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Hunter Industrial Fans - Branded Feature
Optimal HVLS Fan Performance Begins with Installation
An HVLS fan’s peak performance begins with ensuring that your fan has been optimally installed. There are numerous things to plan for between the purchase of your HVLS fan and its installation. Considering these things on the front end will help you experience the best of what an HVLS fan has to offer. Some of these items require digging a little deeper, or may not be on your radar at all.
At Hunter™, we don’t think that guaranteeing the proper installation of your fan should require an investigative reporter, so we put our installation expert’s heads together to provide you with the “Who, What, When, Where and Why” of optimal HVLS fan performance. By tapping into our 100+ years of fan installation knowledge, we outlined a few top tips to get you started.
Who Will Benefit?
Knowing your goals is the first step in determining what fan will best suit your needs. Is your workforce your primary consideration or is it keeping perishable products safe from contamination? Perhaps your customer’s physical comfort is a top factor? The type of facility you will be improving, products you will be protecting, and the needs of those most affected is the initial question to consider.
What Are Your Goals?
Aside from the primary beneficiaries, coming up with specific, measurable outcomes for your fan is the only way to know if those goals are being met. Two that we hear most often are improved air quality and increased temperature control, both of which lead to a more satisfied workforce and safety culture, as well as greater savings on your energy expenses. Your goals may match these, or they may be different. However, until you define them, you can never know if your fan is performing optimally to ensure you meet them.
When To Call A Professional?
At Hunter, we do everything we can to make fan installation a simple and hassle-free process for you. From lightweight, pre-assembled materials to a detailed instruction manual, everything is designed to take you step-by-step through the installation process. Still, there are times when it might be in your best interest to call a professional. For example, do you know what the best options are for your fan control system? Will the distance between your fans and their power source require equipment upgrades? In order to avoid frustration, it might be easier to have discussions about these or other potential issues with a professional installer first.
Where Should It Go?
There are many considerations when deciding on the best placement for your HVLS fan. If clean air is important (in areas with high levels of exhaust or fumes), placing your fan where it can bring outside air inside is significant. Also, making sure that your fan is able to function properly includes the distance it is from the ceiling, how large the performance area is, and what obstacles the circulating air might encounter. These are just a few of the details that need to be given intentional thought.
Why Does It Matter?
You wouldn’t invest money in an average performing stock, nor should you settle for average performance when you invest in an HVLS fan. Full optimization of your HVLS fan can enhance employee comfort and safety, improve the performance of your facilities equipment, and increase savings on energy costs. Let us show you a few simple ways to ensure top performance to help make your investment go further.
At Hunter, our success depends on your success, that is why we are sharing our more than 100 years of fan expertise with you. If you want to know more, download our free white paper where we elaborate on these and other top tips for HVLS fan optimal performance. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to one of our HVLS fan experts call us today at 1-844-591-3267 or contact us here.