Residents of California’s Inland Empire are no strangers to the heat. But when you own a popular roller skating rink and your patrons are constantly asking you to make it cooler, the cost implications can make even the most seasoned businessperson break a sweat.
Such was the case for Bruce Bragassa, owner of Stardust Skating Center in San Bernardino, CA. Despite running his air conditioning system, and with barrel fans blowing in two corners of the 22,000 square foot facility, skaters were noticeably perspiring both on and off the floor.
Revamping the existing air conditioning unit would have proven cost-prohibitive. What Stardust needed was a solution that moved a large volume of cooled air at the ceiling down to the skaters below.
“I’d discovered MacroAir’s website and thought this is too good to be true,” says Bruce. “So I contacted MacroAir and had a chance to see a fan in operation. That’s when I knew we absolutely had to get one.”
Stardust opted for an AirVolution 24′, and the results have been nothing short of spectacular. Since installing the fan, Stardust uses their air conditioning sparingly, and Bruce has seen his energy bill reduced by over $1,000 a month.
According to Bruce, “It’s by far the coolest thing I’ve done since opening the rink.”