Since their invention in the 1990s, high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fans have exploded in popularity as a cost-effective, energy-efficient solution for cooling large interior spaces. From warehouses to swanky restaurants, people in many indoor environments appreciate the comfort and cost-saving benefits of HVLS fans. However, did you know that these big commercial or industrial ceiling fans were invented to help animals?
It’s true. The first building occupants to enjoy the cooling effects of HVLS fans were dairy cows. HVLS units like our TAZ and Z-Tech™ fans continue to provide many benefits to animals of all kinds.
If you keep or work with animals of any kind in a large interior space, an HVLS fan can help conditions stay pleasant and healthy for human and animal occupants. Some types of animal care facilities that benefit from HVLS fan installation include:
Animals need proper airflow and ventilation for optimal health. Poor airflow often leads to respiratory conditions for animals in confinement, caused by the buildup of ammonia fumes from soiled bedding and/or from accumulated humidity. Without proper ventilation, air in animal facilities can also stratify — creating stressful, overly hot or cold conditions that can harm or even kill animals.
HVLS fans are an excellent solution. They are inexpensive to operate and provide a gentle, steady flow of air to help keep temperatures constant and comfortable for the animals and their handlers without an excessive amount of stressful noise. Plus, the whole-space ventilation they provide helps keep the air in the entire facility healthy and smelling good.
Contact us here to learn more about how our HVLS fans can improve the health and comfort of your animals.