7 Factors to Consider Before Buying a Big Ceiling Fan for Your Gym

Big commercial ceiling fans for gyms have been on the market for nearly 20 years now, but there are still gym owners that are unfamiliar with them and how they work. Many gyms could be enjoying the benefits of a big ceiling fan if they understood a bit more about what these big ceiling fans do and why they are so effective at helping create a comfortable space in which to work out. In this blog you will find seven factors to consider before buying a big ceiling fan for your gym.



1. Price: Is There a Big Cost to the Big Gym Fan?

It depends. As is the case with most types of fitness equipment, there are many different manufacturers that create many different types of fans. A few things that impact the cost of a big commercial fan:

  • Size
  • Number of blades
  • Remote control functionality
  • Customized features

You can expect to pay anywhere from around $2,000 to over $7,000 for a top-quality, reliable industrial gym fan. For more information on pricing, see our article, How Much Does a Big Ceiling Fan Cost?


2. Size: Small Gym Fan vs. Really Big Gym Fan

It is the large size of industrial gym fans that makes them so different from traditional fans: they run at a slower speed than normal floor fans, delivering non-disruptive airflow, and they deliver a lot more airflow. This creates an overall lower perceived temperature, making your gym feel cooler. The other big factor that separates big gym fans from normal fans is the size of their blades. Industrial gym fans have longer blades so that they can generate larger columns of air that travel farther and covers a larger area. This enables big gym fans to thoroughly circulate the air in gyms that have large open areas like CrossFit gyms or fitness centers.


3. Facility: Can My Gym Use a Big Fan?

Large gym fans can be placed in any fitness facility where there is a need for massive amounts of airflow and where the ceilings are at least 12 feet or higher. Some of the fitness spaces we typically see big fans used include:

  • CrossFit Gyms
  • MMA Gyms
  • Spin Class Gyms
  • Yoga Studios
  • Fitness Centers
  • Basketball Gyms

This is only a brief list. There are many other spaces you can install industrial gym fans, depending on the specific fan you buy and the needs of the facility.


4. Reliability: Tried and True

Like any piece of industrial equipment, there are a number of factors that go into determining how long a gym fan will last. Some manufacturers use lower-quality parts so that they can charge a cheaper price upfront, however these fans probably won’t last as long as the more expensive, higher-quality fans.

To get an idea of how long a fan is expected to last, check out its warranty. The best gym fan warranties will cover your fan for years, or even decades, giving you confidence in the longevity of the fan.


5. Networking: Is There a Connection?

This is an important question for gym owners who already have an existing building management system or automated thermostat control system built into their gym. Big industrial fans are designed to integrate with your existing BMS, meaning you don’t need to invest in a separate control system or expensive panel.

By integrating the big fans with your BMS, you can schedule the fans to operate at various times at different speeds across many locations in your facility. This automation can save on energy costs and time for you and your employees.


6. Noise: Loud Doesn’t Always Speak High Volumes or Low Speeds

According to the American Speech Language Hearing Association, sounds at 85 dBA can lead to hearing loss if you listen to them for more than 8 hours at a time. One of the many benefits of using a big industrial gym fan is the extremely small amount of noise that it produces. Unlike HVAC systems and small industrial fans which require several noisy parts or a large motor for them to work effectively, big ceiling fans are built to improve airflow at a low speed, which in turn has a quieting effect while providing a high volume of airflow for the gyms they operate in.


7. Final Decision: Get The Best Big Fans in The World for Your Gym

Big industrial ceiling fans were invented by MacroAir founder, Walter Boyd, in 1998. From his innovative engineering, a new industry was born. Every other big ceiling fan currently on the market is based on his original designs. That is why MacroAir fans are the best in the world. From the use of only quality materials to the exceptional value of the fans, MacroAir is the optimal choice in air movement.

Learning the answers to common questions about big ceiling fans is a great way to begin your research. But as you move through you evaluate different big fans, you will need to get the answers to specific questions about how a big ceiling fan will work for the unique needs of your gym. Be sure to balance general research with your particular requirements so that you can get a better sense of which big fan is best for you.


