Heat and Productivity:

The hotter it gets, the less productive you are – studies show productivity begins to decrease by about 1 percent for every degree the temperature rises above 77°F. *Besides being bad for the bottom line, heat stress can take a heavy human toll. Symptoms of heat stress range from rash and dizziness to fainting and death. In 2006 alone, there were 3,100 reports of heat illness so serious it resulted in days away from work, according to the U.S. Office of Compliance. The same year, 44 heat-related occupational fatalities were reported. That’s why maintaining thermal comfort in these conditions is important. Nothing improves thermal comfort better than air movement. In the summer, our fans lower perceptible room temperature by 5 to 15 degrees by creating a wind-chill effect. This makes your employees more comfortable and more productive. Think about how good it feels when you’re working outside, all hot and sweaty, and a breeze rolls in. EnergyLogic/Macro Air Fans are like that, but all the time (Contact CJM for more information 614-861-2390).

Improve AC Efficiency:

We all love our air conditioners. That’s obvious. Americans spend up to 70 percent of their summer electricity bills on air conditioning. All that juice adds up to $11 billion a year in the residential sector alone, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. That’s more than the yearly operating budget of about a dozen states. And in the commercial sector, space cooling accounts for anywhere from 10 to 25 percent of energy use, depending on the type of business.

Fans improve the efficiency and effectiveness of air conditioning in several ways. For starters, generating a few degrees of cooling from an energy-efficient fan will allow you to raise your thermostat set point a few degrees and stay just as comfortable. For every degree you raise your thermostat, you can save 3 to 6 percent on cooling costs. Additionally, the temperature isn’t the same everywhere in any building – it’s colder by the vent, it’s hotter by a large window, and so forth. Fans mix the air creating complete uniformity, allowing the thermostat to read the actual temperature in the space, not just the temperature by the thermostat. In the winter, when the fan(s) run in reverse, they’re effective at de-stratifying air so that the warm layer on the ceiling is re-circulated all the way down to the shop floor. This makes your employees more comfortable and more productive. With EnergyLogic/Macro Air Fans, employees can adjust the speed of the fan without creating a huge energy suck.

Final Note:

Your techs and employees have the right tools to do their job so give your facility/company the right tools to fight this battle against health hazards, dropping productivity and rising energy bills. CJM distributes a full line of HVLS fans to help you feel more comfortable and increase A/C efficiency and even lower heating cost in the winter. Give us a call at 614-861-2390 or e-mail Chris Beck at cbeck@cjmcomp.com .