ZOO Fans, in partnership with Elta Fans, has launched a destratification solution capable of creating even temperatures from floor-to-ceiling, making it easier and more efficient to heat or cool almost any building.
With destratification recommended as one of the Carbon Trust’s effective energy-saving strategies, the ZOO Fan effectively lowers the cost of buildings with high ceilings by improving air circulation and thermal comfort, while offering a typical payback period of just one to three years.
Creating a gentle, concise column of air that brings warm air down to floor level, the ZOO Fan destratifies the space and reduces the temperature differential to as low as 1C overall. In doing so, HVAC systems can be used less often and the requirement for ducting is reduced; making a favourable impact on energy usage and the building’s carbon footprint.
Easy to install around obstructions such as lights or overhead cranes, the fan’s enclosed housing will avoid creating strobe effects with lighting or interference with fire suppression equipment. In addition, the directed column of air is ideal for aisles or avoiding sensitive areas.
The ZOO Fan warms-up the floor and helps keep it dry, whilst reducing condensation on equipment. By eliminating hot and cold spots, ZOO Fans noticeably improve comfort, enabling productivity to increase as a result.
The ZOO Fan is available in a number of variants for open ceiling, drop ceiling and spot cooling requirements, with a range of supporting controllers capable of further enhancing performance.
Richard Johnston, National Business Development Manager at Elta Group Building Services, said: “The concept behind the ZOO Fan is that it uses reduced levels of energy, resulting in a need for fewer units than comparable destratification systems; lowering installation and operating costs. By running HVAC equipment less, it lasts longer, which in turn reduces costs and lowers the environmental impact of regular fan replacement.”