Ambient Air Temperature 50-60°F?

Ambient Air Temperature 50-60°F?


Are You Running a Heater in Your Freezer?

You are if the ambient air temperature at 50-60°F. Or even warmer!!!

That heater in the freezer is costing facilities thousands of dollars per year. The refrigeration system needs to run colder to maintain ice quality and combat the heat, resulting in additional operating hours on your plant.

So How Did it Get So Warm in the First Place?

Great question! Those temperatures are often a reaction to complaints from (often inadequately dressed) spectators. Making them happy doesn’t make the ice happy, though – and the ice quality should be the main priority in a rink.

That’s what Les Quinton thinks. Watch as the former Parks & Recreation Manager talks about how the Oilfields Regional Arena in Diamond Valley, AB operates, and how temperature and humidity are managed in that facility. (They also worked on insulation, maintained weather stripping, added LED lights, and, of course, installed a REALice system.)

The results? Reduced runtime on the compressors AND the dehumidifier, saving thousands of dollars each year.

Talk to Your User Groups!

Reminding the coaches to remind the parents to dress appropriately when they come to the rink can also help. Keeping the ambient temperature under 50°F is not only good for the ice, it’s an easy way to keep the costs down, which is good for everyone.