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Destratification Fans: How Sender One Quietly Climbed to the Top Levels of Comfort

Imagine taking your body to its limits by climbing a 60-foot vertical wall in an attempt to reach the top of a mountain. You finally get to the peak and look around expecting to quietly take in the view and feel a cool mountain breeze. Suddenly you hear the high pitch buzz of a high-speed fan motor and instead of that gentle breeze, high winds are nearly blowing you off the mountain. Sender One Climbing Gym – a premier rock climbing gym in Los Angeles, CA – has gone to great lengths to make sure that the moment climbers reach the top of their indoor climbing walls is as comfortable and quiet as possible.

A big reason behind the minimal noise and comfortable climate in Sender One’s climbing space is their use of big commercial fans in combination with small destratification fans. This combination creates the optimal airflow needed to help climbers reach their peak performance.

A Good Tandem Equals a Good Climb

Having multiple climbing walls that simulate large mountainous ranges meant that comfort was a key factor that needed to be addressed during the design process of Sender One. By using big commercial fans in combination with small destratification fans,  Sender One was able to achieve balanced airflow throughout the whole climbing gym.

“The climbing gym is a unique space, and with 30,000 square feet to cover and 3 different ceiling heights, the client was looking for an effective and economical way to promote circulation.  The combination of HVLS fans for broad/general coverage and small destratification fans for spot cooling in tight areas provided the perfect solution. Chris Westberg, CEM – Warehouse Solutions Specialist | MacroAir Sender One Project Distributor

What are destratification fans? Destratification fans are small fans with cannon-like frames that shoot air down to the ground. The shape of the fan is designed to push air directly into concentrated spots.

Why destratification fans work better with big fans: While destratification fans alone can help with distributing air in concentrated areas, there is no means of mixing the air and moving it throughout a space. In the graphic animation below you can see how large, minimal noise fans actually distribute air more efficiently than destratification fans alone. Big commercial fans in combination with small destratification fan can act as the perfect complement to each other.



“The reason we have Zoo Fans (destratification fan vendor) is we think they complement the MacroAir fans. Zoo Fans are made specifically to destratify while we have MacroAir fans for creating turbulence / air flow, ie breezes. Zoo Fans on their own do little to create a breeze unless you’re standing directly under them”. – Wes Shih, COO, Sender One Climbing Gym



It Should be Quiet at the Top

Small industrial fans moving air at high speeds can reach noise levels of around 80 decibels. That’s noisier than a bulldozer or an ambulance siren! If several of these units are used at once, it can create a serious noise pollution problem. That can be problematic for climbers trying to achieve a moment of workout Zen, and it can also be challenging for employees trying to stay productive throughout the day.

How loud is too loud? According to the American Speech Language Hearing Association sounds at 85 dBA can lead to hearing loss if you listen to them for more than 8 hours at a time.


Why are big ceiling fans so quiet? One of the many benefits of using a big commercial ceiling fan is the extremely small amount of noise that it produces while operating. Unlike HVAC systems and small industrial fans that require several noisy parts or a large motor, big ceiling fans are built to improve airflow at a low speed. This in turn has a quieting effect while providing high volume airflow for the spaces in which they operate.

Tell us about your experience with small destratification fans paired with big ceiling fans! Do you notice how quiet big ceiling fans are?  Leave your comment below!

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Will Your Retail Business Benefit from Large Fans?

MacroAir AVD 370 - Retail/IKEARunning a retail business comes with many challenges, including keeping costs in check. Since retail businesses often have slim profit margins on products, it’s important to do everything possible to keep operating costs at a minimum. HVLS fans can help by minimizing heating and cooling costs and providing other business improvement benefits.


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Avoid Warehouse Heating Costs With Large Industrial Fans

Energy costs for some warehouses account for a majority of their total revenue, especially during the winter. According to the US Energy Information Administration, heating and lighting are two of the largest energy uses for warehouses, together accounting for 64 percent of total warehouse energy use.

In this blog, I will showcase two former customers of ours as examples of how large industrial fans are helping warehouses reduce heating costs and operate in more sustainable ways during the winter.

Large Industrial Fans are Heating Up

Ritual Brewing Company is a craft beer company located in a spacious warehouse in Redlands, CA. This open warehouse environment is a huge space where Ritual runs all of its brewing operations.

