High volume low-speed ceiling fans (HVLS) are offered in sizes up to 24’ in diameter, responsible for distributing copious amounts of air across your industrial facility at low rotational speeds. These are engineered to keep your employees and staff comfortable without disrupting the workflow process.  

NEX Industrial helps you improve the functionality of your facility. We specialize in providing HVLS ceiling fans in the GTA among other industry-leading products. 

NEX Industrial also stocks other high-quality commercial products; high speed industrial doors, fire resistant doors and barrier arms and more in the GTA. Call us to get an amazing estimate. 1-(866)-400-250.

Here, we’ll go over the types of HVLS fans available on the market, along with their features and benefits.

What Are HVLS Ceiling Fans? 

A high-volume low-speed ceiling fan (shortened to HVLS fan in most cases) is a ceiling fan that uses its size, rather than its speed, to move significant amounts of air, unlike smaller fans that create turbulent air streams that quickly dissipate. 

Although these fans were originally made for large spaces and facilities, they have evolved in their capabilities as the technology improves. You can now find them in a wide variety of industrial, commercial, retail and residential spaces. You can also combine their usage with your facility’s HVAC systems to save on energy and contribute to renewable, eco-friendly initiatives. 

How Do HVLS Fans Work?

Air is slowly circulated in large volume, over a large area beyond its actual size, with the ability to rotate in either direction to move hot air to the floor or lift hot air to the ceiling, depending on season & requirement. Most of these highly efficient, cost-saving commercial fans have been used in warehouses, distribution centers, gyms and automotive facilities, just to name a few. 

The air circulated from an HVLS fan provides a convection-like air current. In large facilities, multiple fans are spaced out accordingly to provide maximum air flow throughout, all managed by 1 main control panel.

As air circulation increases in the area, hot and humid air is removed and replaced with cooler, drier air. This results in a cooling effect on occupants, equipment, floors and product. 

Types of HVLS Fans

NEX Industrial offers a variety of HVLS fans that fall under 3 main classes, Axiom, Alite 3, and Altra-Air Sailfin fans.

Altra-Air Sailfin fans are made to blanket large areas with a consistent flow of moving air to create an expansive comfort zone. These large ceiling fans create an evaporative cooling effect of up to 15 degrees celsius throughout the facility.

Axiom HVLS fans are based on the idea of comfort and style. They are a customizable fan with plenty of power that’s designed to transport air in a minimally disruptive, continuous flow. 

Alite 3 fans are simple and cost effective in design for industrial settings. They operate on a gear motor with minimal power consumption and are combined with impressive air volumes.

Each of them has a different function and size; we’ll help you determine the right product for your facility.  

The Benefits of HVLS Fans

HVLS fans have continuous monthly and annual benefits by creating a comfortable environment that reduces energy costs and makes your facility more environmentally friendly. 

They keep indoor environments cooler during the summer and warmer during the winter months. Functioning HVLS fans also consume less power than multiple small ceiling fans, saving you more money in the long term. 

Instant rebates are offered by your natural gas provider.  Our experts at Nex will manage all of this for you from concept, to solution and installation, to final rebate applications.

How to Learn More About HVLS Fans

If you’d like to know more about HVLS fans and the products and services we offer, call us at 1-(866)-400-250 or email us at info@nexindustrial.com. You can also send us a message through our contact page