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Reduce Winter Heating Costs Using Industrial Fans and HVLS Fans

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Importance of Industrial Fans and HVLS Fans During Winter Months. Industrial fans and commercial fans have become a common part of most industrial and commercial spaces.  When summer temps make us uncomfortable, our first reaction is to turn on/up our industrial fans or install additional industrial fans.  As we approach the colder Winter months, we need to remember industrial fans and commercial fans also do an excellent job keeping employees warm and saving money on energy bills.  Maintaining a comfortable indoor environment during the winter months comes down to five primary factors: Building Volume – The larger a building is,...

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How To Prevent Sweating Slab’s Using Industrial Fans and HVLS Fans

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What is a “Sweating Slab”? Believe it or not, concrete slabs can sweat and this is a well documented phenomenon.  Most simply stated, concrete sweating (aka “sweating slab syndrome”) refers to condensation the develops on the surface of a concrete floor inside an industrial building, not subjected to outside weather conditions.  Why Do Concrete Slabs Sweat? Condensation collects on a concrete slab because the temperature of the slab is at or below the dew point temperature of the ambient air inside the building.  This situation occurs most often during times of the year when outdoor temperatures can change by 10F...

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HVLS Fan & Industrial Fan Debate - Direct Drive vs. Gearmotor

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What is an HVLS Fan? If you are in the market for a large diameter HVLS fan, you will face what can be a very confusing decision. For anyone scratching their head and asking, what the heck is an HVLS fan? - HVLS fans are defined as large diameter fans (usually ranging between 8 feet and 24 feet in diameter) that use their immense size to circulate air slowly and efficiently over a very large area. Some manufacturers claim air can be felt over as much as 20,000 sq.ft. from a single fan. While you may want to be careful...

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