Customizable fan offers multiple indoor air quality solutions
Contractors can customize ventilation fan output to ensure the proper air flow to meet building codes with the Panasonic WhisperGreen Select.
At the 2015 International Builders' Show, Patricia Monks, product manager, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America, demonstrated what makes the WhisperGreen Select an all-purpose IAQ solution.
Monks said the WhisperGreen Select features two new technologies, “Pick-A-Flow” and “Plug and Play”, allowing builders and contractors to customize the vent fan for a variety of applications. The Pick-A-Flow speed selector is available via two base models – 50-80-110 CFM or 110-130-150 CFM, and the required air flow can be achieved with just the flip of a switch. Four unique Plug ‘N Play modules allow for further customization, providing the ability to choose from multiple features such as:
- Motion sensor, which activates the fan when it senses a person and automatically returns to the pre-set lower speed when the occupant leaves the room. Once the module is inserted, the fan becomes truly automatic, making it the lowest installed cost solution for meeting ASHRAE 62.2 whole house continuous and spot ventilation. This sensor is also ideal for people with disabilities and assisted living environments such as nursing homes and retirement communities.
- Condensation sensor, which helps control bathroom condensation to prevent mold and mildew. The advanced sensor technology detects relative humidity and temperature to anticipate dew point, automatically turning the fan on to control humidity. 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.
- NiteGlo LED night light, which utilizes a specialized photocell feature that automatically turns on the 1W LED night light when darkness is sensed in the room. Hi/Low brightness switch enables users to fine tune the photo cell to work in conjunction with the darkness level of the bathroom. This module also activates an automatic 20 minute delay off timer for the fan.
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