Destratification

Energy savings are in the air

In the winter, large facilities with high ceilings share one thing in common - they are expensive to heat. The method of heating may vary but the common factor with any heating system is that heated air rises to the highest point and is then lost through the ceiling.

The heaters are now heating the top two thirds of the building, working overtime to force heat down to the floor and at thermostat level.

Because heat rises, a situation called stratification occurs. It is common in any large structure with an average insulated roof to see a temperature difference of 10°-20°F (6°-11°C) or higher from floor to ceiling.

However, by thoroughly mixing or destratifying the air, High Volume Low Speed (HVLS) fans also known as destratification fans, can virtually eliminate this temperature differential.

Use the links on the left to learn more about destratification fans or talk to your local Union Gas Account Manager today.