Location, location, location! Any real estate agent worth their salt knows these three “principles” are the key to finding a great home. But location is also important when it comes to the placement of your HVLS (High Volume Low Speed) fans. Putting the right fan, in the right place, at the right height will provide a comfortable work environment regardless of season.
As mentioned in a previous article, HVLS fans work best over open areas where air can move freely ceiling to floor, then outward in all directions. For this reason, fans should not be placed near walls or other obstructions, since these may limit airflow and effective coverage area. Ideally, each fan should be between 20 and 25 feet above the floor, using extensions (known as downrods) where necessary to achieve optimum height. Facilities with very tall ceilings will need multiple fans spaced closer together to provide ample air movement at the working level, as ideal fan height may not be possible.
Other factors to consider when placing HVLS fans:
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