The high volume, low speed (HVLS) fans available through Stokes Equipment have proven to be an economical and effective way to keep your workplace cool during the summer. These fans help maintain a safe and comfortable workspace for your employees that is both cost-effective and efficient. This will make your employees happy, boosting productivity while also saving you money. Our HVLS fans maximize the circulation of air throughout your facility and can help your facility feel up to 18 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) cooler.
How It Works
HVLS fan designs allow them to circulate the most amount of air over the largest area at the lowest cost. The slow-moving speed of these fans allows them to circulate air taken from above the fan and push it down towards the ground and out across large distances. In a warehouse environment, the work is often high activity work such as heavy lifting and machine work. HVLS fans will help significantly reduce the temperature in your warehouse which keeps your workers comfortable and productive throughout the workdays.
Two of the most common workplace ailments are slips and falls, and heat-related illness or heat stroke. Using HVLS fans to increase the airspeeds in your facility will give your workers the sensation of cooler temperatures than the constant temperature that is being measured in the facility. This sensation will allow them to work more comfortably and can significantly reduce the risk of heatstroke. The design of HVLS fans also can help reduce the buildup of condensation on the floors of your facility which can help prevent slips and falls. Moving the air down towards the ground allows the floor to stay drier and therefore safer. The reduction in condensation can also help to prevent metals from rusting.
The main function of the HVLS fan is to circulate air throughout your facility rather than direct air in one area like a regular fan (one HVLS fan can replace up to 20 smaller fans). These fans disperse air more evenly over larger areas and are constantly circulating the air to maintain a sensation of cooler workplace temperatures. When coupled with air conditioning, HVLS fans allow you to raise your thermostat up to 4 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) without any change in comfort. You can increase the temperature on the thermostat and still maximize the coolness and comfort of your facility. The savings, especially for larger facilities, can be enormous, and you can reduce the energy consumption in your facility by as much as 20%.
The high speed, low volume fans available at Stokes Equipment are the perfect investment to maintain a comfortable environment for workers, especially during the summer. These fans were designed with safety, productivity, effectiveness, and the environment in mind.