Designed with a lot of glass to light the space and garage doors that open so beer drinkers can enjoy Colorado’s sunny weather, the taproom could be chilly in the winter months.
Sanitas Brewing CEO and Co-Founder Michael Memsic says the three Airius fans, installed at the ceiling above the HVAC ductwork, blend well in the taproom’s design and are virtually unnoticeable to customers.
The fans, Memsic says, “made a significant difference, and the room has become so much more comfortable.” The change, he adds: “was an immediate change. The day we installed the Air Pears our heaters worked significantly less.”
In addition to employee and customer comfort, Airius destratification fans help cut facilities’ energy bills. By circulating warmer air from high ceiling areas, Airius fans reduce temperature layering known as stratification. That airflow, in a gentle column directed to the floor, equalizes a facility’s overall temperature, preventing excess heating costs because of stratification.
Sanitas is leaving the taproom fans on night and day, keeping the temperature balanced and comfortable for when the taproom opens for the day. “Without a question, this is reducing our HVAC from running constantly,” Memsic adds. “I don’t believe that any of our customers notice the fans,” he says. “They are discrete, and they don’t blow too hard.”
Installation at the Sanitas taproom couldn’t have been easier, Memsic says. The fans were mounted quickly using a scissor lift, taking only about 30 minutes to get each up and running.
Airius offers its turbine-shaped fans, with patented stator technology, in “plug-and-play” models servicing ceiling heights of 8 to 125 feet. The Air Pear fan is also offered in a Suspended Ceiling Fan model for dropped ceilings.