Since Ritual’s facility is in such an expansive space, they have the same challenges that any large warehouse space deals with: poor heat distribution to its employees during cold winters. So how do Ritual’s employees stay warm in a cool workplace? They run their MacroAir HVLS ceiling fans in reverse.


“We run the fans in reverse all the time. When it’s cold and when we’re brewing. When we’re brewing the beer, the hot air from the brewing process likes to rise, so we bring that hot air down with the reverse function of the fans and it makes the customers feel a lot warmer. Also, if it’s warmer outside, we open up our large bay doors and turn on our exhaust fans, which pulls the warm air from outside and pushes it up and out. The big fans help facilitate this process and make it go quicker. This warms our whole space. It makes it feel as warm as you could be with 33-foot ceilings.” – Owen Williams, Co-Founder | Ritual Brewing Company, Redlands CA

Additional Benefit: Comfortable Customers – From the main seating area to the brewing area, the airflow created by the large ceiling fans creates a more comfortable environment which helps customers and staff enjoy Ritual’s unique craft beer experience.

Big Fans are a Hot Topic in the Coldest Environments 

In Sioux Falls, SD temperatures can get as low as 34°F during the winter –  not necessarily an environment where you would imagine large industrial fans being typically used. However, Schulte Subaru, a 50,000 sq. ft. car dealership, which has a space that is similar to a small industrial outfit went beyond conventional thinking and installed MacroAir big ceiling fans to provide heat distribution for the entire space by running the fans in reverse.

“In the winter these fans also help us because they move the airflow around, move the heat around, and help keep the heat circulating – that’s mainly why they’re on in the winter time as well.”– Travis Johnson, Schulte Subaru

 Additional Benefit: Workers are More Productive  – By changing the fan direction for the winter season, MacroAir big industrial fans create comfortable airflow throughout big industrial facilities. This increases employee comfort, resulting in increased productivity and thus improved operations.

Question: What Happens When There Isn’t Even Heat Distribution?

Problem: You will typically find that heating systems are located above the floor or by the ceiling in large industrial workspaces to avoid interfering with daily operations. Since heat tends to stay up high near the ceiling, temperatures on ceilings can be up to 35º higher than on the floor level!

Solution: If you are looking for ways to help distribute heat to your employees or customers, MacroAir big fans help distribute warm air throughout warehouses during cold winters. You read that right: MacroAir big ceiling fans heat large spaces just as well as they cool them off – in a cheaper way than most!

Additional Benefit: Save Money by Supplementing an HVAC SystemBig ceiling fans can be installed in most workspaces without major restructuring and can even make an HVAC system work more efficiently. An HVAC system that is running more efficiently means that it has less energy consumption, which means lower utility bills. That’s a big deal, especially when trying to reduce your heating costs.

If you have a warehouse, consider using big ceiling fans to distribute heat, this will allow you to have much greater control of the amount of energy you use for heating during the winter.

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Large Ceiling Fan Buyer’s Guide for Restaurants and Bars

The Crack Shack—a modern, open-air culinary experience – co-created by celebrity Chef Richard Blais that serves top quality fried chicken for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This hip, new Southern California-based restaurant utilizes nothing but the best in ingredients and, of course, large ceiling fans

Opening a new restaurant or bar is exciting. However, designing or upgrading an establishment can be overwhelming. The design of your restaurant or bar should align with its theme. A restaurant’s theme takes into account the atmosphere, the style, the seating and gathering places, and of course the food!

What many hungry visitors and vlogging foodies alike don’t realize is that there are many important systems and processes going on behind the scenes that make the theme of a restaurant come together and function. Ventilation and thermal comfort are two crucial elements of these behind the scenes systems that help restaurants run smoothly and successfully and at MacroAir we specialize in providing these solutions through—you guessed it—large ceiling fans for restaurants and bars.

In this blog you will find MacroAir’s large ceiling fan buyer’s guide for restaurants and bars featuring The Crack Shack to help entrepreneurs and restaurant owners ensure their dream eatery space has good air quality and comfortable temperatures for everyone they service.


