“ After we installed the Big Ass Fan, we gained the heat we needed. When it's freezing outside, it feels like a warm spring day in the atrium. I'm tickled with how well they do the job for us. Mike Moynihan, HVAC Manager, Lambeau Field
After a dramatic facelift in 2003, Lambeau Field became the new high-tech gateway to Packerland. The atrium’s soaring, 94-ft (28.7-m) ceilings and towering glass wall are impressive, but made temperature control a nightmare in the 366,000-sq-ft (34,000-sq-m) space, especially in the winter. Hot air rose to the ceiling and the air handlers weren’t up to the task of pushing heat back down to the ground. Even with the thermostat turned up to 120°F (48.9°C), floor-level temperatures averaged below 60°F (15.5°C).
Three 24-ft (7.3-m) diameter Big Ass Fans® proved to be the perfect solution. During winter, Big Ass Fans push high volumes of warm air trapped at the ceiling down to the floor without creating a draft. The fans reduce heater run-times and lower energy costs. Once the fans were installed, the air handler’s temperature setting was lowered to 70°F (21.1°C), yet temperatures on the floor stay a constant 68° to 70°F (20° to 21.1°C). Even better, guests are now comfortable year round in this space.