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6 Reasons You Need High Volume Low Speed Fans

6 Reasons You Need High Volume Low Speed Fans

By Vanessa Peng

The “new normal” means putting the safety of customers and employees first in your facilities. Part of that transition includes following new protocols in the workplace. 

One of the most important issues to be aware of is air ventilation – if you keep the air circulating, unhealthy air does not stay stagnant within a building. That’s one of the many reasons why you should consider High-Volume, Low-Speed (HVLS) fans for your facilities. 

Commercial HVLS fans can help ventilation work more effectively by creating consistent airflow throughout your building. The benefits are ample and the costs are relatively low. 

HVLS fans help improve air circulation.

The indoor air quality of your building is extremely important to the health of your employees. Unlike traditional industrial ceiling fans, HVLS fans rely on large fan blades and low speed to quietly and effectively move air throughout a facility. 

This helps eliminate stagnant air, which can be extremely unhealthy for your employees, from within your facility. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says one of the number one things you can do to prevent viruses in your building is to improve ventilation. An industrial HVLS fan can increase airflow supply within a building, which plays a huge part in improving air circulation. 

Commercial High Volume Low Speed fans result in
increased productivity and safer working conditions.

Uncomfortable temperatures in your building can cause alarming rates of unproductive employees. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) found slight increases in temperatures can make a huge impact in worker productivity and accuracy rates. For example, in their study they found a 400% uptick in employee inaccuracies when the temperature rose from 90 to 95 degrees. 

HVLS fans are installed in your facility’s ceiling, which means no more big, bulky warehouse fans and other trip hazards like extension cords. Instead of worrying about where to put a fan or how to navigate around one while they work, your employees will be free to move about in a safer environment.

HVLS fans help you reach your energy efficiency goals, whatever the season. In the summer, the fans drop the effective temperature in a building allowing you to use less energy.

High Volume Low Speed fans make the “feel like” or perceived temperature six to eight degrees lower than the actual temperature in the building, thus allowing you to use less energy to cool the area down. The fans circulate the air, producing an evaporative cooling effect on the human skin. This means your thermostat can be set to a higher temperature and won’t be using as much energy.

High Volume Low Speed fans even out the temperature in a building during the winter, which allows you to substantially cut down on heating costs.

Through a process called destratification, HVLS fans run in reverse, sucking up the air and reducing the evaporative cooling effect that is produced when fans run clockwise. 

Hot air naturally rises and gets trapped in the ceiling, forcing cooler air to lay on the floor. With HVLS fans, the warm air is mixed with the cooler air on the floor to create an even temperature throughout the space. 

A commercial HVLS fan can save you up to 30% in HVAC system heating costs by causing your thermostat to kick in less during the day and reducing heat loss through the roof.

HVLS fans run for pennies a day.

HVLS fans are affordable and cost effective. It doesn’t take a lot of energy to run HVLS fans – they operate most effectively at low speeds. HVLS fans come with a touchscreen controller, allowing you the ability to adjust the fan speed based on your needs in a particular space, which results in more savings.


HVLS fans have dozens of applications for nearly any industry.

HVLS fans can add value and comfort to most operations. They can keep bugs and smells away in an agricultural application. In a warehouse setting, the fans can improve the health and morale of employees, reduce condensation, and rust on equipment. In a food and beverage manufacturing facility, HVLS fans can prevent food spoilage and provide crucial temperature control.


Ready to install High Volume Low Speed fans in your facility?

HVLS fans are an effective solution to your ventilation and air quality pitfalls. They will lower your high heating and cooling bills, decrease your energy usage, and fulfill the need for better ventilation. 

We have worked with the technology for years and can install the best HVLS fans for your facility, since we know one solution does not fit every warehouse or plant. We love helping our customers find the correct fit for their needs. Reach out to us if we can help you! 

Your employees will be grateful for increased air flow and so will your bottom line.