Industries and companies are looking for building comfort when integrating a commercial exhaust fan. They are seeking a low maintenance ventilation system that works and is inexpensive.

These fans force out the stale air and circulate only clean air throughout the facility for a more comfortable working environment. Whether it is used for a commercial kitchen, school, storage facility, gymnasium, manufacturing facility or factory, getting the right equipment will make a difference.

There are various types of fans for ventilation and exhaust requirements. For example, there are fans that prevent indoor air contamination by entrapping the fumes and pollutants before they spread. There are exhaust fans for washrooms that prevent mold and mildew.

Exhaust fans also come in different shapes and sizes suited for all types of environments that can handle different temperature and humidity range. They can be mounted on the roof or on the side of the building depending on the direction of the airflow. There are fans that can be used for both the roof top or wall.

Here are a few tips to help select the right type of exhaust fan for commercial requirements:

1. Different types of commercial exhaust fans

There are different types of commercial exhaust fans that are used for different applications. Determine the requirements such as the size, use, airflow discharge and space of the organization’s application. This information will help to select the appropriate type for the specific application.

2. Functionality and control

Many exhaust fans can be controlled remotely and their speed adjusted. Some fans are built with shutters that automatically open and close when the fan is in operation and when it stops. Exhaust fans are used to provide cooler air, remove odors from a room and eliminate humidity.

3. Ability to operate quietly

The sound caused by the exhaust fan is an important factor to consider. The noise is given importance by manufacturers today. Most of the new models are much less noisier than the old ones. Noise level is measured using the unit called sone. If an exhaust fan has a noise level of 4 sones it is louder than an exhaust fan that has a noise level of 1 sone. Make sure to check the sone level before investing in a commercial exhaust fan.

4. Indoor air quality

Improved ventilation will improve indoor air quality. Exhaust fans prevent indoor pollutants, allergens, moisture and dust. They can remove odors, smoke and grease. The exhaust fans used at industries de-fumigate and prevent stale, noxious air from remaining. For hospitals, it is critical that the air is clean for patients undergoing surgical procedures. The appropriate exhaust fan can keep the air clean and free from allergen and pollutants so that patients can recover in a uncontaminated environment.

5. Air change rate

The factory or office building contains information pertaining to the accepted and proper ventilation. Make sure to have this information on hand when selecting the appropriate exhaust fan. The effectiveness of the fan is determined by cubic feet per minute also CFM of air movement. This measures the required number of air changes necessary to achieve satisfactory ventilation.

Different spaces will require different ventilation because the measurement takes the size of space into consideration. Lower air change rates can increase indoor concentration of pollutants which is why the measurement is important when selecting an exhaust fan system.

6. Energy efficiency

Previously fans operated continuously even when demand drops leading to energy wastage. The new models of commercial exhaust fans are energy efficient. These systems are designed to optimize the indoor air quality, while reducing energy consumption. Lower energy requirements reduce the building’s running costs as well as the environmental impact.


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