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Heat Reclaim Systems

A recreational ice facility is highly dependent on a refrigeration system to provide the necessary cooling to produce and maintain an ice surface. The electrically driven refrigeration equipment is the highest ongoing non-labor cost of operation for your facility.

The entire refrigeration process is devoted to removing heat from the ice and disposing of it outdoors at the condenser. Since a great deal of heat is being conveyed by the refrigeration system anyway, it makes economic sense to harness this valuable source of free energy. With a properly integrated building design, the real dollar value of recovered heat can easily exceed the cost of electricity several times over.

Benefits include:

Some good uses of heat reclaim are:

It is possible to provide the entire facility's heating requirement with free waste heat. With the addition of an opportunistic thermal gathering system, you can provide all of the facility heat at a minimal operating cost. In many cases, this valuable resource has been the tipping point of turning unprofitable facilities into profitable facilities. There is generally a very quick payback on first costs, and some rebates apply. By leasing equipment, your costs can be much less than your savings, providing you with an immediate positive cash flow.

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