Laundries provide a challenging environment when it comes to maintaining a pleasant temperature and drawing warm air of the area. Perhaps the laundry in question is a large commercial laundry that employs dozens of people and handles thousands of uniforms, sheets and/or towels each day. Or maybe it's a laundromat with walls of washers and dryers where people come throughout its operating hours to wash and dry their hou... Read More
Laundries provide a challenging environment when it comes to maintaining a pleasant temperature and drawing warm air of the area. Perhaps the laundry in question is a large commercial laundry that employs dozens of people and handles thousands of uniforms, sheets and/or towels each day. Or maybe it's a laundromat with walls of washers and dryers where people come throughout its operating hours to wash and dry their household's clothing. Regardless of the particular scenario, choosing the right fan is a vital component in protecting equipment, making people comfortable and venting warm, humid air to the outside.
Proper Ventilation Matters
Even if the dryers at a commercial laundry are all vented properly to the outside, there is still a need to keep the humidity under control. Simply due to the sheer number and size of the dryers and washers used in such a building, the rates of humidity will increase -- and can continue to do so unless the right fans are used.
One of the most common -- and effective -- ways of venting air out of a building are roof fans such as a downblast axial roof exhaust fans, centrifugal roof downblast fans or hooded roof supply fans. While they are all effective at doing so, each has a specific purpose.
- A downblast axial roof exhaust fan is the ideal choice for a commercial laundry facility because it can steadily exhaust air that is mostly clean.
- A hooded roof supply fan or cabinet wall supply fans help purify the air from excessive heat, pollution or both. They also help reduce humidity by exhausting moistures to the outside.
- Aluminum roof supply fans are lightweight, durable and quickly replace the air inside the building with fresh and less humid air.
Reasons the Ventilation System is Important
A major issue with commercial buildings that's often associated with their large size, high ceilings and voluminous space is ensuring that the air inside is replaced quickly enough with fresh air. Because the internal air is often humid, it must be moved as quickly outside as possible. Doing so not only makes customers and employees happier and more comfortable, but it can also make the equipment last longer.
The technological advances that are commonplace on today's washers and dryers are extremely sensitive. Being exposed to high levels of humidity day in and day out can make these parts wear out more quickly. This helps improve the bottom line of the laundry in terms of their profit margin. In addition, it's likely that you'll experience even more cost savings if you use a combination of fans.
Should you use multi-purpose duct inline fans for your commercial laundry or would a different type of fan better? Industrial Fans Direct is here to help guide you through the process of finding the best fans for your commercial laundry. We work closely with you throughout the process.
Simply give us a call today at 866.727.1060 for any questions, suggestions and/or additional information regarding the ideal combination of fans.Read less