5 Ways HVLS Fans Save Money

5 Ways HVLS Fans Save MoneyMacroAir high volume,low speed (HVLS) fans make excellent climate control devices for agricultural, commercial or industrial environments. Their unique design and operation requires less power to operate than standard fans and those same attributes also transfer additional cost savings to your business in addition to the lower operation costs.

Here are Five Ways HVLS Fans Save Money:

  1. Low Power Operation

    With the largest model having a diameter of 24 feet and weighing 240 pounds, it only requires a two horsepower motor to run. While standard high-speed fans burn power to move quickly and hope to produce cooling air, HVLS fans have large blades that move in smooth strokes. Not only does this movement produce better airflow, the power demands are 40 percent less than with standard industrial fans.

  2. Reduced HVAC Costs

    The long MacroAirHVLS airplane-wing shaped blades make large smooth strokes that move a massive air column straight down. From that concentrated flow, the air hits the floor and disperses evenly, cooling workers and customers alike. When the air rises again, the fan guides the air straight down through that process again. This movement improves airflow so much that customers report lowering thermostats in winter and raising them in the summer.

    In summer, the improved airflow complements cooling processes by moving cool air more thoroughly throughout the space so that HVAC systems do not have to work as hard. In winter, the fans help with the problem of rising heat and distribute it down to ground level, lowering heating and cooling costs.

  3. Reduced Infection in Livestock(Agriculture)

    Whether the building is a dairy or a horse barn, infection can destroy an operation. Infections like mastitis in dairy cattle or Pigeon Fever in horses, breed vigorously in wet, overly warm environments. Merely increasing the airflow can reduce the moisture and with it, the chance of infection shutting down operation. Disease also manifests in barns where there is a high bird or insect population.

    The airflow, movement and quiet sound of MacroAir’sHVLS fans deter birds and insects contributing further to barn cleanliness. Not only will an agricultural operation save money with HVLS fans in operation, but the fans will also reduce the moisture and pests that can lead to illness and veterinary expenses.

  4. Improved Employee Performance (Commercial/Industrial)

    Stagnant air wears on employees. Afternoon fatigue experienced by employees is often linked to poor indoor air quality. The constantly moving air not only helps in temperature control but also contributes to employees receiving a regular round of fresh air keeping employees refreshed, focused and more content.

    MacroAir’s HVLS fans also control drafts and strong blowing air, which can also limit productivity by simply being annoying or distracting. Improving airflow to an appropriate and refreshing speed, just like a cool gentle breeze, prevents losses incurred by employee discomfort and reduced productivity.

  5. Long-Term Durability

    The slow movement of the blades means less torque during operation. While standard high-speed fans can literally tear themselves apart with their torque, and require replacement, our HVLS fans do not cause themselves the same wear. After initial purchase and installation, replacement and repair expenses are either unlikely or very low. MacroAir offers a 12-year service life warranty in addition to a lifetime warranty and a performance guarantee. MacroAir will also provide repairs in a timely manner at no cost, depending on the circumstance.

These five elements show that choosing a HVLS fan is not only a choice for comfort but also for cost-effective operation. Consider these fans for any commercial, industrial or agricultural application and adopt a green technology that will also save your industry money.




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Eddie Boyd

President & CEO at MacroAir
With an emphasis on scientific development and innovation, Boyd works closely with MacroAir engineers and provides a visionary direction that keeps the company aligned with its long-standing goal: creating superior products that move air efficiently.
Eddie Boyd