Choosing The Right Fan

Choose the right HVLS fan to maximize airflow

When placing a Rite-Hite high volume, low speed HVLS fan, larger diameter fans will move air further down rack aisles and over some obstructions and smaller diameter fans can be most effective in specific work or activity areas, or where installation space is limited. Each Rite-Hite HVLS fan has minimum overhead clearance requirements based on the fan’s diameter. The smaller the fan diameter, the closer it can be mounted to the ceiling.

Place large ceiling fans to minimize airflow obstructions and provide the greatest cooling effect to the most people. When possible, keep blade tips at least two fan blade lengths from walls and solid obstructions. Center the fan in a light or sprinkler grid when possible.

The information below is meant to help you select the Rite-Hite high volume fan that’s ideal for your needs. The best way to evaluate high volume low speed HVLS fans, however, is by trying one out in your facility. Contact your local Rite-Hite representative to analyze your specific application, and be sure to ask about Rite-Hite’s exclusive trial installation program.

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