The Panasonic FV-11VH2 is one of the leading ceiling mounted fan-heater systems available in the market today. It is designed to be quieter, warmer and comes in a compact design. The features f the Panasonic FV-11VH2 are as follows.
The WhisperWarm 110CFM unit is heated by a tubular stainless steel sheathed 1400 watt heating element. The nichrome wire and magnesium oxide used for the heating element ensure sufficient heat transfer as well as provide electrical insulation at very high temperatures. This unit produces up to 110 cubic feet per minute at 0.1 inch static pressure. Despite this high volume, it is pretty quiet at 0.6 sones at the same static pressure levels. Low noise levels are achieved through the use of a double suction blower wheel. This wheel is designed such that it draws in air from both sides of the unit.
The inbuilt damper prevents outside air from being drawn into the unit. It runs on 120V-60Hz power and has a watt power rating of 30.7 at 0.1 inch static pressure. Its condenser motor is fully enclosed and is designed to work in lower temperatures. The motor’s ball bearings are permanently lubricated and made from high quality materials making them highly durable. The Panasonic FV-11VH2 ceiling mounted heater system’s outer casing is made from stainless steel. The steel is zinc galvanized and painted to prevent rust especially if it is in use in humid conditions such as the bathroom. It has a gross weight of 20.1 pounds.
The Panasonic FV-11VH2 has many advantages over other heating systems. They include the following. It is quieter than other fan-heater systems which produce the same amount of air volume. Many of these produce noise above 0.6 sones. The unit is designed to operate even in low temperatures. After switching on, it runs at low speeds at it heats up and the maximum heat levels are achieved in less than a minute after switching on. Its compact size and weight make it among the smallest but efficient heating systems available in the market today. The condenser motor is designed to ensure many years use without need for replacements. Its bearings come permanently lubricated and are made from high quality materials to ensure that they don’t need replacing for a long time. In addition to this, the unit comes with a 3 year warranty. The inbuilt damper ensures that cold outside air doesn’t flow into the unit. This way, only warm air flows out of the unit when in use.
Although it has numerous advantages over other ceiling mounted fan-heating systems, the Panasonic FV-11VH2 also has its disadvantages. They include the following. This unit only works with 120V-60Hz power. Using a different power rating increases the risk of damage to the unit. Although it is designed for bathroom use, it is recommended that you never install it above bathtubs or in shower enclosures. It isn’t completely moisture proof and steam from the bath can short circuit the unit. Unlike most ceiling mounted fan-heater systems, it doesn’t include fluorescent or night lights. Also, efficiency of the fan is at its best when used on ceiling heights of 8 feet or lower. Some users complain that it isn’t as easy to install as claimed.
Panasonic FV-11VH2 – Customer Reviews
To get a better view about the pros and cons of the Panasonic FV-11VH2 here’s a consumer’s perspective.
This is the quietest ceiling heater fan I have bought so far. It also heats up my bathroom quite fast and I also love their design. That said, I wouldn’t agree with Panasonic that its easy to install. It took me a couple of days to figure out. The brackets were a bit large for the hole dimensions Panasonic recommends for mounting…but this was my case. I had to enlarge the holes a bit to fix the brackets. I also found the compact size a bit tricky when it cane to electrical installation the small space and short length of wire to work with wasn’t the best experience for me. The fan works great so far and I would recommend it to my friends.