FAQs

  1. What is Destratification

    Destratification is the process of mixing air – the warmer air at the ceiling with the cooler air at the floor – to achieve a more even temperature profile. In large, high-ceiling buildings, it means big cost savings, and at a minimal investment. Our fans target air movement in your buildings to bring heat trapped at the ceiling down to the floor. The result is — you turn the temperature setting lower, you turn it on later, it runs less often, and your customers stay longer. Air-Row fans have been successful in cutting energy costs by 20% or more. Click here to for an animated illustration of just how “destratification” works for you.

  2. Where best to use Air-Row Fans

    Our low-maintenance fans are ideal for any building where there is a large temperature differential between the floor and the ceiling, including:

    •    Grocery and Convenient Stores
    •    Big Box Stores
    •    Warehouses and Manufacturing Buildings
    •    Office and Retail Spaces
    •    Churches, Schools, Universities, Museums
    •    Restaurants and Bars
    •    Medical Facilities
    •    Sports Arenas and Gyms
    •    Aircraft Hangars
    •    Barn
  3. Can Air-Row Fans meet challenges that affect my building

    Air-Row Fan Company has designed products to meet particularly challenging heating and cooling issues inherent with large, high-ceilinged buildings. Air-Row Fans are not “paddle” fans, but rather “destratification” fans that push air down in long columns to rotate the hot air at the ceiling with the cooler air down low. Beyond this, Air-Row’s fan products address many specific challenges –

    • Entrances and Vestibules – Provide directional air to provide additional heat or cooling where air is lost with the constant opening and closing of doors.
    • Floors – Can help keep floors warm and dry, and prevent safety hazards.
    • Freezer Doors and Cases – Can minimize “sweating” that prevents customers from seeing inside.
    • Hot and Cold Spots – Can augment starving long runs in the ductwork to bring air where necessary (above freezer cases, open doors, etc.)
      And More!
  4. What air flow volumes can I expect

    Air-Row fans set the industry standard for blowing the greatest amount of air at the most efficient cost. The following readings were taken using a hand-held Supco Digital Air-Flow/Volume Meter (DAVM). In each case, the integrity of the air column was maintained, and the air column was never wider than three (3) feet at any elevation.

  5. What kind of noise levels should I expect

     

    Air-Row’s fan products create very little noise, particularly on “low” or “medium” speed. Fans used at “high” speed are usually at higher ceiling heights where the noise is not an issue. To the right are typical decibel levels at various heights and speeds. You can see that even at “high” speed, Air-Row fans are no louder than a typical conversation

  6. What kind of savings will I experience with Air-Row Fans

    In a typical commercial/industrial building with a 20′ ceiling, the temperature differential from floor to ceilings can be in excess of 15 degrees. The addition of Air-Row fans can decrease that differential to 2-3 degrees. In addition, the fans will decrease the HVAC run-time and save 20% or more in energy costs

  7. What is the size and weight of the Air-Row Fan and will it fit my space

    See the charts above. Air-Row has designed its fan products to fit into tight spaces among ceiling joists, beams, and duct runs, preventing any size or weight restrictions

  8. How much power will the fans use

    Air-Row’s fan products set the industry standard for producing the most air for the least power. The Air-Row fan uses the equivalent power of a 40 watt light bulb, and 120 volts apply for these amperages

  9. Can I place the fans anywhere, or where should I place the fans for best results

    Fans need to be placed strategically to achieve the best results. The key to success if the proper placement of the fans, therefore Air-Row provides custom consultation to help you meet the specific challenges of your building. For best air mixing, there should be no obstruction from floor to ceiling

  10. Do blades have to be exposed

    No. Air-Row Fans may be created without any exposed fan blades

  11. Is the fan installation difficult

    Fan installation is simple, and each product comes with its own set of instructions. The Air-Row Fan Company has designed its fans to be the primary destratification device in large buildings. The key to success is proper placement, therefore Air-Row offers consultation specific to your building. With the Air-Row Fans in place, the main HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) supply air fans will only run when they are required for fresh air or thermal change

What is De-Stratification?

In scientific terms, it’s the process of mixing air. For you, it means cost savings. In big, high-ceiling buildings, it means big cost savings, and at a minimal investment. Our fans take the air in your building and mix it like no other fan to achieve a more consistent temperature. The result is — you turn the temperature setting lower, you turn it on later, and your customers stay longer. Click below to see just how “de-stratification” works for you.