Panasonic has been a household name for many years and they’re world leaders in the electronics industry. The FV-11VQ5 ceiling mounted fan lives up to the reputation everyone expects. This model has just about every certification required in terms of safety and energy consumption. Certified by the Home Ventilation Institute (HVI), Energy Star Rated and both UL and CUL certified you can be rest assured you’re purchasing a quality product.
Once purchased, the consumer can expect the Panasonic FV-115VQ to last for many years. The reason behind this is the technology the manufacturer has used. Only the highest quality components are included, and Panasonic have intelligently made sure these parts are constantly lubricated (one of the reasons many ventilation fans breakdown). In addition this model’s condenser motor has been designed to run at low a temperature which also prolongs its life.
One of the biggest issues many people have with ventilation fans is the back-draft. This will not happen with the FV-11VQ5, because Panasonic has included an in-built damper that eliminates this problem. Whisper quiet operation is something-else this model boasts, and this can also be attributed to the high quality components used.
What We Liked
- Whisper Quiet Operation
With the Panasonic FV-11VQ5 you will find a patented WhisperCeiling fan. It has a dolphin shaped blower wheel which is double tapered, and a completely enclosed condenser motor which quietly moves the air.
- Trouble Free Operation for Many Years
This ventilation fan has lubricated components and runs internally at low temperatures, thus extending the life of the parts. In addition, the housing is made of galvanized steel, heavy gauge and zinc and is painted to protect it from rust.
- Energy Saving
The FV-11VQ5 is Energy Star Rated and has a high CFM to Watt ratio making it one of the most energy efficient on the market.
- No More Drafts
This model has an in-built damper to eliminate any drafts from air outside.
What We Didn't Like
The FV-11VQ5 is quite weighty for some, since the housing is made from galvanized steel. This can make installation a little difficult, but, once installed, it will last for years.
This model isn’t the cheapest on the market, but since this unit will probably last at least 3 or 4 times longer than other models, it will pay for itself.
The Panasonic FV-11VQ5 ventilation fan has pretty much everything. It’s relatively easy to install. You barely know it’s doing the job it was built for, due to the whisper quiet technology. The manufacturer has kept robustness in mind by making sure internal parts will not wear easily.
It’s not the cheapest model on the market but considering its energy efficiency, it will pay for itself in the long-run.
Last modified: April 21, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)
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