Tuesday, August 31, 2010

We are a fan!

Guest: "Wow, that is a big fan."
Me: "Yes, it is a Big Ass Fan"
Guest: "I guess it is!"
Me: "No, really, that is a Big Ass Fan made by the Big Ass Fan company"
Guest: "I love it."

We love our fan, too. It is one of the first things people notice when they enter and it has become a conversation piece. Besides the fun of the fan, it does serve a purpose. When Alistair purchased the Vox Theatre, the building had the original tin ceiling from 1922, 20 foot ceilings and not enough air conditioning for an event space.

The dilemma: how to efficiently cool the space and not cut into the ceiling, all at a reasonable price?

The choices were minimal for cooling this old building/new event space on a budget.

Option 1: hang duct work from the ceiling down below the light fixtures.
Option 2: install a large fan to push the air from the ceiling.

Add protecting the ceiling, and it was impossible.

The solution: the next best thing - limit the holes in the ceiling, keep most of the ceiling visible and create a conversation piece.

20 tons of cooling and 1 Big Ass Fan later, our guests are comfortable on a 100 degree day in Kansas.

So now we are known for our fan!

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