Ceiling fans are typically seen as making a bold statement in a building’s design, but all you have to look at is the science behind the fan to understand that these fans are more than just for show and more about how they make people feel. Design is being redefined according to the human comfort of the end-user, and now more than ever, design is about helping the clients become more resourceful, resilient, and regenerative.
From facilities as large as industrial warehouses to buildings as small as personal residences, fans in many shapes and sizes are being utilized—seemingly everywhere—to create environments where people want to gather and thrive.
The ceiling fan not just for cooling or heating but for a greater purpose; the fans create comfort which ultimately leads to human wellness. If you have ever been cooped up inside a building with stale and stagnant air, you are aware of how that feeling can slow you down a bit. In contrast, if you have been in a building that has good air movement and ventilation, you can find yourself being more motivated, productive, and collaborative.
Ceiling fans help thermally equalize a space by moving air in the most efficient way possible. The fans use their blades to move high volumes of air at low speeds, which provides a balanced airflow without the kind of disruptive air movement that could blow the hat off of your head. The end result is a gentle breeze that circulates the air, improving comfort and indoor air quality. This puts less demand on HVAC systems, reduces moisture, and, most importantly, makes the occupants of a building feel more comfortable.
Ceiling fans can help bring that feeling of being outdoors by getting fresh air into an indoor space through optimal air movement. When the fans create a comfortable environment, human comfort and productivity increase.
So when you walk into building and you feel a gentle breeze and the temperature feels just right, don’t forget to look up at and see the future of indoor air quality.