Effective heating can be a challenge for larger facilities with high ceilings. These high ceilings can mean higher heating bills in the Fall and Winter months. And still, you’re not feeling the benefit of all that wasted money, because hot air rises and stays at the ceiling level. This is called stratification. This type of heating has no benefit for the employees, since they are at floor or ground level.
Did you know that heating costs account for more than 35 percent of a commercial building’s annual energy consumption? This statistic is according to the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey. These massive utility bills can quickly cause budgetary headaches, but there is a cost-effective way to save on those heating costs.
The answer - Air Destratification: Ceiling fans that help recirculate the warm air trapped at the ceiling level down to the level where employees are working. This warmer air can help facilitate a more productive work environment, while also resulting in lower heating costs. One type of ceiling fan for larger warehouse and open buildings are High volume, low speed (HVLS) ceiling fans. These fans come in blade diameters of up to 24' and can move 1000's of CFM. Used properly, these ceiling air re-circulation fans can be the most cost-efficient heating and thermal destratification method.