Updated February 24, 2021 by Kaivaan Kermani

The 9 Best Exhaust Fans With Shutters

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in November of 2018. It may not seem like a big deal, but improving the ventilation in your house can have a significant positive impact on your daily life. You can easily accomplish this by installing one of these exhaust fans in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, attic or basement. Suitable for commercial applications as well, these options all have built-in shutters, which you can close when they’re not in use. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. AC Infinity Airlift

2. GloryBear Wall Mount

3. TPI CE14-DS

Editor's Notes

February 23, 2021:

While the general durability of exhaust fans, or the power, volumetric flow rate (in CFM) and efficiency of their motors haven’t undergone drastic changes in recent years, accessibility in our lives have certainly improved, with more smart gadgets entering the market, so this update was an opportunity for me to replace older models with newer, more convenient options which are sold with remote controllers, like the iLiving 12-Inch. Note that you can always buy and install a control box with a remote yourself, though an out-of-the box option will certainly be a lot more convenient.

The AC Infinity Airlift is quite a stylish and unique option with a lot of programming options, and while I’d expect to see these sorts of features and conveniences on a tower fan, I’m surprised to see a ‘smart’ out-of-the-box exhaust fan in the market. I’ve highlighted the 10-inch Airlift here, but they do have a range of other sizes and model variations.

January 08, 2019:

The MaxxAir IF18, Fantech 2SHE0721 and Iliving ILG8SF20V are all available in multiple sizes, which is ideal for commercial enterprises looking to equip a large warehouse. Noted that most of the models on this list are compliant with the standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Also noted that users can order a pre-wired version of the J&D VES161C to make installation easier.

4. J&D VES161C

5. Strongway Direct

6. iLiving 12-inch

7. iPower 12-inch

8. iLiving 20-Inch

9. iLiving 24-Inch with Remote


Kaivaan Kermani
Last updated on February 24, 2021 by Kaivaan Kermani

Kaivaan grew up in a little town called York in the north of England, though he was whisked off to sunny Jamaica at the age of 14, where he attended high school. After graduating, he returned to the UK to study electronic engineering at the University of Warwick, where he became the chief editor for the engineering society’s flagship magazine. A couple of uninspiring internships in engineering later however, and after some time spent soul-searching and traveling across Asia and East Africa, he he now lives and works in in Dubai.


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