Commercial Hangars

Summer Breeze Makes Technicians Feel Fine

The perceived cooling effect of air movement—which Big Ass Fans® specialize in—can make a person feel up to 10°F (5.6°C) cooler. That perceived cooling translates to more comfortable, more focused technicians.


Big Ass Fans, spanning up to 24 feet (7.3m) in diameter, move air throughout the entire space, from ceiling to floor and wall to wall, including up and over obstructions like, say, your aircraft. This airflow pattern ensures air reaches all corners of the building, maintaining consistent conditions throughout and eliminating condensation issues that may affect worker comfort, floor traction or aircraft integrity.


Heat rises. Airport hangars allow it to go way up high, leading to floor-to-ceiling temperature differentials of up to 30°F (16.7°C). Managers keep pumping in warm air, while technicians at ground level are freezing their ratchets off. Big Ass Fans resolve this problem by gently pushing hot air down without creating drafts. This steady mixing of air—or destratification—creates a uniform temperature throughout the space. The thermostat setpoint remains the same, but the heating system no longer has to work as hard to maintain it, reducing both energy costs and consumption. Instead of a 30°F temperature differential, you could be looking at 30 percent savings on your heating costs.


Even if you don’t give a hoot about your techs or energy bills, there are plenty of other reasons to love Big Ass Fans. From paint and repairs to drying aircraft, Big Ass Fans minimize turnaround time, speed up day-to-day processes and reduce maintenance downtime. Birds and insects avoid the airflow of Big Ass Fans, reducing droppings and other debris that fall on aircraft and the floor. And by moving your fans from the floor to the ceiling, you’re minimizing trip hazards and floor clutter.


To make your life a little easier and your facility run a little smoother, BAFWorks® offers a user-friendly interface that enables you to network and control your fans, lights and ventilation equipment from a single location.

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