The Reason a Big Fan Works in the Winter

As a facility manager, you may wonder how a fan can help you save energy in the winter. Here's a brief overview of how it works.
High heating cost problem
According to the US Department of Energy, heating costs for warehouses and other non-residential buildings can be high, amounting to as much as 46% of total energy use. Hot air rises, which traps heat up at the ceiling. It is most pronounced in facilities that use hot air heat.
The science of savings:
HVLS fans work the HVAC system in the winter by creating a gentle downdraft, mixing the warm air near the ceiling with the cooler air near the floor. This results in more uniform temperatures throughout the space, so heaters don't need to run as frequently to maintain thermostat set points. This can lead to energy savings of up to 30%.
Not only that but mixing the air in the room can also reduce the time it takes to warm occupants to desired temperatures. This sustainable solution can lead to a 15% reduction in usage for HVAC systems, which is a massive saving over time.
How it works:
Ameriwind fans can be run at low speeds thanks to their variable speed settings. This pushes the hot air at the ceiling downward, providing workers with warmer, more comfortable air without creating a perceptible draft. Overhead fans get results from their size rather than speed. This means they can thoroughly mix the entire volume of air in space efficiently. Standard ceiling fans are too puny and inefficient, even when run in reverse.
Using an Ameriwind fan in the winter is a great way to save energy and money while providing a more comfortable environment for your employees. Contact us today at 610 987 0488 to learn more about how we can help you create a custom big fan solution for your space.
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