January 20, 2017

HVLS Fan Applications - What to wear depends on where…

As I get out visiting customer sites, my wardrobe selection can be quite varied.

A suit and tie is generally in order if it is a visit to the headquarters of a large big box retailer or multi-site manufacturer.

Khakis and a sweater with a collared shirt is generally the attire for a visit to a clean distribution center or gymnasium.

Jeans and a company logo polo work best when it is a visit to an auto repair or municipal maintenance facility.

For sure it is jeans and rubber boots when visiting a dairy barn.  I can tell you from experience the farmer knows you are just city slicker if you show up in dress shoes and pants.  And boy does the dairy barn “atmosphere” linger on the drive home!

One of the benefits of the HVLS fan business is I get to learn about a whole bunch of different industries.  In the process of educating a customer about the features and benefits of our fans I get an education on their business.

The point is anywhere there is a large space with people or livestock that need cooling in summer or heat in the winter, HVLS fans will make sense.

Here is a broad overview of the many different types of applications that can realize improved comfort, energy savings, and other benefits from installing these big fans -

  1. Warehousing and Distribution - includes locations where goods are stored and/or moved around, delivered and shipped, including the DC/wholesale part of retail, apparel companies and other entities regardless of their sic code (key benefits are comfort, energy and cost savings, increased productivity, and reduced product spoilage). 
  2. Manufacturing/Assembly - includes factory locations where products are made by people regardless of industry sic code (e.g. ranging from boat manufacturers to high tech factories)  (key benefits are comfort, energy and cost savings, increased productivity, and ventilation). 
  3. Agricultural - dairy, farm, feed, and other food related production or processing situations (key fan benefits are being - human and animal - comfort, energy and cost savings, productivity increases, ventilation, and reduced spoilage from humidity and pests). 
  4. Automotive and Consumer - includes auto dealers, repair, and service as well as sports complexes, retail stores, churches, and other locations where the general public may experience the benefits of HVLS fan capabilities (key benefits are comfort, energy and cost savings, and increased sales and productivity). 
  5. Military and Major Airline Hangars, Terminals, and Aviation Repair Centers - many government, quasi-government, and commercial carriers opportunities (key benefits are comfort, energy and cost savings, ventilation, safety, and productivity). 
  6. Municipal - includes DPW facilities, gymnasiums, and public transportation terminals (key benefits are comfort, energy and cost savings, ventilation, safety, and productivity). 

The above is not meant to be a complete list but does show that HVLS fans make sense across so many different industries, limited only by one’s imagination.

The only problem I have is the need for an extensive wardrobe!

Peter Caruso | T 508-653-3500 | info@airmotionsciences.com | www.airmotionsciences.com

January 09, 2017

This Winter Save Energy by up to 50% with HVLS Fans

[ Heat Destratification: the Hidden Saver ]

What really is Heat Destratification?  You don’t see it, you don’t feel it, you don’t hear it.

But done right it really makes a difference.

In your heating bill.

In your comfort.

In your carbon footprint.

I would argue that HVLS fans are the best way to get just the right amount of air moving and mixing to get uniform temperature in large and tall spaces.  They can move the masses of air with just enough force that you don’t feel a breeze, but it is mixed thoroughly.  At all levels and in all the nooks and crannies of the space.

Suh that if you want 65 degrees at the floor level, you also get 65 degrees essentially everywhere else. As opposed to what is far too often the case 65 degrees at the floor, but 85 degrees or more at the ceiling.

Think about that.

Without heat destratification, the heaters are running far too often just to keep the floor level at a desired set point.  But up (and often out) goes the heat nobody is getting to enjoy (and for those working at higher levels they can be working up a needless and uncomfortable sweat).

So the big fans get the air mixed.  The heaters run less often - hence the silence - and the savings.  Usually big savings.

Take the 65/85 temperature difference scenario above.  With heat destratification eliminating the 20 degree difference, that is effectively a 10 degree average effective temperature change in the heated space.  As a typical rule of thumb, one can expect a 3% to 5% reduction/saving in fuel energy usage for every degree change.  By my math that can be a 30% - and yes - even up to 50% savings – even more with greater temperature differences!

It’s the lower utility bills where you can see heat destratification working!

Peter Caruso | T 508-653-3500 | info@airmotionsciences.com | www.airmotionsciences.com