3 Quietest Fans Rated (Adjusted)
1. Panasonic FV-15VQ5 WhisperCeiling
Single Sone Rating (SSR): 500
Cost Adjustment Rating: 3.28
Comments: For shelling out big bucks for what is essentially a metal box, motor, and fan, you get a high CFM exhaust fan that’s so quiet that homeowners report that they need to install timers because they forget that the fan is on.
2. Panasonic FV-11VQ5 WhisperCeiling
Single Sone Rating (SSR): 367
Cost Adjustment Rating: 3.06
Comments: Panasonic’s lower CFM offering puts out the same number of sones. But factoring in cost makes this one a great deal.
3. Broan Model # QTXE080 QTX Series Very Quiet
Single Sone Rating (SSR): 267
Cost Adjustment Rating: 2.67
Comments: Broan is a familiar maker of fans, heaters, and range hoods, so they know this business. This QTX is lower in CFMs and even lower in price than both of the Panasonics. At $100, this one is a great deal from a solid manufacturer. Most small bathrooms will find 80 CFM more than adequate.