Especially large warehousing buildings crafted entirely from steel. It’s no longer enough to roll up a few roller doors and hope for a breeze. Nope, it's time to bring out the big guns, to beat the heat.
*hint: it’s fans
Having proper ventilation within a warehouse is crucial, especially during summer. Consider the heat you feel when walking into your backyard shed during the summer seasons, now picture that temperature in a warehouse size space. High temperatures and clumps of stagnant air can cause an array of issues, such as; heat stress, reduced employee productivity and damage to goods.
So, what is ventilation?
Ventilation moves outdoor air into a building, and distributes it within. The general purpose of ventilation in buildings is to provide healthy air for breathing by both diluting the pollutants originating in the building and removing pollutants from it. Like we said before, in summer, it's no longer sufficient to open a door or two; you need a powerful tool like a HVLS fan from Big Ass Fans.
How can fans improve ventilation in a warehouse?
Fans are one of the most important tools that can be used to move air within a building space.
By placing a fan close to windows and roller doors, the fans will increase the rate at which outside air is mixed with the inside air and help remove virus particles by blowing air out.
At Big Ass Fans, dilution is the solution to pollution. Even without an open window, our fans can improve airflow and air quality by providing that important balance between infiltration and exfiltration. As a result, air is circulated and thermal comfort level is improved.
This solution is also a much more energy efficient option than a HVAC system. High Volume, Low Speed fans (HVLS), are designed specifically to move large volumes of air at a low speed. Measuring up to 7.3 meters, HVLS fans rely on their size over speed, to produce efficient airflow. The air moves in a circular motion; moving toward the ground and horizontally until it hits a wall, at which point it moves upward. This continuous rotation can give a perceived cooling effect of up to 6 degrees.
To see how best to circulate air within your space and improve ventilation and overall air quality, get in touch with one of our airflow experts, who use our SpecLab and CFD modelling tools to customize placement of fans in your space and help provide greater ventilation for your building.