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Calculating how many air movers you need depends on the size of the space, the airflow requirements, and the drying situation. Air movers are commonly used in restoration, construction, or industrial settings to promote airflow and speed up drying after water damage or during construction projects. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to calculate the number of air movers you need:

Measure the room's square footage: Multiply the length by the width of the space to get the total square footage. For example, if the room is 20 feet by 15 feet:

20 ft×15 ft=300 sq ft

If it's a multi-room space, calculate the square footage of each room and add them together.

CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) is the measurement of airflow the air mover can provide. The more CFM an air mover has, the more air it can move. Most industrial air movers for restoration or drying have a CFM rating between 1,000 and 3,000.

Common Recommendation: For general drying, industry standards recommend a minimum of 1 air mover for every 250–300 square feet of affected area.

Air Changes per Hour (ACH) measures how many times the air in the room is replaced in one hour.

Drying recommendations: For effective drying, you usually want 4 to 6 air changes per hour.

To determine the number of restoration air movers needed based on ACH, use this formula:

Number of Air Movers=(Room Volume×Target ACH)/(CFM of Air Mover×60)

Where:

Room Volume = Length × Width × Height (in feet)

Target ACH = Desired number of air changes per hour (typically 4–6)

CFM of Air Mover = The air mover's airflow capacity

**Example Calculation:**

Let's say you have a room that's 20 feet long, 15 feet wide, and 10 feet tall, and you want 4 air changes per hour (ACH), with air movers rated at 2,000 CFM.

Calculate the room's volume:

20×15×10=3,000 cubic feet

Calculate the number of air movers needed:

Number of Air Movers=(3,000 cubic feet×4 ACH)/(2,000 CFM×60)=12,000/120,000=0.1

Since you can't have 0.1 of an air mover, you would round up to 1 air mover for this room.

Higher Moisture: If the area has sustained significant water damage or requires faster drying, increase the number of air changes per hour (e.g., 6 or more ACH), or use higher-capacity air movers.

Complex Layouts: For irregular spaces or rooms with many obstacles, additional air movers may be needed to ensure even airflow.

**General Guidelines:**

Water Damage: For water-damaged areas, 1 air mover is recommended for every 15–20 linear feet of affected wall.

Small Spaces: Smaller spaces may only require 1 or 2 air movers, but larger areas may need several, especially if faster drying is required.

By calculating based on room volume, CFM capacity, and target air changes per hour, you can estimate the number of air movers you need to effectively dry a space.

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