Cooling your shop with air conditioners alone can be costly. One way to control costs and fight mildew and mold is with industrial ceiling fans made by Envirofan. Tests conducted by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers have shown that a thermostat setting can be raised 8 degrees with no loss in comfort if ceiling fans are running.
According to the company, gentle breezes created by Envirofan fans provide evaporative cooling that lowers skin temperature by up to 7 degrees. This increased air velocity provides an effective temperature of 72 degrees when the thermostat is set at 80 degrees. Every degree you raise your thermostat in summer can save between 3 and 5 percent in air conditioning costs.
Some other benefits of the fans are:
- Cold areas and dead air pockets are eliminated.
- Cooled air is continuously re-used.
- Thermostats stay satisfied longer, reducing the air conditioning system’s load and operating expense.
- Air conditioning thermostats will shut off sooner during the cooler times of day and night with constant fan use.
- Vertical air circulation speeds evaporation of moisture and helps prevent mold and mildew.
- Condensation that results from day and night temperature differences, especially if heat is stratified at the roof, is reduced, which helps to improve the shelf life of inventory and reduce the spoilage of perishables.
Envirofan sells reversible, down-blowing and up-blowing fans and has a dedicated line of agricultural ceiling fans. All of the fans are made from heavy-duty metal.
Northwest Envirofan was originally founded by Paul and Justine Fowler in 1972 as Northwest Feed Research, an agriculturally-based feed supply company. Through acquisitions and expansions in product lines, the company added industrial and commercial divisions that focused on environmental control systems and equipment.
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