Panasonic is reinventing venting while helping Maryland home builders meet code
Believe it or not, a ventilation fan’s listed airflow may not mean much. Despite the advertised CFM, testing by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows nearly half of all installed ventilation fans fail the required airflow standards outlined in ASHRAE 62.2. That’s a lot of non-compliant vent fans.
Armed with their Installed Performance assurance, Panasonic seems to welcome anyone to test their fans in a real-world environment. Why are they so confident? Their precision ventilation design, which teams a powerful ECM motor with SmartFlow™ technology and Pick-A-Flow™ airflow selector, is the secret sauce.
If a home energy rater fails a fan because it doesn’t deliver the required CFM, the builder is forced to rip it out and install fans that perform as promised. “This has happened more than once, where we’ve been called into big developments to save the day because the original fans didn’t move air effectively to comply with code,” says Jim Shelton, Vice President of Panasonic’s Eco Products Division.
Over the past 25 years, Panasonic has developed many innovative ventilation solutions that set today’s standard for better indoor air quality (IAQ) and healthy home design.
Their ECM motor with SmartFlow technology is a legendary workhorse that just gets better while helping builders meet code on every project. It overcomes static pressure and ensures optimum CFM output despite poorly designed duct runs. Simply put, it moves unhealthy air and moisture out of the home quickly. Pick-A-Flow airflow selector lets you choose the CFM needed to handle the job, ranging from 50-150 CFM depending on the model.
On their mission to help builders comply with code, Panasonic engineers and tests its fans to perform beyond the minimum 0.1” and 0.25” static pressure benchmarks. Panasonic fans are tested to provide powerful CFM output at the 0.375” static pressure level common on typical installations.
That’s Panasonic precision ventilation. Builders get the CFM rating they are promised along with genuine installed performance. Supported by these field-verified air-moving technologies, the builder community says Panasonic IAQ solutions help them simplify design and installation, assure code compliance, and reduce callbacks.
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