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Ventilation Fans

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Earning the ENERGY STAR means products meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR deliver exceptional features, while using less energy. Saving energy helps you save money on utility bills and protect our climate by helping prevent harmful carbon pollution and reducing other greenhouse gases.

ENERGY STAR certified ventilation fans:

  • provide better efficiency and comfort with less noise.
  • feature high performance motors and improved blade design, providing better performance and longer life.

ENERGY STAR Most Efficient in 2014

News for Homeowners
ENERGY STAR certified ventilation fans with lighting qualify as part of the ENERGY STAR Advanced Lighting Package. The ALP is a construction option that upgrades fixtures commonly used in the home with quality, high efficiency ENERGY STAR qualified models.

Installing adequate ventilation helps to alleviate many common household problems. It also helps to control moisture and remove objectionable odors.

Contractors Differentiate Themselves with ENERGY STAR
Contractors and electricians who install ENERGY STAR certified fans are realizing that they add the perfect finishing touch to their projects. Read about contractors PDF (59KB) that install ENERGY STAR bath and inline fans.

Hotels and Small Businesses Can Save Even More
Because bath fans are used more frequently in business settings, the energy savings are even greater. In locations where the fan is run continuously, switching to an ENERGY STAR bath fan can save up to $75 each year. Read about the Rosen Hotels PDF (77KB), which have realized substantial savings.


Current Specification Effective Date: October 1, 2003

  • Ventilation fans originally qualified for the ENERGY STAR label in June, 2001. ENERGY STAR certified ventilation fans that include lighting use 70% less energy on average than standard models.
  • Must meet maximum allowable sound levels (in sones), minimum efficacy levels (in cubic feet of airflow per minute per watt (cfm/W)), and a percentage of 0.1 in. w.g. static pressure rated airflow at 0.25 in. w.g. static pressure. These various factors differ according to fan type and airflow.

Ventilation Fans Key Product Criteria: ENERGY STAR

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