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Every fan needs periodic upkeep, especially if you work in an environment with dirty air. But when it comes to maintenance, some fans save you time and money; unfortunately, many others don’t.
Let’s say you run a food or paper processing business. Which of these choices would you pick every time you have to perform maintenance?
How much money and time could you save with option 3?
The simple secret behind option 3 is a swing-out fan design. These pre-assembled units open up easily, swinging the motor, drive components and propeller clear of the roof opening. That means no more cranes, no more scaffolding, and a lot less downtime. Add in guards that automatically slide into place and the swing-out design is a lot safer for maintenance personnel too.
If you’re only thinking about the upfront cost, then yes, you’ll pay a little bit more. But factor in all the money you won’t lose on future crane rentals, scaffolding or downtime and it becomes a different story. If you perform fan maintenance once a month or more, you’ll probably make back the extra upfront cost in one to two months. That’s right — months.
You have choices when it comes to swing-out models. One of the most popular is the Hartzell 69S Series of belt-drive upblast roof ventilators, available in sizes ranging from 12 to 60 inches. Belt-free, direct-drive options are also available.
For more information about how swing-out fans can slash your maintenance costs, contact Hartzell Air Movement for a no-obligation consultation.