Object 108: Sky Fan

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Clearly a fan

Clearly a fan

Size: Igloo Cooler

Recorded: May, 2014

Found: Mariano’s Supermarket, Chicago

Material: Plastic or Metal

Circa:  Current

Made: Unknown

Status: Known

A switch

A switch

This started as an unknown, but Andrew Wiltz’s excellent Google skills brought us the answer. Thanks Andrew!

These fans are found in a brand new grocery store in Chicago. They are found over an aisle of dry goods, but not in the produce department.

What are they for?

Hint 1: 

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They’re not on all the time.

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Hint 2: 

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They’re not for insect control.

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Answer: 

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They’re Zoo H60 Destratification fans. In the winter, the building’s high ceilings hold a lot of heat. These fans help force the heat back down to where the people are, saving energy. You can see their specifications here.

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