High-volume, Low-speed Fans

Overview

High-volume, low-speed (HVLS) fans are built specifically for large floor areas. Because of their size, they use fewer blades with greater efficiency and less power to cover a large area. The constantly moving air can help increase comfort and make the facility feel three to four degrees cooler.

In addition to reducing energy costs, some of the other benefits of HVLS fans include:

  • Quiet and efficient operation; the largest 24 ft fans use less power than an average hair dryer
  • Extremely low maintenance; recommended inspection every 20,000 hours
  • Inexpensive operation; approximately $0.06/hour for one fan at 0.75 kW
  • Provides floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall constant and even ambient temperature
  • Creates air curtains and non-disruptive air flows
  • Minimizes need for expensive duct work in new construction
  • Extended equipment life because the equipment doesn’t need to cycle as often or as long
  • Energy savings in both summer and winter
  • Tubercle blades allow fans to move more air with fewer blades and less noise
  • Protects equipment from damage due to humidity and condensation

Incentives

Incentives of $2,000 per fan are available for retrofits and new construction projects.

Payback

After incentive, simple payback is two to four years depending on use.