3 Tips for Increasing the Comfort in Your Gym With HVLS Fans

3 Tips for Increasing the Comfort in Your Gym With HVLS Fans

Have you ever walked into a gym and felt really uncomfortable because of how hot and stuffy the air felt? You don’t need to feel like you are trapped in a hot gym with stagnant air.

When you combine large ceiling fans with HVAC systems, you can get rid of unpleasant odors and provide your clients with the comfortable environment they were looking for when they joined your gym. Let’s take a look at 3 tips you can use to retain your customers and attract new ones by creating comfortable air movement and maintaining good air quality with large fans.

1. Move the Air and People Will Move With It

What happens if your gym’s ventilation is dependent on HVAC systems or outside air only? The probable end result is an uncomfortable and humid environment because your system is not removing enough moisture or moving enough air. Taking it a step further, let’s look at what can happen if you do not supplement your gym’s ventilation problem that is causing uncomfortable conditions:

  • Humid air is a breeding ground for bacteria
  • Spotty cooling leaves large areas of your gym hot and uncomfortable
  • Humid air can cause musty smells

Large commercial ceiling fans are a great way to provide balanced air movement and cool down a gym. Unlike the small stream of fast-moving air produced by a traditional fan, commercial ceiling fans send out large columns of air that travel a greater distance, meaning they impact a larger area of the gym. These fans also complement the way humans naturally keep their bodies at a comfortable temperature. Through a process called evaporative cooling, the evaporation of the moisture (sweat) from your skin cools the body and prevents it from overheating. Large commercial ceiling fans move a lot of air, which in turn helps speed this process up so that your gym members will experience a cooling effect, which brings relief to feelings of heat stress and humidity.

2. Use Large Fans to Save on Energy Costs

Large ceiling fans are ideal for fitness facilities. The potential savings in energy costs are at the top of the list of benefits of utilizing large ceiling fans. The uniform air temperature they help create means that your gym’s HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain your desired temperature.


My energy bills were astronomical and once the fan went in, we turned off the air conditioning…and the first bill was cut in half.

Rachael Wilson

Owner & Trainer , Bikecoach Fitness Studio

3. Know How Many Fans You Need and Where You Need Them

AirViz is MacroAir’s virtual airflow simulation software that provides you with an opportunity to try MacroAir’s large ceiling fans before you buy them.

AirViz turns guesswork into an accurate visual animation and report through the power of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). A colorful animation is created and you can see the pattern and speed of airflow from MacroAir’s large ceiling fans. An accurate picture is painted for everyone involved in the development process. You can know how many fans to buy and where they should be placed for optimal air movement.

Because they used simulation software to figure out where the fans should go so it works better, you are getting the fans placed in the spot that works best for the whole room which is a huge advantage.

Rachael Wilson

Owner & Trainer, Bikecoach Fitness Studio