An ENERGY STAR certified ventilating fan or exhaust fan (also known as a ventilation or vent fan) with lighting uses 70% less energy, on average, than a standard model. This includes bathroom/utility room fans and range hoods. Ventilating fans that have earned the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient designation are the best of the best – they’ll save you more energy than standard models. Saving energy saves money and reduces your carbon footprint.
- Use high performance motors and improved blade designs, meaning they’re more efficient, less noisy, and last longer.
The ENERGY STAR Promise
All ENERGY STAR certified products are tested to meet strict efficiency specifications and are certified by an independent third party. They perform the same as or better than standard products without compromising performance in any way.
Start your research using the ENERGY STAR Product Finder tool to find and compare certified ventilating fans (You will be redirected to the U.S. ENERGY STAR website).
- Use a ventilating fan together with an ENERGY STAR certified dehumidifier to remove moist air locally.
Regulations set the energy efficiency minimum
Ventilating fans are subject to Canada's Energy Efficiency Regulations, which set a minimum performance standard for their energy efficiency. Find details in the Guide to the Regulations.
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