Partner Feature: Panasonic Ventilation
For over two decades, Panasonic has delivered innovative, high-performance ventilation solutions that have set new standards for quiet operation and energy efficiency.
Why is proper ventilation really necessary?
Today’s building codes require airtight, energy-conscious home construction. As a result, maintaining healthy indoor air quality has become more challenging. A properly designed mechanical ventilation system prevents costly moisture-related damage like mold and fungus, improves a home’s performance, and saves energy. Better still, a well ventilated home provides high-quality air and a healthier living environment.
Think of ventilation in a home like the air exchange that takes place in your lungs. Each time you inhale and exhale, old and contaminated air is removed while fresh, oxygen-rich air is brought in to replace it. Your home’s ventilation system serves the same purpose by removing old, musty air and replenishing the home with clean, healthy air. Simply put, a home has to breathe.
Harmful pollutants found in every home
Stale, uncirculated air breeds all sorts of harmful pollutants inside a home. These include mold, mildew, pollen, dust mites, pet dander, viruses, and bacteria. Accumulation of these pollutants can result in hazardous health effects for occupants and structural damage to the home.
How to improve indoor air quality
The first line of defense against poor indoor air quality is to reduce or remove the source of pollutants.
Paints, solvents, or other chemicals should be stored outside the dwelling. If you use an attached garage for storage, make sure there’s an airtight seal between the garage and the rest of the home. Better still, use building materials and cleaning products with low toxicity levels.
Unfortunately, it is virtually impossible to completely eliminate all indoor pollutants. Mechanical ventilation provides enhanced protection against these harmful elements. A home with a properly designed and applied ventilation system promotes better indoor air quality, resulting in a healthier home – and a comfortable living environment for the entire family.
For over two decades, Panasonic has delivered innovative, high-performance ventilation solutions that have set new standards for quiet operation and energy efficiency. We’ve earned the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year/Sustained Excellence Award for five straight years. Our latest breakthrough is WhisperGreenSelect™, featuring our intelligent DC Motor and SmartFlow™ technology as well as Plug ’N Play customization modules that make it the right fan for any application.
Thanks to an impressive array of advanced options, our new WhisperGreen Select is the ideal all-purpose IAQ Solution. The ingenious new Pick-A-Flow (50-80-110 or 110-130-150 CFM) technology gives you the ability to select your required air flow with just the flip of a switch. Then, a set of four unique Plug ’N Play modules allows you to further customize the fan by choosing Multi-Speed Operation, Motion Sensor, Condensation Sensor and Automatic LED Night Light. With Multi-Speed you can select the proper CFM settings to satisfy ASHRAE 62.2 continuous ventilation requirements.
WhisperGreen Select also features our revolutionary DC Motor with SmartFlow™ optimum
CFM technology and our unique LED replaceable lamps. Our new Flex-Z Fast™ bracket system
provides quick and easy installation. WhisperGreen Select can also be used to comply with LEED
for Homes, CALGreen and ENERGY STAR® for Homes 3.0.
Four patented modules allow further customization:
Multi-Speed with Time Delay – Allows you to select the proper CFM settings to satisfy ASHRAE 62.2 continuous ventilation requirements. The fan runs continuously at a pre-set lower level, then elevates to a maximum level of operation when the wall switch is turned on, or when the SmartAction® motion sensor or condensation sensor module is activated. A high/Low delay timer returns the fan to the pre-set CFM level after a period of time set by the user.
SmartAction® Motion Sensor – Automatically activates when someone enters the room. Once the settings have been applied, the fan becomes truly automatic, making it ideal for people with disabilities and assisted living environments such as nursing homes and retirement communities. This module also activates an automatic 20 minute delay off timer for the fan.
Condensation Sensor – Helps control bathroom condensation to prevent mold and mildew. Advanced sensor technology detects relative humidity and temperature to anticipate dew point, automatically turning the fan on to control humidity. Built-in Relative Humidity(RH) sensitivity adjustment enables fine tuning for moist conditions and for satisfying CALGreen requirements.
When the condensation sensor is used in conjunction with multi-speed functionality, the fan will kick up to high speed when the condensation sensor detects moisture in the room. This module also activates an automatic 20 minute delay off timer for the fan.
NiteGlow™ LED Night Light – A specialized photocell feature automatically turns on the 1 watt LED night light when darkness is sensed in the room. Hi/Low brightness switch enables you to fine tune the photo cell to work in conjunction with the darkness level of your bathroom. This module also activates an automatic 20 minute delay off timer for the fan.
Install Your Ideal Fan with the New! Flex-Z Fast™ Installation System
Ingeniously designed installation bracket provides flexible, fast and easy installation for all your new construction or renovation projects.
DC Motor with SmartFlow™ Technology
WhisperGreen Select™ features the same revolutionary DC motor that came with our WhisperGreen line of products. With built-in SmartFlow™ technology, WhisperGreen Select™ is designed to perform as rated. When the fan senses static pressure, its speed is automatically increased to ensure optimal CFM output, regardless of a complicated duct run. This feature provides peace of mind, as the installer doesn’t have to worry about compromising the fan’s performance.
WhisperGreen Select™ fan/light models feature a contemporary flush mount grille that incorporates two replaceable, 7W GU24 base LED lamps. Panasonic’s advanced LED technology lasts 4 times longer than compact fluorescent lamps and does not contribute to mercury waste when disposed.