recommended
              Very quiet! I used this as an exhaust fan for...
              Very quiet! I used this as an exhaust fan for the garage smoking area. Works perfect!
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              Response from Panasonic TeamNov 29, 2022
              Thank you for your input! We are happy to hear you're enjoying the product! -M Panasonic
              • Verified Purchase
              Very quiet works well easy to install
              Very quiet works well easy to install
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              Response from Panasonic TeamJul 14, 2021
              To be able to get support for your Vent Fan, please reach out to the Panasonic Customer Service for Vent Fans during 9AM - 6PM (EST) Monday through Friday via Phone: (866) 292-7299, or via Fax: (888) 553-0723. You can also Email them at: ventfans@us.panasonic.com . Panasonic
              • Verified Purchase
              • Recommended
              1 found this review helpful
              Wow, this fan is powerful! And super quiet too!! Definitely did the trick on our 15'x12' with 12'...
              Wow, this fan is powerful! And super quiet too!! Definitely did the trick on our 15'x12' with 12' ceilings in the master bath. I was looking for the one of the biggest quietest fans. Original owners had a small fan. My husband installed without a problem. He did have to cut the drywall ceiling bigger to fit. We installed a timer for it to stay on 5, 15, 30, 60, etc.. minutes. (The timer is hooked up to the fan and shower light). Works great, no moisture left on mirror after long hot showers!!
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              Response from Panasonic TeamJul 15, 2021
              To be able to get support for your Vent Fan, please reach out to the Panasonic Customer Service for Vent Fans during 9AM - 6PM (EST) Monday through Friday via Phone: (866) 292-7299, or via Fax: (888) 553-0723. You can also Email them at: ventfans@us.panasonic.com . Panasonic
              • DIY
              • Recommended
              11 found this review helpful
              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.
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              Response from Panasonic TeamJul 16, 2021
              To be able to get support for your Vent Fan, please reach out to the Panasonic Customer Service for Vent Fans during 9AM - 6PM (EST) Monday through Friday via Phone: (866) 292-7299, or via Fax: (888) 553-0723. You can also Email them at: ventfans@us.panasonic.com . Panasonic
              • DIY
              • Verified Purchase
              • Recommended
              8 found this review helpful
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              • Verified Purchase
              Strong and silent for a 290 cfm. I replaced a 80 cfm Broan that produces same amount of noise as this Panasonic with 290 cfm.
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              • Verified Purchase
              • Verified Purchase
              I used this to replace a less powerful heat-vent-light that wore out in a fairly large bathroom. Although it doesn't have a heater, this moves much more air and moisture than the previous unit, and it is so quiet that I cannot hear it at all when the shower is running.
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              • Verified Purchase
              powerful, quiet, sleek
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