HVLS (high volume, low speed) fans offer many benefits compared to smaller high-speed fans for warehouses and many commercial facilities. These fans not only cool spaces more efficiently, but they are also environmentally friendly products that save you money.
How They Work
HVLS fans are large and mounted to the ceiling or wall. They range from 8-24 feet in diameter and the large blades move 20,000 pounds of air every minute. The blades push air down to the floor and circulate it out before rising and being pushed down again. This continuous pattern improves cooling during warm days and improves air circulation. Its reverse pattern increases heat movement on cold days.
Energy Efficiency for Sustainability
HVLS fans are very effective for industrial and commercial settings occupied by several workers that do not have a central heating or cooling system in place. However, HVLS fans also improve the performance of traditional cooling and heating systems already in place. The installation of HVLS fans means the HVAC system does not have to work as hard. Thermostat temperatures are set four degrees higher in the summer because of their cooling ability and they run in reverse in the winter to increase heat and airflow.
By installing HVLS fans, businesses protect and sustain energy and get more out of their equipment. The government also offers rewards and incentives for these sustainability practices. Businesses also get rewarded due when money is saved from using environmentally friendly products.
Smaller high-speed fans only cover small amounts of square footage resulting in more fans using more energy and resulting in higher energy bills. Small high-speed fans spend energy while HVLS fans save energy. HVLS fans also allow facilities to turn the heating and cooling systems down or off for a while, saving energy and money.
In addition, HVLS fans create less noise and keep large spaces at a comfortable temperature compared to loud high-speed fans that can sometimes make the space too cold.
If you are looking for an energy efficient heating and cooling product for your facility that will save money, consider HVLS fans. For more information, Mid-America Contractors has a special services department that can help you with any installation project. MAC is a contractor Kansas City property and facility managers have trusted for more than 25 years. Call us today for more information on HLVS fan installation or other needs you have for your facility!