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Industrial facilities, from warehouses to airplane hangers, require widespread airflow to help improve worker productivity and safety. Industrial High Volume Low Speed (HVLS) fans provide the added benefit of also reducing costs while helping to protect the environment. Overall, the work of an industrial HVLS fan helps better regulate the indoor air temperature, improves working conditions and allows both people, equipment and machinery to perform at their best.
During winter, industrial HVLS ceiling fans help preserve a building’s heat in a process called destratification, in which the hot air that collects near the ceiling can be evenly redistributed throughout the building. During the summer, those same industrial HVLS ceiling fans help bring down perceived air temperatures through effective air circulation. The high volume low speed (HVLS) products at Refresh Fans are must-have items for any industrial property owner.
If you are already using Air Conditioning to cool your space in the summer months our fans can have a massive impact. By Increasing airflow you can offset your thermostat setpoint in the summer months. According to the US Department of Energy, this equates to a 3-6% savings per degree of offset. This translates to as much as 30% savings with only a 5 degree offset.

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By incorporating industrial HVLS fans into your overall HVAC system strategy, industrial property owners can realize significant energy savings while also taking part in the  growing sustainability movement. Find out how a large diameter HVLS fan can make a difference in your business by using our handy calculator below.

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What Does HVLS Stand For?

The acronym HVLS stands for high volume low speed. This term is reserved for any mechanical fan with a diameter of more than seven feet. HVLS fans are generally ceiling-mounted, and designed for large areas. HVLS fans slowly and evenly distribute air throughout indoor spaces such as warehouses, barns, manufacturing plants, distribution centers etc, helping to preserve heat during the winter and maintain a cool breeze during the summer.

What is Thermal Stratification?

The word stratification stems from the Latin word strata, which means layer, or level. Cooler air is denser than warm air, and it tends to sink to the bottom layer of a building. In buildings with elevated ceilings, which is common in industrial properties, HVLS fans work by pushing the warm air straight down from the ceiling, where it hits the floor and radiates outward until it hits a wall.

The warm air then rises along the walls and begins to circulate, naturally regulating the indoor temperature by redistributing the warmer air. Large ceiling fans eliminate the need for power-hungry HVAC systems to provide the only source of heat for the pockets and layers of cold air that naturally develop in the bottom air layer of a building.

Why Use HVLS Fans in Industrial Spaces?

Large buildings often rely on expensive and wasteful HVAC systems (short for heating, ventilation and air conditioning) to maintain consistent temperatures and humidity levels indoors. The costs of running traditional brute-force HVAC systems like these are simply unsustainable for many industrial applications. HVLS fans are an excellent supplement to any HVAC system, helping lighten the load.

As mentioned above, the three main benefits of using HVLS fans are:

  1. Heating / energy cost savings
  2. Employee productivity / improved machinery lifespan
  3. Environmental sustainability

Cost:  Large ceiling fans help destratify the air, keeping it consistently warm or evenly cool, depending on your business, employee preference and the time of year.

Productivity and Equipment: Studies show that productivity drops for every degree increase in temperature above a certain level Fahrenheit. Maintaining a consistent temperature and regulating humidity will not only keep your workers happy, it will help preserve and expand the lifespan of your stored products or machinery.

Environment: By using less energy to heat or cool your industrial building, you aid the green building movement and take part safeguarding our environment.