The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time and the greatest challenge humanity have faced since World War Two.
As it is happening, many companies had to suspend their operations facility due to the spread of infection amongst their workers. Businesses do not only have to worry about their financial situation but also their employees’ healthcare. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to reduce the risk of infection amongst workers in a facility. For years, the HVLS fan has been a cost effective solution in helping businesses resolve heat problems, lack of ventilation and elevated airflow. Our experienced sales engineers have successfully designed and delivered more than a thousand fans across hundreds of different facilities across the country as well as globally.
A well designed HVLS fan system has the added benefit of elevated air speeds throughout the entire facility (with average airspeeds of 1.5m/s to 3.5m/s). Elevated airspeeds create a perceived cooling effect of 4ºC or more, having a positive impact on productivity and employee morale.
More importantly, during this global pandemic crisis, elevated airspeeds can decrease the transmission of airborne disease by reducing moisture accumulation and spreading of germs and bacteria. According to the WHO, most experts believe flu viruses are spread primarily by tiny respiratory droplets made when people cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people interacting face to face, but elevated airspeeds from an HVLS fan makes it significantly more difficult for contaminated droplets to find a path to the unaffected person. The breezes created by HVLS fans are very similar to breezes and fresh air felt outside, thus emulating a similar impact on indoor facilities.
Disclaimer: The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication. This article is intended to convey general information only, and in no way does it constitute professional advice for your specific needs. This article cannot disclose all of the risks or factors necessary to evaluate a particular situation. You should seek and obtain relevant professional advice for your specific needs and situation.