What Are Destratification Fans and Why Do You Need Them?

March 16 2021

James Patten


You’ll find a wide range of products at Heritage Heating, from industrial heating to radiant heating. We also offer a great solution to large spaces with high ceilings: destratification fans. These fans are designed for commercial and industrial buildings and can help businesses to save money.

But what exactly are destratification fans and their benefits?

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Destratification and What it Means

These machines work to combat stratification, which means warm air rises and displaces cool air, pushing it down towards the ground. This can affect the comfort levels of customers and employees, not to mention how losing warm air is not eco-friendly or efficient from a cost perspective.

Destratification fans can be installed to fight against this costly and wasteful problem. They help to manage the temperature in the workplace, whether it’s a warehouse, a factory or a garage, for example.

In short, these machines tend to be suspended from the ceiling and help to circulate the air from the ceiling to the lower level, helping to achieve an even temperature distribution.

Benefits of destratification fans include:

Longer Product Lifespan

Destratification fans deal with the normal temperature differences you can find in a large space, since warm air rising above cool air is actually a natural phenomenon. So, as mentioned, these machines make the temperature of a building consistent by balancing both warm and cool air. This means that, if you work with products that can get spoiled at lower or higher temperatures, destratification fans can prolong the lifespan of your goods.

Cut Down Operating Costs

Heating up a room, especially a large space, can get expensive if the heat escapes or the air is stratified. After all, this means you have to run the heater for longer periods of time or at higher temperatures, which will show on your energy bill.

So, with destratification fans, the temperature is more easily balanced, and you don’t have to overwork your heating system, which leads to savings. You also don’t have to purchase a bigger heater than what you need, which will save you money both in the short and in the long run.

The higher the ceiling, the more you can benefit from these machines, as they’ll regulate the air in your garage or warehouse and ensure cost savings of between 20% and 50%.

Higher Energy Efficiency

Destratification fans can reduce the fuel consumption of space heating systems because they help with warm air displacement, which can be responsible for a lot of wasted heat. With these machines, you can actually cut down on fuel consumption by 15%, as is the case with our Powrmatic fans, suitable for warehouse heating.

Higher Levels of Comfort

It goes without saying that destratification fans help to create comfortable environments because the temperature is more uniform. You don’t find pockets of cold or warm air when using these types of machines (and when they’re installed properly), meaning your staff can feel better as they work, leading to higher levels of productivity too.

Other Benefits of Destratification Fans

There are many other reasons why you need these machines in your workplace, including the following:

  • Reducing or eliminating condensation in the space
  • Cutting down HVAC maintenance costs
  • Balancing the temperature of your mezzanine levels
  • Quickly heating up a space, even if it’s a large room
  • Eliminating issues like fogged glass or humidity on doors
  • Helping prevent mould and mildew

Importance of Professional Installation

It’s crucial to have your destratification fans installed by professionals if you want to make the most of them. At Heritage Heating, we know how to position the fans in the most effective way so that air circulates in the most optimal manner. This means taking into account floor space and the dimensions of the building.

It’s also worth mentioning that destratification fans can be noisy but, when installed by a professional, you won’t have to worry about them disrupting your workspace. We know how to best install these machines to prevent these issues while ensuring their efficiency at the same time.

Our Powrmatic CEC destratification fans are just an example of a high-quality machine. They have a panel box construction that releases warm air through an adjustable double deflection louvred grille. With this fan, you get automatic thermostatic controls that stop operation until the temperature by the ceiling reaches a pre-determined level.

You can rest assured that these fans are easy to install, as well as quick, so we’ll keep disruption to your operations to a minimum.

If you’re looking for commercial and industrial garage heaters, we have a vast selection of systems at Heritage Heating and Cooling, so speak to us today. Our expert team will easily help you find the right heater for your business, so ask us any questions you may have about our products.

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