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Destratification fans – what are they and why do you need them?

30th August 2023

Destratification fans – what are they and why do you need them?

Keeping your commercial property heated to the right temperature is vital. You have an obligation to your workers’ well-being as outlined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). As well as this, lots of equipment and products require sufficient temperatures to ensure they operate efficiently and do not deteriorate.

Achieving consistent optimal internal temperatures in large spaces such as warehouses can be difficult. There are however practical steps which can be taken to regulate temperature and keep staff and visitors comfortable. A useful method to create the perfect environment for both your employees and equipment is the installation of destratification fans.

An air conditioning vent installed on the roof of a warehouse.

So, what exactly are destratification fans?

Destratification fans work to combat stratification. This is the natural rising of heat which is a costly and wasteful problem. The ultimate aim is to find a solution that will circulate the air in the room, equalising the temperature. This is where destratification fans come in. The fans work by continuously circulating a column of air from the ceiling to the floor, combining the stratified air to create a comfortable environment with a balanced temperature.

Heating up a large space can be expensive, particularly if the air is stratified. As a result, you will be required to overwork your heating systems by running them for longer or at a higher temperature, which will be reflected in your energy bill.

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How do they benefit my business?

The installation of destratification fans allows for reduced fuel consumption due to its assistance with warm air displacement. The gentle air mixing performed by destratification fans controls room temperature. You will be able to lower the air temperature in the roof space and therefore limit the rate at which heat is lost through the roof. With these innovative fans in place, you can reduce your business’s overall fuel consumption, with the potential to make significant savings of up to 30% on your energy bill.

The ceiling of an industrial warehouse.

How do I install destratification fans?

In order to reap the benefits of destratification fans, it is important that they are professionally installed. Poor installation can result in pockets of hot or cold air, creating an uncomfortable environment for workers. Professional installation will allow for regulated temperature, leading to higher levels of productivity.

On completion of a successful site survey, our qualified engineers can assess your site, taking building dimensions into consideration to determine appropriate fan positions that circulate the air in the most effective manner.

Could your business benefit from the installation of destratification fans?

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