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Benefits of Industrial Fans

April 26, 2022

As the weather starts to change ASI wants to remind people about the importance of having proper ventilation in a warehouse or commercial environment. With warmer weather on the way, sometimes people don’t realize how the weather can affect the airflow in a warehouse. While it can be difficult, since every employee has their preference, there are ways to ensure your warehouse has appropriate ventilation and is a comfortable environment for employees.

Having poor air quality in your warehouse can create many issues with the productivity of your employees and whether they even show up to work. With a range of studies to back up the connection of productivity and airflow in a warehouse, it’s always best to have a system that leave the majority satisfied.

Industrial warehouse fans are used in a diverse variety of industries such as chemical, automotive, agricultural, medical, food processing, mining, and construction to circulate fresh air to remove potentially harmful fumes. Warehouses, gyms, and parking garages also require industrialized fans to guarantee the safety and health of those utilizing the facilities.

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Humidity During the Summer Months

For many warehouses, the warmer weather of summertime can create many problems stemming from humidity, making the working atmosphere uncomfortable to be in. An excess of hot or cold air can result in poor air quality, stagnant air, and pollutants. Too much humidity inside a warehouse can damage products, create mold or other bacteria, and reduce air quality.

With over 58% of employees reporting the air quality does matter to the point where good air quality is considered a “perk” in the Harvard Business Review survey, warehouse managers need to invest in the right industrial fans to create consistent airflow.

It’s also important to have the proper ventilation throughout the warehouse-like keeping some windows open along with portable fans so your employees stay comfortable while working and your products don’t go bad, specifically if your warehouse stores food. Make sure to also turn off any equipment at the end of the day so you allow the warehouse to cool off. You can also install a white roof to help with temperature control.

Fans are Needed in the Winter Too!

While industrial fans are very helpful for temperature changes in the summer, they also help to create a more comfortable environment in the winter as well, especially in warehouse buildings that have high ceilings which cause air to get stagnant. This will also result in your HVAC working much harder to keep the warehouse warm, resulting in you wasting a great amount of money.

With the help of industrial fans or destratification fan, you can also work with the heat in your building to ensure that it doesn’t get trapped at the ceiling and evenly moves throughout the warehouse to keep everyone comfortably warm and your HVAC not over-working itself. It may also be helpful to invest in good installation to ensure that heat doesn’t escape from the warehouse during the day.


When dealing with equipment that generates harmful or toxic fumes, it’s very important to find a way to create excellent ventilation so employees don’t aren’t harmed by breathing these fumes in. Industrial fans will assist with purifying the airflow to ensure that your employees remain healthy and safe.

Reduce Energy Costs

Industrial fans require low input and provide a big impact. These days warehouse fans have had many innovative advancements to maximize the increase of airflow while conserving energy. The amount of energy being conserved will help to reduce energy expenses of the overall daily operations at a facility.

Overall, airflow should always be a top priority to ensure productivity and employee satisfaction as well as safety. Portable fans come in a variety of styles such as industrial barrel fans, air cannons, pedestal fans, and wall mount fans. Visit American Surplus today to explore your options. Whatever your needs are for your warehouse, American Surplus has high-quality warehouse solutions for your facilities needs. Call us today at (800) 876-3736 and our specialists will help you identify the best fan system for your warehouse.


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