The Large Ceiling Fan is a Must Have for Restaurants and Bars. Ask the Crack Shack   

Zoom Out: Thermal Comfort

The ingenuity in the design of large ceiling fans is that their aerodynamic blade design and blade length move air across far distances. For owners and developers thinking about purchasing restaurant ceiling fans or bar ceiling fans, this means that, with the right placement, the large ceiling fan concept can deliver moving air over every part of their interior, rather than only specific areas in close proximity to the fan. Why does this matter? Thermal comfort. If that term sounds unfamiliar, think temperature and humidity levels. Thermal comfort takes into account as many factors as possible having to do with the different aspects of design in a space as well as what activities people are doing in that space to figure out what temperature and humidity level is optimal for people to feel comfortable.

So, in effect, this is the science of hospitality, and good airflow is a powerful factor that can keep customers comfortable during their dining experience. Check out what Hunter Hastie, Assistant General Manager of the Crack Shack, had to say about the importance of airflow in The Crack Shack:

“We need to keep this place filled with clean air and the fans help us get that air flowing, moving around, and bringing in more fresh air. We definitely need that here.” – Hunter Hastie, Assistant General Manager at The Crack Shack Costa Mesa.

Zoom In: Ventilation

Now, when it comes to keeping the moving air generated by large ceiling fans fresh, not stale, ventilation is key. The design of every restaurant, bar or gathering place has to take this into account: where and how will I bring fresh air from the outside in and get the stale air that is inside out? Stale air simply shows up over time when the air that is currently in a space hasn’t been exchanged for air outside. When ventilation is poor, a space will start to feel stuffy, which is not ideal for a restaurant or bar where the end goal is to have people enjoy food and drinks and hang out.

The Crack Shack in Encinitas, CA incorporates ventilation into the structure of their building. The restaurant is an open-air concept, which means the interior is designed with different creative points of connection to the outdoors in mind. The Crack Shack Encinitas location has large bay doors and a retractable roof on one side of the building facing the coast of the Pacific Ocean. The restaurant is able to bring the fresh coastal air from outside to the customers so they can experience the feeling of an outdoor meal while enjoying the comfort and aesthetics of the indoor space.

The Crack Shack’s large ceiling fans enhance and optimize this ventilation strategy by circulating the air up and out of the bay doors and retractable roof to keep the air inside the restaurant feeling fresh.

“The feature (of the fans) I like the most is the reverse feature – the one that pulls air up and away and actually helps ventilate the room with that retractable roof. When it gets hot and we fire them up, it feels like it’s circulating air and making it more refreshing in here. It is open and we’re so close to the ocean, but when there’s no breeze and it starts to get a little stuffy in here we’re able to open these doors and we can keep that air circulating.” – Abraham Jimenez, General Manager at The Crack Shack Encinitas

When looking for the right product for purchasing ceiling fans for bars, an added benefit of the large ceiling fan is that the large, continuous amount of moving air produced by the large fan kills bacteria, gets rid of airborne health hazards and eliminates odors. Would you rather your customers be focused on the tastes and experience of their carefully crafted drinks and cocktails or distracted with various potentially unpleasant scents? Big ceiling fans can help you achieve the former!



The Science of Hospitality: AirViz

As beautifully displayed by The Crack Shack, the large ceiling fan can boost the hard work and efforts of the owners and workers of a restaurant or bar by nature of the fan’s ability to be precise, not random in its output. One of the unique offers of a MacroAir large ceiling fan is that it comes with the option of having an airflow simulation prior to purchase.

AirViz is software that MacroAir uses to build a 3D model of a customer’s space and create an animation of the big fan(s) of choice within that space to give an idea of the amount of airflow the customer can expect to experience. By collecting data on the performance capabilities of each of the different large ceiling fans offered by MacroAir, AirViz can take the guesswork out of how many and what type of fans to buy, making the restaurant or bar owner’s decision easier. When designing or upgrading a restaurant or bar, budget is important, and MacroAir’s AirViz program can make sure owners don’t overspend by helping them visualize exactly what they need before buying.

