If your business enjoys its busy season during the hottest months of the year, then you likely invest heavily in providing ample air conditioning for the space in which your patrons visit. That certainly applies at the gold courses across the country. While the men and women may not mind the heat as they play 18 holes, you can be sure that they look forward to the refreshing cool of the clubhouse when they have finished up their rounds. So, when the HVAC system serving the clubhouse fails, immediate action is necessary.
Given this, it likely isn’t any surprise that when a well-known golf course unexpectedly suffered a major HVAC failure, they very quickly signed off on the installation of a new and improved system. The new system, according to reports will cost more than $40,000, but it will be far more energy efficient and reliable than the 25-year-old system that it is replacing.
This is a very popular course that brings in some of the most well-known names in golf, as well as many thousands of players who haven’t yet reached major league status. Failing to provide a comfortable club house setting could have cost this golf course far more than the administrators intend to spend on the new air conditioning.
A system like the one proposed for the golf course can also be outfitted with energy saving sensors and controls. Outdoor air temperature sensors and corresponding controls can be used to temper the effort of the HVAC equipment when outdoor temperatures are moderate. Air flow sensors can be used to detect when filters have become too dirty to allow for proper air flow, so they can be replaced before the hinder the efficiency of the system. And, programmable thermostats can be used to conserve energy when players have gone home for the evening. Ultimately, this will very likely prove to be a smart financial decision for the gold course.