Ventilating fans

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Buy ENERGY STAR® to save you money!

An ENERGY STAR certified ventilating fan or exhaust fan (also known as a ventilation or vent fan) uses 50% 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.

Ventilating fans

Key features

  • Use high performance motors and improved blade designs, meaning they’re more efficient, less noisy, and last longer.

Start your research using the ENERGY STAR Product Finder tool to find and compare certified ventilating fans. (NOTE: you will be redirected to the US ENERGY STAR website.)

Helpful tips

  • Use a ventilating fan together with an ENERGY STAR certified dehumidifier to remove moist air locally.

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.


The ENERGY STAR name and symbol are administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada and are registered in Canada by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.