I love jus' sayin' the name "Big Ass Fans"
Big Ass Fans can save you money and keep you mad comfortable year around.
Big Ass Fans are the highest quality, most meticulously engineered HVLS fans on the planet. HVLS stands for High Volume / Low Speed, meaning Big Ass Fans
move a lot of air with their size (which is up to 24-ft. in diameter), not speed. Moving at a low speed means less energy used for operation, translating into more energy savings for you.
Nature put us on earth with a built in air conditioner: Smart. They engineer Big Ass Fans to make the most of it: Smarter. Thanks to a steady, gentle breeze, Big Ass Fans "cools" by increasing the rate at which perspiration is evaporated from the skin's surface. In some cases, their fans make the surrounding area feel between 8 - 16ºF cooler! See what we're talking about.
Energy efficient and cost effectiveness: Smart.
You: Smartest.Winter Heat Distribution
It's not uncommon for the temperature to differ 20ºF from floor to ceiling in taller spaces, especially in the winter. Say you have a building with a ceiling height of 30-ft. and it seems as if the heating system is kicking on every 5 minutes. It probably is cycling more than necessary because the thermostat is at eye level but all the heat is going up! A Big Ass Fan would gently distribute the heat trapped at the ceiling down to the floor, letting the system cycle less frequently, thus reducing your heating bills by 25% or more. That's more than enough to make you feel all warm and cozy inside.
No Green washing for Big Ass Fans
They create products that increase thermal comfort, productivity, and air distribution effectiveness with minimal environmental impact.
Below are some of the recent sustainability initiatives that they have completed in their facilities:
LEED Gold Certified Building (July 2009)!
Water Conservation Program – 17,000 gallons per year reduction (April 2009)
Waste Reduction Program – 15,000 lbs of scrap materials reused per year (March 2009)
Kentucky Green Energy Leader - at least 50% Green Energy purchased (January 2009)
90% of literature is printed on FSC paper using soy-based inksBig Ass Fans
are designed to last. Fans use ten blades operating at slow speeds to move large volumes of air. Sure it would be less expensive to build their fans if they lowered the number of blades and compensated by increasing the operating speed, but that would decrease the life and sustainability of the fan.
The built to last design philosophy is also why their fans utilize oversized bearings, sealed gearboxes, and stronger output shafts. Hence the reason that their motors and gearboxes come with 10 year warranties and our hubs and blades come with lifetime warranties.
Big Ass Fans' product performance, technical expertise, commitment to sustainability, and refusal to greenwash their products are four of the reasons why Big Ass Fans are used in so many LEED projects.