TOP 10 REASONS TO INSTALL HVLS FANS IN YOUR FACILITY
TO COST SAVINGS
There are many reasons to install High Volume Low Speed (HVLS) fans in your warehouse or distribution centre.
Here are the top 10...
COMFORTABLE WORKERS ARE MORE PRODUCTIVE.
As temperatures rise, worker comfort decreases, reducing productivity and increasing the potential for errors and accidents. With air velocities of 2 to 3 miles per hour, HVLS fans create the sensation of a temperature drop of 7 to 11 degrees. Workers stay cool, comfortable, clear-headed - and productive.
2. WORKERS NEED TO STAY COOL IN THE HEAT
Prolonged exposure of employees to a hot environment can be a real danger - a danger that increases in proportion to the temperature of the room. By lowering the effective air temperature, HVLS fans can help you maintain the health of your employees working in spaces where heat puts them at risk of fatigue, exhaustion and heat stress.
3. YOUR AIR CONDITIONING COULD USE A LITTLE HELP
Air conditioning a large building can be expensive and complex. Size, occupancy, loading docks, and large doors and windows make it difficult to maintain a consistent indoor climate. An HVLS fan can help move conditioned air throughout the facility, keeping temperatures consistent and, in many cases, allowing the thermostat set point to be raised by up to 4 degrees while maintaining the same level of comfort.
4. YOUR HEATING SYSTEM COULD ALSO USE SOME HELP
In winter, stratified air forms temperature layers, with the coolest air at the floor and the warmest air trapped at the ceiling. Maintaining a comfortable temperature at floor level means overheating the upper air layers, at a huge energy cost.
An HVLS fan draws warm air from the ceiling down to the floor, while drawing cooler air from the floor up - reducing unnecessary heating and cutting energy consumption by up to 30%.
5. MOVING AIR IS HEALTHIER AIR.
For a healthy working environment, air needs to circulate efficiently throughout your facility to remove contaminants that can cause illness and other air quality problems. HVLS fans provide air movement that helps dissipate stagnant air and mitigate poor air quality, resulting in greater worker comfort and reduced financial losses due to 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 are due to employees slipping on slippery floors. HVLS fans can help reduce or eliminate SSS by minimising the temperature differential between the floor and ceiling and increasing surface evaporation for a safer working environment.
7. LESS SPOILAGE MEANS LESS WASTE.
Food products, especially produce and pharmaceuticals, 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 MONEY.
Excessive moisture and humidity can rust metal products and ruin corrugated cartons. Increased airflow is the key to controlling condensation and corrosion. The air movement created by an HVLS fan can prevent condensation from settling on the floor or product.
9. A FRESHER FACILITY IS A MORE PLEASANT PLACE TO WORK.
Cool, humid environments encourage the growth of mould and mildew, creating unpleasant, musty odours in the air. By keeping the air circulating, an HVLS fan can dissipate cool, damp, stagnant air and its associated odours, keeping your facility fresh and more welcoming.
10. BIG ENERGY SAVINGS DELIVER FAST ROI.
HVLS fans can reduce winter destratification and summer cooling costs by up to 30%. HVLS fans cost just pennies per hour to operate.
The result: Your HVLS fan investment is likely to 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 cooling costs in summer and heating costs in winter.
Save you money on product spoilage and damage.
Get a full return on your investment in as little as one year.