FROM COMFORT TO COST SAVINGS
The reasons to install high-volume low-speed (HVLS) fans in your warehouse or distribution center are many and varied…But here are the Top 10…
1. COMFORTABLE EMPLOYEES ARE MORE PRODUCTIVE
As temperatures go up, worker comfort goes down, lowering productivity and boosting the potential for errors and accidents. Delivering air speeds of 3 to 5 km per hour, HVLS fans create the feeling of a 3 to 6 degree temperature drop. Employees stay cool, comfortable, clear-headed – and productive.
2. WORKERS NEED TO KEEP THEIR COOL IN THE HEAT.
Prolonged employee exposure to a hot environment can be a real danger – one that increases in proportion to the temperature in the space. By lowering the effective air temperature, HVLS fans can help you maintain the health of your employees who work in spaces where heat puts workers at risk of fatigue, exhaustion and heat stress.
3. YOUR AIR CONDITIONING COULD USE A HAND
Air conditioning a large building can be expensive and complex. Size, occupancy, loading docks, and large doors and windows make consistent indoor climate control difficult. An HVLS fan can help move air-conditioned air throughout the facility, keeping temperatures consistent, and in many cases, allowing the thermostat set point to be raised by up to 2 degrees while maintaining the same level of comfort.
4. YOUR HEATING SYSTEM COULD USE SOME HELP, TOO.
In winter, stratified air forms temperature layers, with the coolest air at the floor and the warmest air trapped at the ceiling. Keeping floor-level temperatures comfortable means overheating upper air levels at a huge energy cost.
An HVLS fan redirects warm air from the ceiling to the floor level, while cooler air at the floor level is pulled up – reducing unnecessary heating and cutting energy use by up to 30%!
5. MOVING AIR IS HEALTHIER AIR.
For a healthy work atmosphere, air needs to circulate efficiently throughout your facility to remove pollutants that can cause illnesses and other air-quality issues. HVLS fans provide air movement that helps dissipate stagnant air and mitigates poor air quality, for greater worker comfort and less financial loss from worker illness.
6. DRY CONCRETE FLOORS ARE SAFER.
Condensation on concrete floors from Sweating Slab Syndrome (SSS) makes them slippery and dangerous for people and equipment. In fact, the majority of workers’ compensation claims result from employees slipping on slick floors. HVLS fans can help reduce or eliminate SSS by minimizing ceiling-to-floor temperature differentials and increasing surface evaporation for a safer working environment.
7. LESS SPOILAGE MEANS LESS WASTE.
Food products, especially produce and medicine can spoil and become damaged if stored with inconsistent temperature control. HVLS fans can eliminate hot or cold “zones” or “pockets” from floor to ceiling that can affect product quality and lead to spoilage. So, you can reduce your costs associated with product waste.
8. MINIMISING MOISTURE SAVES YOU MONEY
Excess moisture and humidity can rust metal products and ruin corrugated cardboard boxes. Increased airflow is key to controlling condensation and corrosion. The air movement produced by an HVLS fan can keep condensation from setting on the floor or product.
9. A FRESHER FACILITY IS A MORE PLEASANT WORKPLACE
Cool, moist environments encourage the growth of mold and mildew, putting unpleasant, musty odors into the air. By keeping air circulating, an HVLS fan can disperse cool, moist, stagnant air and the associated odors, to keep your facility fresh and more inviting.
10. BIG ENERGY SAVINGS DELIVER A FAST ROI
HVLS fans can reduce winter destratification and summer cooling costs by as much as 30%. HVLS fans cost just cents an hour to operate. The result: Your HVLS fan investment will likely pay for itself in less than a year.
THE BOTTOM LINE…
HVLS fans can help:
Keep your employees safer, healthier, more comfortable and more productive.
Reduce your cost of cooling in summer and heating in winter.
Save you money on product spoilage and damage.
Fully return your investment in as little as one year.