Most people believe that thermal destratification is an air recycling solution which only benefits our larger spaces such as warehouses, but the natural process of lighter warm air rising upwards and cooler air falling to the floor means this temperature variation is actually a problem which affects most buildings due the fact that we are generally based within 2m of the floor whichever building we are living or working in.
Destratification systems can make the most of this wasted high level heat, saving substantial sums of money on energy costs by up to 50% – this includes both heating and cooling as the systems works to equalize the temperature by re-using both the warm and cool air – thus creating the desired uniform temperature we require.
These systems can work alongside any existing heating or cooling equipment which is already in place – the fans simply move the trapped air which causes hot and cold spots, improving the air quality and comfort levels for people within those environments by moving cool air in summer and warm air from machinery and bodies will be kept moving in the winter. An installation would usually include fitting fan units evenly throughout the space of the facility, they do not have ductwork which requires cleaning and are not subject to regular statutory inspections.
Thermal stratification is considered to be the single biggest waste of energy in buildings today and the Carbon Trust recommends destratifcation as one of its top three carbon-saving measures, it is already being used by large companies such as Morrisons supermarket to resolve problems caused by temperature differences in their aisles. It is also being used by a major pharmaceutical company in their warehouse to prevent the products from being contaminated by excess heat whilst being stored.