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Delta Breez: Quiet, Energy-Efficient  Bathroom Fans

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:15 AM
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by Brent Ehrlich last modified Dec 16, 2010

Ok, it's been a few weeks since Greenbuild, yet we are still finding interesting products from the show. If you've ever been on the expo hall floor, you know how chaotic it can be. It's easy to miss products tucked among the various booths, lose co... Delta Electronics is no stranger to the fan market, however. The company has been around since 1971. “We are the world’s largest provider of DC brushless fans and switching power supplies,” exclaimed Mike Gazzano, Delta’s marketing specialist. He said, as an OEM supplier to computer manufacturers, his company sells DC fans and motors that are used in laptops, desktops, game systems, and servers. “Essentially they are scaled up computer fans,” he said. The company designs these fans to be quiet and operate at maximum energy efficiency in order to preserve laptop’s battery life or speed up processing—so the technology should carry over well to its bathroom fans. According to Delta’s company literature, its ACH line has an air flow of 80 cubic feet per minute (cfm) but uses only 7.1 watts, for a energy efficiency rating of 11.75 cfm/watt at a static pressure of 0.1 inches w.g. (compared with Broan’s QTXE at about 3.5 cfm/watt). And it is one of the quietest fans on the market at Delta Breez models are available on-line and through select distributors throughout the U.S. but come in only one size, about 9.7 inches square (12.36” grill). Gazzano said that next year the company will be offering different sizes, including a smaller unit for retrofits, as well as models with motion sensors. Delta’s 80-cfm ACH model lists for $185, about the same price as comparable models from other manufacturers, and though the Delta Breez controls aren’t as sophisticated as the motion and air pressure sensors found in Panasonic’s WhisperGreen the company seems to have made a solid transition from computers to bathroom fans. Delta Products Corporation, Inc. Fremont, California 888-979-9889 See more on this product in the GreenSpec Guide Brent Ehrlich is the products editor at BuildingGreen  






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