Climate Control Options for Industrial Operations

May 21, 2015

High-volume Low-speed Fan

Do areas of your facility require constant temperatures? Are your employees dealing with significant seasonal temperature variations? These situations all require special conditions – often conditions that are hard to control with people and equipment moving in and out all the time. Let’s examine some climate control options outside the world of HVAC equipment.

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Destratifying Air Layers: Cooler, Energy Saving Facilities

July 3, 2012

warehouse temperature stratification

Why air temperature gradients matter

Temperature gradients occur when air is not moving sufficiently to keep rising hot air mixed with descending cool air, creating warmer temperatures at the ceiling and cooler temperatures at the floor, with temperature variations equal to about .75 degrees per foot of rise. This means there could be six degrees difference from the floor to an 8′ ceiling. In a 40 ft ceiling room, temperatures can vary 30 degrees or more. At a glance, this seems to be a good thing. The floor of your facility, where people have to operate is cooler than the air pressed against the ceiling.

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Reduce Cooling Costs with HVLS Fans

June 15, 2009

Warehouse fan cooling system - ceiling mounted
It’s summer, and it’s hot. No doubt, if you have an air-conditioned facility, your electric bills are headed someplace north of the top of the Eiffel Tower. HVLS (high volume, low speed) ceiling-mounted fans can reduce climate control costs, in particular when your facility is already air-conditioned.

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