The design was simple - a tube filled with quicksilver connected to a damper. When the temperature increased, the air expanded, pushed the quicksilver up, and closed the damper. When the temperature dropped, the quicksilver would fall and the damper would open, allowing hot air to enter.
Today we have harnessed the power of the thermostat to not only simplify our life, but also make us more comfortable, increase efficiency, and save on electricity costs. Automated climate control systems for large diameter fans utilize thermostats as a temperature sensor to identify and dictate optimal operating speed and direction.
How Automated Fan Control Works
Automated fan control measures temperature and humidity at two points - the floor and the ceiling. This information is used to calculate the heat index which captures the "feels like" temperature rather than just the actual temperature. Based on the heat index, the automated fan speed control software identifies the best operating speed and direction and runs the fans accordingly.
Using the automated fan control is as simple as selecting a desired temperature range and leaving it to do its work. When the temperature rises above the desired temperature range, the fans will automatically run in the forward direction and create a cooling effect. If the temperature drops below the desired temperature range, the automated fan control will run the fans in the reverse direction to redistribute the warm air overhead and eliminate hot and cold spots without generating a discernible breeze.
Benefits of Automating Your Fan Control:
1) No control adjustments
With automated fan control, you no longer need to disrupt your workflow to adjust the speed and direction of your fans. Although it only takes a few moments to adjust the fan, waiting for your body to recognize thermal discomfort allows the environment to swing into an uncomfortable climate. Automating the fans speed saves time and maintains a consistently comfortable environment.
Control fan speeds with a fully integrated LCD touchscreen display panel. This display panel makes repairs quicker and easier with error codes and diagnostic capabilities. With this state-of-the-art technology, and a remote, you have the ability to control the fan speed and direction of up to 30 fans. Control on/off, fan speeds, forward/reverse and memory storage of the last used settings all with a touch of a button.
2) Optimized fan performance
Identifying the best speed and direction to operate your fans can be difficult, especially during the spring and fall seasons when the temperatures frequently fluctuate. The automation software calculates all of this for you and perfectly optimizes your fans' performance for the current climate.
We offer optional control systems for the MacroAir Controller 10,20, and 30. With a comfort control thermostat that automatically maintains the room temperature by gauging the heat index, and then measures the temperature and humidity between the ceiling and floor and calculates each fan's ideal fan speed and direction. Set the desired temperature and enjoy.
3) Savings on heating and cooling
If you couple your fans with air conditioning, the cooling effect created by the fans will enable you to set your thermostat higher while maintaining the same level of comfort. In the winter, the fans run in reverse to mix the heated air, eliminating hot and cold spots and decreasing your heating costs. Automation running on a power supply of 110-240v maximizes energy efficiency by lowering energy costs across your climate control solutions.
Bottom Line on Fans with Temperature Control and Automation
Fans with temperature sensor control give the best of both worlds with energy savings and consistent comfort around all seasons.
Just like Drebbel, we don't have time to watch our chickens hatch, so free up your time and utility budget with an automated fan with temperature sensor control system.
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