The Large Industrial Fan Buyer’s Guide

Facilities in hot and humid or cold and damp regions continuously fight with Mother Nature to provide ideal temperatures for employees, and in some cases, their products. Providing these ideal conditions can cause the electricity bills to skyrocket from the multiple HVAC units needed to cool or heat large areas.

As a building owner or facility manager, you don’t need to continually manage the fight between running your HVAC system all day and owing the power company your left kidney and firstborn child.

Implementing a Go Fan Yourself® solution with large industrial fans (or HVLS fans) is the mediator you’ve been looking for. This guide is intended to give you the guidelines to consider when looking at an industrial fan.


When comparing HVLS (high-volume, low-speed) fans in the market, it’s important to review the fans coverage area as it can differ drastically between manufacturers. However, with GFY’s patent-pending technology, the Z-Tech™ HVLS fan from Go Fan Yourself blankets a massive area, moving air to create an expansive comfort zone of up to 30% more air than competitors. As a result, an evaporative cooling effect of up to 10 degrees is achieved. You can feel the difference!

Another plus? The pitched hub allows for providing uniform airflow directly under the fan; typically considered a ‘dead zone’ area for other HVLS fans on the market.


We all know the benefits of a fan when the weather is hot, but not many realize the importance of a HVLS fan when it’s cold outside. A HVLS fan that can reverse it’s rotation will mix the hotter air at the ceiling with the cooler air at ground level without creating a wind chill. Why is that important?

Many HVLS fans can only move in forward rotation and during the winter, the windchill effect the fans produce by operating in the forward rotation lead to the fans being turned off. The Z-Tech™ fan was purposely designed with a symmetrical blade to run in reverse rotation during winter months to help HVAC systems cycle less frequently saving companies big dollars on utility bills.

Just another example of how innovative air movement creates healthy spaces!


During the high heat of summer when the temperature soars above 90 degrees, the air becomes too warm for a fan to provide an evaporative cooling effect and instead just moves hot air. So what do you do to keep everyone feeling cool?

If you selected Z-Tech™ as your HVLS fan, you are in luck! Go Fan Yourself has a breakthrough, patent-pending system, Z-Chill™, that was specifically designed to effectively spot cool the unconditioned space within a facility by perfectly distributing tempered air across the top of the fan. You now have an economical tempered cooling solution to keep businesses operating at their highest level.

Z-Chill™ also provides the ability to apply forced heat and de-stratify 40,000 square feet without creating uncomfortable wind chills while helping equalize the temperature between floor and ceiling.

The return on investment will come in many different areas. First, in a building that is hot, employee production will increase 1-2% per degree the temperature goes down. Workplace accidents will decrease due to less accumulated precipitation on the floor.

Even in the winter, Go Fan Yourself fans can save you up to 40% on heating costs. A big part of the savings comes from our fans ability to run in both directions.

Your bookkeeper will be able to tell the difference in the utility bills 30 days after the fan gets going. Most power companies list power usage for the past 12 months so the comparison will be easy.

The Z-Tech™ fan uses less power than a hair dryer. That’s pretty cool.


Once the fan is installed and turned on, you will know you have made the right decision. You’ll be immediately blown away. Go Fan Yourself looks different than every other fan and works better than every other fan. One look and you will agree, GFY is your source for innovative air movement and healthy spaces!

Large facility owners and managers need to look at every option possible for lowering cooling and heating costs. One of the most cost effective ways to accomplish this goal is by implementing a large industrial fan solution from Go Fan Yourself.

Contact us today for a free on-site evaluation!