The greater emphasis placed on interior design by homeowners these days means a higher demand as well for low-profile electrical appliances. In the realm of air distribution, this means a home exhaust fan that does not obtrude on the room layout, and more importantly, can operate noiselessly and not disturb activities like conversations, listening to music and sleep. Quiet operation is one of the top qualities that buyers look for in electric fans, along with durability, easy installation and convenient usage.
A home fan generally creates positive pressure to expel stale air through the gable or Soffit vents, and at the same time, creates negative pressure to draw fresh air from openings like windows. Different models from recognized brands like Air King and Broan are commonly a choice of ceiling, roof, inline or wall mounted. Bathroom and window exhaust fans, kitchen range hoods, ceiling ventilation fans are popular for commercial and residential use.
The Panasonic FV 05VQ3 Whisper Ceiling mounted fan, the Fantech DBF110 Dryer Booster inline fan, and the Penn Zephyr S series of centrifugal fans are among those specifically designed to function without noise. Blowers that can move larger currents of air through wider wheels and on either side provide a means of eliminating noise, as do acoustical insulation, vibration isolators, and blades running at decreased RPM’s, like with belt-driven fans instead of direct-drive motors.
Choose a home exhaust fan with excellent but easy-to-find features such as an automatic shut off timer or thermostat, lighted controls, easy and/or remote variable speed controls, dual axis rotation, and clear storage.