High Volume Low Speed Fans
What are high-volume low-speed fans?
A high-volume low-speed (HVLS) fan is a mechanical fan with a diameter greater than 7 feet (2.1 m). HVLS fans move – as its name implies – slowly and distribute large amounts of air. Most HVLS fans can be classified as industrial or commercial.
How do high-volume low-speed fans work?
HVLS fans move cool air to break up the moisture in the air around our bodies, accelerating evaporation.
What’s that sound?
Sound is a concern in spaces where people will need to communicate, such as schools and libraries. Quiet operation is mandatory (unless you want to be “shhhed” by a librarian, that is!).
Industrial spaces have a median dBA of 85 or higher and favor power over silent operation. It is important to decide how you want to balance coolness versus noise.
Saves money from reduced air conditioning
Air conditioning is expensive and impractical for a large area. High-volume low-speed fans can do a great job of keeping large spaces cool. Cooling is vital in order to prevent heat stress and make spaces more comfortable for people and animals.
Spaces that benefit from industrial HVLS fans:
HVLS fans can be used in commercial spaces alongside air conditioning. Installing a high-volume low-speed fan is an economical investment.
Spaces that benefit from commercial HVLS fans: