Industrial ceiling fans offer a lot more than just a comfortable environment. Research ranging from NASA studies to employee injury claim records all support the potential costs that the benefits of an HVLS (high-volume, low-speed) fan can mitigate.
Here are four ways that HVLS fans can improve your bottom line:
From food and beverage to distribution and warehousing, any uncontained spill can cause employee injury. An HVLS fan is proven to reduce downtime due to injury when cleaning any spills that might occur. Because HVLS fans are designed to move large volumes of air at lower speeds, they can decrease moisture at a higher rate.
Productivity and Accuracy Levels
A 2019 study published by the International Labor Organization projects that by 2030 around two percent of total working hours will be lost each year worldwide — partially because of decreased productivity due to heat. The volume at which an HVLS fan can move air consistently and slowly across the body is a cost-effective way to increase your workers’ productivity.
When employees feel valued by their employer, their commitment to excellence for the facility’s greater good also increases. Productivity remains high due to less absenteeism and encourages overall better interactions between team members. An additional benefit is less employee turnover. An HVLS investment in your employees can go a long way in providing a strong ROI.
Overall Cost Efficiency
For facilities that use HVAC systems, installing an HVLS fan can reduce your energy costs in the summer and winter months through air circulation and ventilation. As a ceiling fan, HVLS fans can circulate air throughout your facility, reducing the need to increase the work your HVAC unit is required to do.