Exhaust fans are always tricky things to buy. These things often fail to deliver on the hype they generate. Very often, people end up buying an exhaust fan on reputation. After a few months, the feedback is not so great.
That’s what made me skeptical when going for these tools myself. I needed something for my bath. I had my wallet on a short leash. Let me tell you, I searched for months before finally bumping on to Panasonic FV-15VQ5 WhisperCeiling fan. And I’m glad I did! I found what I was looking for.
Panasonic went ahead and did it with FV-15VQ5! Everything is compact and well thought out when it comes to design. You’ll have some top-notch benefits money can get you with this model.
Interested in hearing what I have to say in my review?
Get on the tide and enjoy the ride!
The Design Impressed Me!
I’m not lying here. It did! This is “Made” for your bathrooms. Panasonic FV-15VQ5 grants the users with a plethora of advantages when used as a part of air ventilation system. Manufacturers worked really hard on the encasing of the fan and the overall design. They have the UL certification to show for that.
One can set it up once and be worry-free for five to eight years. I’m not bluffing when I say this thing comes with a galvanized housing. Users can expect a tight seal to keep water and moisture out. Also, it is rustproof. The paint does a wonderful job of keeping rust and corrosion away.
The machine is ASHRAE certified. This tells you how effective the design is. It is the perfect fit for your bathrooms. Yet, if you guys want to try it with kitchens, go ahead! This just might be the virtual machine that you are looking for!
Enclosed Motor is a Big Plus!
The problem with exhaust fans is that these fans use a lot of energy. Motors often rotate at a brisk pace. Running these fans for an hour or two often results in the motor overheating. But not with Panasonic FV-15VQ5. This little machine runs on a “Condenser-Style” motor.
This motor allows the motor to remain cool for a long period of time. The heat is released outward through the vents along with the air. Smaller parts of the motor are properly lubricated. So, you won’t face problems like a part or two suddenly malfunctioning.
The thing with conventional fans is that the motor runs and produces more heat than actually taking the stale air out. As a result, the motor consumes more energy. With Panasonic FV-15VQ5, motor performs better with less of an effort. Thus, it saves energy too!
Blades and the Blower Wheel Work Like A Charm!
You’ll agree with me when I tell you that blades are the most important part of a fan after the motor. It is imperative for a fan to have quality blades. This exhaust fan from Panasonic is no different.
People get to play with dolphin shaped blades. These blades work well when you need more air with minimal effort for the motor. The FV -15VQ5 that I’m reviewing here drives out 150 Cubic Feet of air per minute thanks to the blades.
These blades are parts of one wide blower wheel that further contributes to increasing the air flow.
Believe It or Not – This Machine Is Quiet!
Conventional exhaust fans sit outside the window. They are noisy too. Most of the times we don’t grant it that much of a significance. But for an indoor fan that continuously expels stale air, noise is a dangerous proposition.
Fortunately, Panasonic Panasonic FV-15VQ5 WhisperCeiling 150 CFM Ceiling Mounted Fan addresses this issue with a great technique. Remember, I spoke about the wide blower wheel? The wheel helps blades rotate at a slower RPM count. As a result, the motor or blades don’t make that much noise.
You Are Safe Everyday – Throughout the Year
Not long ago I mentioned how the motor remains cool thanks to the condenser and slow speed of the blower wheel. A damper inside this fan further increases the lifespan of the motor.
Very often, exhaust fans can get hit by a backlash of expelling hot air outside. Air can very easily flow to opposite direction. Over time, it heats up the motor and damages the parts.
To prevent it from happening, there’s a “Damper” in place. This helps to prevent backdraft. Also, makers put in thermal fuse protector. If the motor overheats for some reason, count on it to break the circuit and keep you safe.
Things I Liked about the Fan
- The design is minimalistic. This thing isn’t bulky or heavy; it doesn’t look odd and overwhelming.
- Panasonic FV fan comes with a capable motor with 30000 hours of lifetime guaranteed.
- The FV-15VQ5 comes with numerous certificates (ASHRAE, LEED for Homes, Energy Star) attesting to the performance standards.
- This fan reduces the annual consumption of energy and thus bills.
- Thanks to the blower wheel and the blades, this machine is noiseless when operating.
Things I Didn’t Like about the Fan
- I couldn’t find any fault with the fan to be honest.
Let’s Wrap This Up
To be honest, I enjoyed reviewing Panasonic FV-15vq5 WhisperCeiling 150 cfm fan. I’ve been using this baby for some time now. I must say, this fan blends in with the interior of the house perfectly. I’m not the sole person going on a positive rant about this machine. There are thousands of happy customers.
Panasonic attained EarthCraft certification that tells you it’ll be a perfect fit with the ventilation systems that people use. Aesthetic benefits aside, it pleases me to see that FV-15VQ5 is at the top of its game day in and day out. Add to that I can hear a pin drop while bathing or cooking meals for a family dinner!
Yeah, it’s quiet, effective, and well within your budget. I’d recommend this to anyone looking for the top exhaust fan that looks the part and does the job at the same time!