Squash Court Heating – The Project
We where approached by a Squash Club to come up with a squash court heating solution to replace there current system
The committee at the squash club wanted to upgrade their existing inefficient heating system with something more energy efficient and less agricultural looking.
Their current system consisted of six 3kW quartz halogen heaters per court. The total load for the two courts was a whopping 36.0kW!
The committee were also interested in the fact that the new heaters proposed for the installation didn’t give off any light as the orange glare off the old quartz heaters was distracting to its squash players.
The new heaters would also have to be integrated into the clubs online booking system which automatically switches the heating and lighting on 15 minutes before a court has been booked to use
Here is how it all unfolded…
After carrying out a site visit we proposed installing 3 x 2.4kW longwave radiant heaters per court to be controlled via a wireless thermostat. Straight away we were able to drop the overall load from 36.0Kw to 14.4kW which meant that the squash club would be using over 50% less energy heating each court!
The room thermostat would also keep each court from exceeding a pre-set ambient temperature making it comfortable for its members to play a game of squash whilst also keeping the heating costs to a minimum.
Radiant cassette heaters are ideal for use in squash courts as they can be mounted up out the way and give off no noise or light. The heaters have a very smart, clean, compact design and are not noticeable once installed.
The project was a huge success! We were able to integrate the heaters into the building’s control system, save the club some money on their running costs too.
The committee were also pleased with the final outcome and said:
“Thanks very much for completing the work on the court heating in such an efficient manner. The committee were impressed with the appearance of the new heaters and very pleased with the condition you left the courts in.”