By efficiently moving serious air, Big Ass Fans provide both summer cooling and winter heat recirculation to provide serious savings all year round. Big Ass Fans can be specified in new construction or retrofitted into existing buildings to improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs.
In the summer, fans provide an additional boost to air conditioning systems. Because the perceived cooling effect of air movement can make a person feel up to 10° F cooler, managers of conditioned buildings can raise their air conditioning setpoint and utilize energy-efficient fans to make up the difference. Employees and visitors will feel the same level of comfort, which the building can maintain with far less energy.
In the winter, stratification occurs because air coming out of a heater is approximately 5-7% lighter than cool air in a space and tends to rise to the ceiling. In the winter, large diameter fans can be used to destratify heat by moving large volumes of warm air off the ceiling and down to occupant level without creating a draft. The steady mixing of air creates a uniform temperature throughout the space. The energy savings achieved from reducing the amount of heat escaping through the roof is similar to turning the thermostat down three to five degrees, which can also translate to a serious reduction in operating costs.
Contact a Big Ass Fan Expert to see how Big Ass Fan can be put to work in your facility.