Installing Ceiling Fans in Your Office

Maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your office space allows employees and customers to feel at ease. If you are looking for a simple way to make your commercial heating system more efficient, then you might want to consider the installation of ceiling fans throughout your office space. Ceiling fans can circulate stagnant air and alleviate some of the demand placed on your commercial HVAC system.

Here are two things to keep in mind as you select ceiling fans for your office space in the future.

1. The size of the ceiling fan's blades.

Ceiling fans come in many different shapes and sizes, so it's important that you invest some time in the careful selection of ceiling fans that will contribute to a more comfortable office environment.

One important consideration to keep in mind when selecting ceiling fans is the size of the blades on each fan available to you. Fan blades that are smaller work best for small office spaces, while larger spaces require fans with larger blades in order to properly circulate air.

Choose a ceiling fan whose blades are adequately sized and set to a 12-degree angle to maximize air movement to complement your commercial HVAC system.

2. The direction in which the ceiling fan rotates.

In order to create the ideal environment inside your office, you should be looking for a ceiling fan with the ability to rotate in either direction.

During the winter months, your commercial heating system pushes heated air into the various spaces within your office building. Since heated air rises, this hot air can become trapped near the ceiling of your office spaces. Employees and customers will not feel as warm as they should, and the temperature on your HVAC system's thermostat might be raised (resulting in increased energy usage and heating costs). A fan that can rotate clockwise will pull heated air down from the ceiling in the winter.

In the warmer summer months you will want your ceiling fans to be able to rotate counter-clockwise. This motion pushes cool air downward, creating a breeze on the skin of your employees and customers that helps them feel more comfortable without increasing the demand for cooled air from your commercial HVAC unit.

Finding the right ceiling fans for your office space can help you reduce energy usage, cut overhead costs, and extend the life of your commercial HVAC system well into the future.

Talk to a company such as Robinson Heating & Cooling Inc for more information.