Welcome to the Go Fan Yourself® blog!

We appreciate that you’ve taken the time to dig a little deeper into who we are as a company. We believe that a blog is not just a platform for us to wax poetic about our products. Instead, we see it as an opportunity to connect with you on a more personal level.

After all, a company is but a group of individuals working together to achieve a common goal. We hope never to lose sight of the fact that every person involved in our company is important, and to keep that personal touch in whatever we do.

So, in all our posts, we promise to do our best to show a personal side as well as to give you a more in-depth glimpse into what we do and what Go Fan Yourself® is as a company. And, to not just make announcements that are of interest to us, but to address some of the most common questions and concerns our customers have about our products, policies and philosophy.

Weekly 5 with Bill: Talking Sports

A self-described sports fanatic, Bill is a big fan of professional sports. Living in Chicago has provided him with great professional teams to cheer for: the Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox.

Weekly 5 with Bill: Summer Plans

When Bill isn’t out promoting GFY with the sales team, you can find him traveling to new destinations with his family, watching sporting events and grilling in the backyard. Family is a priority for Bill. We recently caught up with him to see what he and his family have going on this summer!

Caution: Slippery When Wet

Caution: Slippery When Wet

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slips and falls are the LEADING cause of workers compensation claims and bring over 1 million visits to emergency room visits each year. And to add to that, the compensation and medical costs that are associated with employee slip and fall accidents are approximately $70 billion annually.

Weekly 5 with Bill: The Heat Is On

The sun is out, the temperatures are up and Bill’s on the road! He’s visiting numerous facilities to help increase air movement, productivity and employee comfort. In this edition of our Weekly 5 with Bill, we find out that if you love what you do and stay positive, the sky is the limit!

How to Avoid Your Warehouse Becoming Buzzfeed Fodder

Several years ago, Amazon felt their employees’ and the public’s ire when their Allentown, PA warehouse was widely reported as ill-equipped to handle the summer heat. [While wrongdoings at well-known companies make for great headlines, these heat-related incidents occur every day across the US.]

Fan Wars: Another Reason To Install Large Diameter Fans


“I couldn’t believe I was seeing what I was seeing - - two guys throwing punches in this outrageously hot warehouse over a portable floor fan!” said Bill Carlson, owner of Go Fan Yourself. “I was there surveying the facility for HVLS (high volume, low speed) fans, and this throw down seemed to illustrate pretty clearly that a change in climate was overdue. Talk about timing!”

Workplace Productivity - Beat the Heat

How well do you perform when the temperature is above 90 degrees?

If you’re like me, you start slowing down. Your reactions are slower, you move slower, you have a hard time concentrating and wait… what was I talking about again? All kidding aside, it’s just outright tough to perform and excel in sweltering conditions.

Beat Heat Stress with Go Fan Yourself

Heat is responsible for more deaths than tornadoes and hurricanes combined.

It’s true. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, heat is the No. 1 weather-related killer. It’s pretty shocking since heat stress can be 100 percent avoided. Let’s take a minute to review the four types of heat stress, so we can learn what symptoms to look out for before the unbearable heat of the summer starts setting in.