Local Codes & Regulations
Depending on where your facility is located, it’ll be subject to different city and county regulations. In many places, fans are required to have all moving parts installed at least 10 feet above the finished flooring. Some cities require HVLS fans to be tied into fire suppression systems, while some may require additional structural support depending on the weight of the fan or beam size. Some regions may even have seismic bracing requirements in case of an earthquake. This may sound like a lot to consider, but your local contractor or engineer will likely have encountered these situations before and be able to help you navigate the regulations.
Unique Installation Needs
But what if you have a more unique facility? Perhaps you have concrete ceilings or odd-shaped beams. Or maybe your building has Z purlins or laminated wood beams … or even unique aesthetic needs that require special attention. We’ve got you covered. Our Entrematic fan specialists are experts in helping design the right solution for any facility. In addition, you’ll definitely need to have a local structural engineer involved in the process and sign off on the installation method.
Who Can Install Your HVLS Fan
Entrematic fans are designed to be professionally installed, and we have an extensive network of installers who are experienced with HVLS fans and will provide you with superior service.
However, you can also choose to have your own contractor or electrician install your fan. If you go this route, you’ll want to ask whether they’ve ever installed an HVLS fan before and have them read Entrematic’s installation manual. Our technical support staff can then help answer any questions they have before starting the installation process.
Effect on Our Warranty
For some manufacturers, you must use their authorized installers or you risk voiding the warranty on your fan. However, as long as the contractor you choose installs your Entrematic fan according to the installation manual, your warranty will still stand. We’re committed to walking with you every step of the way – and ensuring you get hours and hours of trouble-free use for years to come!
Ready to Get Started?
Contact us today, and one of our fan specialists will help you with all your questions about installing an HVLS fan.