How HVLS Fans Enhance Industrial Environments

The average working person spends a little over a third of their waking hours at work. The environment they work in thus has very significant impact on their health and well-being. Anything in the work environment that leads to discomfort can negatively impact employee morale, health and productivity. When that happens, no one benefits.

HVLS industrial fans are an excellent and cost-effective solution to many indoor environmental problems experienced in manufacturing facilities. Installing one or more fans can solve many different heating, cooling, ventilation and energy efficiency issues in your facility. Here are just a few:

Ways HVLS Fans Create a More Comfortable Industrial Workplace

  1. Energy efficient cooling. In the heat of summer or when production is high, an industrial workplace can become an uncomfortably warm place to work. An HVLS fan provides a steady flow of air to provide an evaporative cooling effect for sweaty employees. This can help them feel up to 10 degrees cooler much more cost effectively than setting the air conditioning lower.
  2. Sweaty slab relief. That same evaporative effect also helps lower the incidence of sweating slab syndrome (SSS), a condition common in industrial buildings. SSS occurs when warm, moist air comes in contact with a concrete floor that is cooler than the dew point. Moisture condenses on the slab, creating hazardous slippery conditions and facilitating the growth of mold. Not only do HVLS fans provide drying breezes, they also help to force air downward to warm the slab above the dew point faster.
  3. Heating help. HVLS fans help with winter comfort, too. Run them in reverse to destratify indoor air, bringing the heat to ground level where your employees will appreciate it.
  4. Sick building solution. “Sick building syndrome” refers to a condition where occupants of a building experience health problems related to time spent in the building. Often, poor air quality is to blame. HVLS fans can help prevent or alleviate sick building syndrome by improving ventilation in the building. Because one fan can move such large volumes of air (just one of our Z-Tech™ HVLS fans can destratify up to 40,000 square feet), they are very effective at preventing the buildup of indoor air pollutants in a cost-effective way.


Looking to Improve Indoor Environmental Conditions in Your Industrial Facility?

HVLS fans’ high-area coverage, low-energy use and effective cooling and ventilating qualities make them a natural choice when you need a solution to indoor air quality problems. The best thing is, they are cost-effective to install and usually pay for themselves quickly in energy savings. Your employees will thank you, and so will your CFO.

VividAir offers a number of high-quality HVLS fan solutions suitable for industrial facilities. Check them out here. If you’d like to learn more, call us at 844-874-3833 — or contact us here today.