Check out this AirViz simulation we made of The Crack Shack below –


Trending: Large Ceiling Fans + Food & Drink

Commercial large ceiling fans for restaurants and bars are a great strategy for enhancing an eatery experience. They not only ensure that customers feel comfortable during their stay, but the fans are also a nice aesthetic touch to the interior design. In addition to The Crack Shack, we’ve included a collection of pictures of MacroAir large ceiling fans in other restaurants and bars as a sample for you! Check out these pictures and click the link below to learn more about what product is a fit for you!

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4 Tips on How to Make Your Workspace More Energy Efficient in the Winter

Winter has arrived and now it’s an on-going challenge for businesses to keep their buildings at a comfortable temperature for employees. HVAC is the most common method for heating large spaces during winter, but it comes with a cost of higher electricity bills. Even though workspace efficiency can seem allusive during the winter months, don’t worry; I have 4 tips on innovative technologies that create ways to conserve energy at work.

1. Really Big Ceiling Fans

One simple yet effective solution for lowering energy costs in workspaces during winter is using a big ceiling fan, which uses less energy to heat (reducing heating costs by 30%) workspaces. Other benefits of the big ceiling fan include large amounts of air movement that can reach all employees – not just those working in specific spaces, increased comfort at work and overall better indoor air quality by aiding ventilation designs and strategies.

A great benefit of this strategy is that big ceiling fans can be installed in most workspaces without major restructuring and can even make an HVAC system work more efficiently. An HVAC system that is running more efficiently means that it’s using less energy, which means lower utility bills. That’s a big win. If you have a very large workspace, something to consider would be combining big ceiling fans with a Building Management System. This allows facility managers to have much greater control over the way big ceiling fans and HVAC systems work together, which can provide a tremendous reduction in the amount of energy used to heat a workspace – check out the next point!

2. Have a Computer Do It: Building Management Systems

A building management system (BMS), is a computer-based system designed to monitor and control building mechanical and electrical equipment and network them into a system. The biggest benefit of the BMS for a workspace is that it optimizes equipment performance to minimize energy consumption. It also provides facility managers with a picture of sometimes large and complex networks of building technology and data for more strategic decision-making.

Building management systems can be accessed remotely or locally. A BMS can manage facility equipment such as lighting, security, power, HVAC and big ceiling fans based on customized user input. A BMS can even help capture and analyze real-time equipment data, which helps facility managers develop strategies that drive energy costs down.


3. Get an Advanced Thermostat

AirEffect is an optional control system for MacroAir big ceiling fans that senses and automatically maintains the desired room temperature. The benefit of AirEffect is that it measures the temperature and humidity levels at the ceiling and on the floor. To achieve the desired temperature, AirEffect takes the existing temperature and humidity information in the space and calculates each fan’s ideal operating speed and direction to run the fans and get the space to the desired temperature


Winter forecast:
In a recent forecast, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects households whose primary space heating fuel is heating oil to spend an average of $69 (20%) more this winter than last winter. Additionally, the EIA forecasts retail heating oil prices to be 50 cents per gallon (18%) higher than last winter and consumption to be 1% higher than last winter.

4. The Doorway to a Warmer Workspace

Workspace doors and windows are a major source of heat loss and, in some workspaces, it’s impossible to keep those doors closed or sealed. Heat loss and poor insulation can create:

  • Damaged inventory from extreme cold
  • Inability to retain employees because of cold stress and an uncomfortable environment
  • Higher energy consumption, which means higher energy bills

Investing in how your doors retain heat is an easy and cost-effective solution that can prevent heat loss when cold weather affects your workspace. Helpful solutions include:

  • Installing insulated dock panel doors
  • Insulation kits provide great value and are easy to install
  • Adding weather strips or seals to the gaps at the tops, bottoms, and sides of all doors
  • Using high-speed doors

I am positive that these tips will help you keep your workspace warm and help you conserve energy during the winter.

What other energy efficient methods have you seen or used that heat and conserve energy in workspaces? Leave your comment below!


2018 Year in Review: Highlight Video for Big Fans in Industrial Spaces

Big ceiling fans gained popularity for cooling and heating warehouse spaces in 2018. I wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of my top picks for MacroAir’s best big fan installations in warehouses over this past year.

