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Maintenance gets comfortable as the fan hits the shifts

Members of the 94th Maintenance Squadron find their working environment more comfortable due to larger than normal fans installed in Bays 2 and 3 of building 838 here Oct. 27. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek)

Members of the 94th Maintenance Squadron find their working environment more comfortable due to larger than normal fans installed in Bays 2 and 3 of building 838 here Oct. 27. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek)

Members of the 94th Maintenance Squadron experience a climate controlled environment due to large fans installed in aircraft maintenance bays 2 and 3 in building 838 here Oct. 27. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek)

Members of the 94th Maintenance Squadron experience a climate controlled environment due to large fans installed in aircraft maintenance bays 2 and 3 in building 838 here Oct. 27. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek)

Installation crews mount large 24-foot fans to the ceiling of aircraft maintenance by 3 in building 838 here Oct. 27. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek)

Installation crews mount large 24-foot fans to the ceiling of aircraft maintenance by 3 in building 838 here Oct. 27. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek)

Installation crews prepare to apply the blades to fan motors already placed on the ceiling of maintenance hangar bay 3 here Oct. 27. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek)

Installation crews prepare to apply the blades to fan motors already placed on the ceiling of maintenance hangar bay 3 here Oct. 27. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek)

A member of the installation crew secures the fan blades of large 24-foot fans mounted on the ceiling of bay 3 in the maintenance hangar here Oct. 27. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek)

A member of the installation crew secures the fan blades of large 24-foot fans mounted on the ceiling of bay 3 in the maintenance hangar here Oct. 27. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek)

A member of the installation crew secures the fan blades of large 24-foot fans mounted on the ceiling of bay 3 in the maintenance hangar here Oct. 27. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek)

A member of the installation crew secures the fan blades of large 24-foot fans mounted on the ceiling of bay 3 in the maintenance hangar here Oct. 27. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek)

The Installation of large 24-foot ceiling fans provide aircraft maintenance personnel with seasonally comfortable air circulation throughout  hangar bay 3 in building 838 here Oct. 27. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek)

The Installation of large 24-foot ceiling fans provide aircraft maintenance personnel with seasonally comfortable air circulation throughout hangar bay 3 in building 838 here Oct. 27. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek)

The Installation of large 24-foot ceiling fans provide aircraft maintenance personnel with seasonally comfortable air circulation throughout  hangar bay 3 in building 838 here Oct. 27. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek)

The Installation of large 24-foot ceiling fans provide aircraft maintenance personnel with seasonally comfortable air circulation throughout hangar bay 3 in building 838 here Oct. 27. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek)

DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. -- Personnel from the 94th Maintenance Squadron will find their working environment much more comfortable due to extremely large fans installed in bay 2 and 3 of the maintenance hangar in building 838 here Oct. 27.

Features of the fans include the ability to move air in an outward direction in larger spaces, circulate air around obstructed areas on floors, and with multiple fans such as those installed in the hangar, work together to create the feel of one single air flow source.

In keeping with command initiatives to conserve energy, the high volume and low speed 24 foot diameter environmentally compliant fans will result in the hangar bays being cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, making them cost effective for the unit.