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Whisper wind exhaust only ventilation durability with continuous run time?

user-956864 | Posted in Green Products and Materials on

Don’t believe any of us know how long a Panasonic Whisper wind fan can be expected to run if exhausting 60 CFM out a bath ceiling if hard wired to operate continuously through time? Anybody have a guess?

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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    Nothing lasts forever, but these Panasonic fans are among the best available. Fifteen years wouldn't surprise me, but I'm just guessing.

  2. user-956864 | | #2

    Thanks Martin. I went to report your guess and my builder resp
    onded w this: the fan that we are proposing. Hampton Bay TY-80-A. - 90 cfm, - 1.0 sone - on 24/7

  3. user-626934 | | #3

    If you want a fan that will deliver 60cfm continuous with low power input and a proven track record, I don't know why you (or your builder, I guess) would consider a Home Depot house brand model (Hampton Bay) with no Energy Star certification and no certified data from HVI.

    Go with the Panasonic FV-08VKS3 - you'll be able to dial in the constant flow rate anywhere from 30cfm to 70cfm (in 10cfm increments).

  4. dankolbert | | #4

    It's remarkable what good fans we can get now for very little money. Delta Breez also makes very good fans. The DC motors and sophisticated controls mean you should get a long life with good ability to tweak for many years. Frankly, if your builder is proposing a Hampton Bay instead, you may have bigger problems.

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