1. Ritual Brewing

Ritual Brewing Company is a craft beer company located in a spacious warehouse in Redlands, CA. They have the same challenges that any large industrial space deals with: no air circulation during the hot summer months. The solution for Ritual: the optimal airflow of MacroAir large industrial fans.

“If you’re thinking about a big fan, it’s got to be MacroAir. I wouldn’t go with anyone else: state-of-the-art technology, very efficient, very nice people and easy to deal with. I just wouldn’t go with anyone else”. Owen Williams, Owner, Ritual Brewery Company 

2. thyssenkrupp Aerospace

thyssenkrupp Aerospace, a material supplier in Santa Fe Springs, California uses MacroAir’s large ceiling fans as a key element to help create human comfort for the workers in their warehouse.

“Since the fans have been installed we get a lot more airflow. I’d say that I feel at least a 15 to 20-degree difference at times.” – Brad Rice, Machine Operator, thyssenkrupp Aerospace

Challenges without MacroAir HVLS Fans in Warehouses

  • Limited Breathing Room: Issues with ventilation and poor air quality cause labored breathing and illness in employees that work in manufacturing and distribution centers. Poor warehouse air circulation can also cause product quality control risks such as spoilage, especially in storage spaces with high ceilings.
  • Don’t Get Caught Slipping: Sweating slab syndrome, also known as SSS, is a condition where moisture builds up on the concrete slab floors that are found in many warehouse and industrial buildings. A smooth floor with moisture on it poses a threat to worker safety.
  • Less Isn’t Always More: Small Industrial fans like an axial fan, centrifugal fan or an exhaust fan are the preferred solution for creating a comfortable work environment in manufacturing and distribution centers. The problem with these options is that it takes a lot of industrial floor fans to cool a large area. Small industrial fans also use a large amount of energy, which results in increased energy costs.

Benefits of MacroAir HVLS Fans in Warehouses

  • Evenly Circulate Air All Year Long: Evenly distribute cooler air during the hot summer months with the fan running in forward and move heated air during the winter with the fan running in reverse.
  • Cover a Large Area at a Low Cost: Because of the large circumference and specially designed large fan blades, a single MacroAir HVLS fan can cool approximately 22,000 square feet, compared to 34 small high-speed fans to get similar results. HVLS fans also are cheaper to run.
  • Even Out Temperatures: More effective for the evening out the temperatures in large buildings with palletized storage or racking compared to traditional small industrial fans, exhaust fans or HVAC systems alone.

Does your warehouse have any type of HVAC system, if so, does it distribute air evenly? Just leave a comment below.


2018 Year in Review: Best Automotive Applications

December has arrived and the finish line is in sight. Before you hang up our fans for another year, in order to celebrate the holidays, here’s a little throwback to reflect on some of our successful installations of big fans in automotive centers. From heating an automotive space during winter in South Dakota to cooling down customers in a collision center in Philadelphia during summer, our MacroAir large fans have been able to change the way automotive repair shops run.

A Good Year for Cooling Down Automotive Spaces – 3D Bodyworks

3D Bodyworks in Philadelphia, PA, focuses less on merely the area where the vehicles are repaired and more on the people who work in the space. Large ceiling fans playing an integral part in bringing comfort to the employees.

Achieving the ideal temperature and creating better air quality for productivity in the workplace can be tricky. There is more to it than just raising or lowering the thermostat of your HVAC system.

“These fans make our 100 tons of A/C work much more effectively. They are truly awesome.” – Dave Niestroy, Owner 3D Bodyworks


Let’s Not Forget About Heating – Schulte Subaru

Schulte Subaru in Sioux Falls, SD is a 50,000 sq. ft. car dealership that sells and maintains quality Subaru vehicles. MacroAir big ceiling fans provide quality airflow and heat distribution for the space in ways you may not have thought possible.

The fans’ reverse function heats up the dealership by pushing warm air provided by the building’s heating system upward and outward, forcing the hot air to distribute down the building walls and evenly across the floor. The fans move the collected warm air, which provides a comfortable climate for the dealership’s staff and customers.

