Where do High Volume Low Speed fans work best?
High Volume Low Speed (HVLS) fans are arguably the most effective and efficient way to cool large buildings.
They are in fact the only way to cool certain types of buildings, such as uninsulated sheds, without being cost prohibitive to install the system and / or too expensive to operate it. Many times we have customers come to us because a cooling system is not achievable to install, and these fans have provided the best alternative solution for them. We have happy customers who are thrilled to have saved the money on capital and are delighted with the efficiency of the fans – most don’t even notice any increase in their power bill!
Types of buildings that benefit from High Volume Low Speed Fans:
- Industrial Sheds
- Big Box Retail Stores
- Manufacturing Facilities
- Gym / Fitness Centre
- Gymnastics Clubs
- Cow Sheds
- Horticultural Packhouses and Sheds
- Goat Sheds
- Event Centres
How do they work?
These huge ceiling fans have 5 - 8 wide, pitched blades which rotates slowly. They pull large volumes of air from above and push it down and around the building, moving at approx .8mps. This creates a breeze which evaporates the moisture from your skin when it touches you, creating the cooling sensation - much like a breeze outside on a hot day. This reduces the stagnant heat inside which is what causes heat exhaustion in your employees, and by decreasing their overall temperature you increase their comfort and productivity and decrease mistakes. Even a warm breeze is cooling on people and far more comfortable than hot still air. If you have the ability to open doors or windows then these huge fans will pull fresh air from outside and slowly circulate it through the building, helping bring the overall temperature down.
HVLS fans come with variable speed drive controllers which allow you to adjust the speed of the breeze to your comfort. This also allows you to turn the breeze down when you are working with paper or light materials and ramp it up when you are simply providing ultimate comfort to people. These control boxes can be single fan controls or integrated systems that control up to 32 fans and can be integrated with your building’s alarm system.
Jet Black Fans use only advanced technology PMSM Direct Drive Brushless motors, which means these fans need no motor maintenance and minimum maintenance checks throughout their lifetime, making them affordable and easy.
What if you don’t have the ceiling height or structure for it? Not to worry, we also supply Airpole which is our freestanding HVLS fan – reap the same air circulation and cooling benefits of a ceiling mounted HVLS fan, without the need to install from your ceiling. Other solutions include portable and wall mounted fans.
The list for where you can successfully apply the cooling benefits of high volume low speed fans is almost endless. If you are uncertain if HVLS fans are right for you, then give us a call and we can recommend a solution for you – we give you solutions that will work.