The same wind chill factor that makes us miserable in the winter is one of our best tools for summer comfort.
No mater where you work, increasing the wind chill factor will make you feel cooler. Any air movement will make you feel better on a hot day. It also increases the evaporation rate. The faster your sweat evaporates the better your body cools itself.
Caution; you do need to replace vital fluids and keep your electrolytes up to. Drink plenty of water to keep your body’s natural cooler working.
If you work in a factory or other building that is not air conditioned there are two key objectives to keeping cool.
Get the excess heat out of the building
Keep the air moving
Both of these can be accomplished using very little electrical power if you let the natural chimney effect do most of the work. Openings in the building that are through or near the roof will let the heat escape. Windows, doorways out to the roof and heat vents, all give energy free ventilation.
Most people work at floor level so opening doors and windows that are low down in the building will allow outdoor air to rush in making a cool draft. All the hot air that exits the building near the roof is replaced by incoming air. Venting and replacing air set up an airflow that helps to cool folks.
To boost the wind chill, add some powered exhaust fans to get more hot air moving out of the building and add some fans that are aimed directly at the people who are doing the work.
Keeping people cool helps keep productivity up in spite of high temperatures.
Electric air moving fans are a bargain. They use little energy for a very positive benefit.
If folks forget to turn the fans off at the end of the day, the fans can be controlled using motion detectors or timers. Shutting the fans off when no one is there to enjoy the breeze saves cash. It also prevents another lump of coal from being burned at the power plant.
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