Why Big Fans Work So Well for Automotive Spaces

  • Bigger Fans are Better: Big fans work compared to normal high-speed fans because of the large diameter fan blades (or airfoils). Big fans have longer and wider blades so that they can generate larger volumes of air that travel farther. This makes MacroAir big ceiling fans perfect for circulating air in large automotive spaces.
  • Safety First: The airflow created by big fans removes moisture from the air and makes the temperature of the air closer to the temperature of the concrete slab floor. This helps eliminate slipping hazards in automotive workspaces.
  • 22,000 Square Feet, One Big Fan: It only takes one MacroAir HVLS fan to create balanced and comfortable airflow in large spaces with high ceilings (22,000 square feet), compared to 34 small fans to get similar results. Big ceiling fans also help bring energy efficiency to automotive spaces through supplementing HVAC systems. This provides energy savings by reducing cooling and heating energy costs.

Have you ever seen big fans in an automotive space? Did you feel the difference with the airflow? Just leave a comment below.


Your Heat Should Be Evenly Distributed

In Sioux Falls, SD temperatures can get as low as 34°F during the winter. It’s not the first place you would look to find high-volume, low-speed (HVLS) ceiling fans distributing air. For Schulte Subaru, a 50,000 sq. ft. car dealership that sells and maintains quality vehicles, MacroAir big ceiling fans provide heat distribution for the entire space by running in reverse.

What Happens When There Isn’t Even Heat Distribution?

Problem: You will typically find that heat systems are located above the floor or by the ceiling in most automotive spaces to avoid interfering with daily operations. Since heat tends to stay up high, temperatures on ceilings can be up to 35º higher than on the floor.

Solution: If you are looking for ways to help distribute heat, MacroAir big fans help heat distribution throughout the space during the extremely cold winters. Yes, you read that correctly, MacroAir big ceiling fans heat dealerships and service centers just as well as they cool it off.

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HVLS Fans Heat Things Up

You may have not known that HVLS fans have a reverse mode. The fans’ reverse function can help heat up automotive space by pushing warm air provided by the building’s heating system upward and outward, forcing the hot air to distribute down the building walls and evenly across the floor. When the fans move the warm air across the facility, that heat provides a comfortable climate for staff and customers.

Conventional thinking would have you believe that big, slow moving ceiling fans – or ceiling fans in general – are only good for cooling down spaces. For Schulte Subaru, running MacroAir fans in reverse is the preferred direction for heating the service bay during cold winters.

What other methods do you use to evenly distribute heat? Just leave a comment below with some of the methods you use.


Enhance Any Heating System This Winter With Big Fans


If you are in the market for a heating system this winter, I have put together a list of a few of the different types of heating systems available for your large industrial building or warehouse. I also have included some useful advice on how to enhance those heating systems with MacroAir big ceiling fans.  The systems that are available include forced air, infrared, and radiant heat. What is right for you depends on your unique needs and situation.  

There are Many Different Heating Systems

Forced Air Systems
A forced air heating system is the most common option that is found in industrial spaces or large buildings. Air is heated in a furnace that will then be blown through ducts to various vents. Many people may refer to this as a basic central heating system.

Infrared Systems
Infrared is part of the electromagnetic spectrum. So what does that mean? Infrared heating systems use a natural form of heat. It’s the same type of heat we feel from sources like the sun, fire or another person’s body heat. Heat is produced from infrared panels, which heat objects within a space.

Radiant Heat Systems
Buildings with a boiler have the option to use a radiant heating system. Water is heated in a boiler that is sent through tubes that are installed beneath the floor to distribute heat. Heat will radiate up through the floor to all the rooms in a home or building.


Big Fans Will Help You Get the Most Out of Your Heating Systems

Problem: The mentioned heating systems do not always effectively distribute warm air throughout an entire space. This leaves large areas too cold for inventory and uncomfortable for employees.

Solution: High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans can run in reverse, This function of HVLS fans helps distribute heat evenly throughout a large building during cold winters.

Create a Comfortable Space for Your Employees

MacroAir big fans’ reverse function heats up a large building or space by pushing warm air trapped at the ceiling upward and outward, forcing the layer of hot air to distribute down the building walls and evenly across the floor. The fans move the collected warm air, which provides a comfortable climate for any large building.

What type of heating system are you using and do you find that it distributes heat evenly? Just leave a comment below with the type of heating system you are using.