New fan designed to improve home indoor air quality
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A new product from Panasonic Eco Solutions North America aims to increase ventilation and increase indoor air quality in homes.
The company’s WhisperFresh Select ventilation fan brings fresh, filtered supply air from outdoors into the home, and helps create balanced ventilation in tightly built, energy efficient dwellings.
The product, being targeted to builders, remodelers and homeowners, can stand alone or be paired with Panasonic's multi-speed exhaust fans.
The company touts WhisperFresh Select as a cost-effective mechanical solution that makes it easier for builders and contractors to meet ventilation requirements for green building standards like ASHRAE 62.2 and Energy Star.
A high-capacity sirocco motor is used to reduce the noise level for quiet and continuous operation. An airflow selector provides the capability to customize the ventilation fan for nine different settings.
The ability to choose the most fitting cubic feet per minute (CFM) level gives builders and contractors the flexibility and assurance that one fan will satisfy a range of ventilation design requirements that meet code and perform as designed.
WhisperFresh Select offers optional built-in features that allow the installer to further customize the fan:
- The reset button informs the homeowner when it's time to check and clean the [MERV 8/MERV 13] filter. A light indicator and alarm signal on the access panel resets every time the filter is changed.
- The humidity setting customizes fresh air supply based on humidity conditions of incoming air. The fan will automatically shut off (or not turn on) when the outside relative humidity is higher than the setting on the humidity dial (from 30 percent to 80 percent relative humidity).
- The temperature setting regulates air temperature when the incoming supply air is too cold. The fan will turn off (or not turn on) when the outside temperature is lower than the setting value (from 15 degrees to 40 degrees). The fan automatically stops operating when the incoming air is higher than 95 degrees.