1.) Air De-Stratification Study
De-stratification Energy Savings Analysis by Dr. Byron Jones, Ph. D., P.E., AHSRAE. Kansas State University, 1980. 1981, Revised 1984.
Michigan Consolidated Gas Company Stratified air is a natural condition normally found in residential, commercial and industrial areas. During any season, heat rises up and through the ceiling while cold air remains on the floor.
Therefore, there is usually a significant difference between the temperature at your ceiling and the temperature at your floor. You can measure this temperature differential by using common thermometers. Proper installation and use of Air De-stratifieres generally reduces the temperature differential by 75% in most residential, commercial and industrial applications. As you can see from the chart below, the energy cost savings can be very substantial.
The vertical column represents the thermal stat setting and the horizontal column is the difference in temperature from the floor to the ceiling. E.g.: with the thermostat set at 70 degrees a 5 degree difference in temperature from the floor to the ceiling equals an 18.03 reduction of consumption.