AMSOIL Inc.’s 450,000-sq-ft (41,800-sq-m) metal facility was a harsh work environment for employees during cold winter months. Ceiling temperatures were up to 30°F (16.6°C) higher than those at the floor, which meant wasted money on heating, but no heat where it was needed most.
AMSOIL Inc. installed six 24-ft (7.3-m) and two 14-ft (4.2-m) diameter Big Ass Fans® to gently recirculate heat down to the occupant level and create even temperatures within the facility.
The return on air for AMSOIL Inc. is that the temperature difference between the floor and ceiling dropped to one degree – decreasing gas consumption by 35%. Employees felt the difference too — overall productivity increased, and employees no longer felt the need to wear coats all day.
“We didn’t expect to save so much on heating – the heaters hardly ever kick on now. Plus, employees aren’t wearing their jackets anymore. These fans make a big difference!”Jack SwongerAmsoil Maintenance Manager