If you are a contractor, you are aware that bathroom fans are required for bathroom installations; however, if you have an older home it is completely possible that your bathrooms do not have any type of exhaust fan installed. If this is the case, upgrading to a modern fan can help you clean the air in your bathroom while providing other functions like heat, night lights, and different fan speeds. The specific fan we are going to be reviewing today is the Panasonic FV-11VHL2 This fan is one of the top of the line bathroom fans. It is not great for established bathrooms that already have all of the functions built in separately, but if you are upgrading or installing a new bathroom going with a fan like this can be great for establishing the room. Read on for the full review
From simply a look at this fan you can see that it is meant to blend in but also provide beauty to your bathroom. It has a functional and clean design that shows time was spent in the creation of the product. The integrated features such as fan, heat, light and night light all help the fan be an all in one option for your bathroom.
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First and foremost this is a fan that is designed to quickly and quietly clean and dispel bad air from your bathroom. Panasonic is known for creating fans that are both quiet and energy efficient, and this fan is no different. From the first time you turn it on, you will realize that it is great at what it does. The air can be quickly cleaned, and the energy used will actually help you save money over many normal bathroom fans.
We all know that the cold air is not the nicest way to be greeted after a nice warm shower. The Panasonic FV-11VHL2 addresses this with its built in heater. This heater is not designed to heat the whole room, but to at least take the chill out of the air whenever you need it, and to have it integrated into the fan is a plus.
Light / Night light
The addition of both a light and a night light really help the fan to stand out over many of the other available options. The light is perfect for lighting a small bathroom, while the night light is very dim but great for not stubbing your toe when trying to find the bathroom at night. Some people have complained about the night light being too dim, but I think it is a matter of perspective. If you love having a lot of light while sleeping I’m sure it is to dim but if you just need to find your way to the bathroom it should suffice.
Another caveat is that this fan must be hard wired, it does not simply plug into an outlet. This shouldn’t be a problem if you are doing a remodel, but is good to know so that is doesn’t surprise you.
All in all this is great fan that would really fit well in any bathroom. Bundled with the added features it has a many different reasons to give it a try.
Pros: Quiet, Lots of Features, Energy Efficient
Cons: Night Light to Dim for some, Must be hard wired, on the expensive side.