August 31, 2016

Beat the Heat with HVLS Fans 

As the dog days of summer wind down, hopefully you were fortunate to enjoy the benefits of big industrial ceiling fans known as High Volume Low Speed (HVLS) Fans.

Varying in sizes from 8 ft to 24 ft depending on the facility space, these big fans use small motors requiring relatively little electricity compared to other cooling solutions to give a gentle breeze that provides cooling comfort over very large areas.

This comfort - called evaporative cooling - typically happens when the breeze passes over and helps dry perspiration on the skin. (If the boss comes out of his/her air conditioned office and complains all they feel is hot air ask them to stick around a bit in your environment to fully appreciate the cooling benefits before they complain too much).

You may be in a distribution-center/warehouse, or a manufacturing plant, or a hangar, or an auto repair facility or other large facility space where A/C usually isn’t the most cost effective solution to keep folks cool and comfortable and productive.