It’s extremely important to keep buildings well-ventilated — and we aren’t just talking about houses here. Many know the importance of keeping a home cool and clear of dust and allergens, but this issue can sometimes be overlooked in industrials settings. In fact, certain industrial settings are more in need of fans than any other areas. At the same time, it can be difficult to know where to begin when buying new industrial fans or replacing old ones. For that matter, the idea of maintenance can be daunting. But not only is proper ventilation a matter of comfort in these situations; often, it’s legally required. By having the right ventilation, a company can save hundreds of dollars a month. In certain industries, the right ventilation can protect a product, as well as ensure that operations work as they should. We can’t take this for granted, and certainly, need to stay vigilant about whether or not our ventilation systems are working properly and are as efficient as they possible can be. Below, we’ll look into what companies can do to ventilate their spaces properly, as well as how the right fan in particular can make a huge difference.
Saving Money On Ventilation
Heating and air conditioning can drive the cost of utilities through the roof for a typical business owner. Often, a businessperson will take for granted that this is what they should expect from such costs, and don’t seek out alternatives. In fact, there are many easy ways through which people can save on heating and air without compromising on what they need. One way through which you can save money is by installing efficient fan motors. While some hesitate over spending money on new fan motors, they can actually save you a lot in the long term. These efficient motors are of the “electrically commutated” variety, and a small, two-fan walk in freezer of this nature can save $200 each year per fan. Fans also help you ease back on your conditioning costs in simple ways. By letting up on your central cooling by only one or two degrees Fahrenheit, you could save 12 to 15% — and fans aid in these efforts. Demand ventilation controls can also help lower costs when it comes to exhaust systems. They can be either installed on new installations, or retrofitted to existing hoods. These controls can lower costs by 30 to 50%.
The Care And Keeping Of Ventilation Systems
There is some preparation that needs to be done prior to installing a new ventilation system — though it depends on the system, to be sure. Say you want to install a bathroom exhaust fan — first, you’ll need to take the volume of the room and divide it by five in order to estimate the minimum amount of space the fan will need. You’ll need to think about the noise the system might make, and how you can accommodate and minimize that noise. You should be able to tell this by looking at the fan’s sone rating — a rating of .5 means barely audible, while a rating of four indicates that it’s quite loud. The bathroom has heights of over eight feet, additional ventilation may be necessary. No matter what kind of fan you’re interested in buying — and for what space — it will need to be cleaned out regularly. A restaurant exhaust system, for example, needs to be cleaned out at least every three months, but ideally more often.
Choosing The Ventilation System That’s Right For Your Purposes
Take your time when choosing selecting a ventilation system. Nobody wants you to waste your money on a system that doesn’t suit your needs. Different fans are ideal for different environments — in a hospital setting, a laminar fan may be ideal because it keeps air circulating up to 300 times per hour. But that might not be right for a restaurant setting. With the proper research, you’ll pick the right fan.