Heating and cooling expenses represent a significant portion of the operating costs for any facility – and heating costs have only gotten higher over the past few decades.
Regardless of the cost, business in cold climates cannot afford to neglect heating their warehouses. One of the largest contributing factors to high heating costs is stratification — when air at different temperatures forms into layers.
Heat tends to sink to ground level, while warm air moves up to the ceiling. Heat can be up to 10% lighter than the air in the room, and likely to rise to the ceiling. A thermostat picks up the temperature close to the floor, which is usually several degrees colder than the top of the facility, this often leads to more heat being pumped out – and more money being spent on heating.
How Do Ceiling Fans Lower Winter Heating Costs?
It might seem counterintuitive that a ceiling fan could help keep costs down. Industrial fans can do this by running in reverse: instead of pushing air downwards, fans draws cold air up, which pushes warm air down so it circulates.
Industrial fans offered by KMH can operate in reverse. Some KMH fans can create a “gentle breeze” which will not only adequately mix air in an industrial application but distribute heat and save you money.
The improved airflow means temperatures are more even throughout every space. Circulation from an industrial ceiling fan can eliminate the “cold blast” sensation that occurs when a large column of cold air moves into a space, keeping employees more comfortable and inventory and equipment under the right conditions.
Choosing the Right Industrial Ceiling Fan
Heating represents nearly two-thirds of the energy costs in an average warehouse. The best fans in your facility can help handle all energy costs, even in the winter. Be sure to pick a fan that fits your space and has the functionality you need to mix the warm air throughout your facility so that you don’t end up paying more for heating than you should because of thermal stratification.
Contact us today to learn how we can help you optimize your efficiency and save you money.