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SubAir Use as the Weather Cools Down

 As the weather cools down, so does the busy summer golf season. With the temperatures dropping and the sun being out for fewer hours during the day, people are less likely to go out to the golf course or sports field. During these winter months, you’re going to want to make sure that you’re taking care of your SubAir fans. Whether you decide to keep your fans outdoors or you decide to store them inside, here is all you need to know about SubAir use as the weather cools down. 

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SubAir Use in the Winter

Start by cleaning your fans and giving them a check-up. All debris should be cleaned from your fan and all grease points should be properly greased. If you’re thinking about storing it, make sure you have a covered, dry location available, or cover it with a fan cover. If you’re leaving your fans outside, turn them on for an hour or two per month. You can purchase a durable fan cover through TurfBreeze. After the winter months are over and the spring finally arrives, you’ll be ready to take your fans out of storage. At this point, you should check for proper lubrication and that all bolts are tight. Inspect belts for proper tension and wear. Once everything looks good, you can set your fans back up on the green and enjoy the benefits of using SubAir systems for another season!

SubAir Systems

SubAir Systems is the leader in air flow technology. The SubAir facility, located in Graniteville, South Carolina, houses their administrative offices, engineering, production, shipping, and sales which allows the SubAir team to provide personal service from planning to delivery. SubAir Systems is committed to providing innovative technology and premium service to meet the demands of today’s green industry. If you have any questions or would like to contact someone from our team, please call us at (866) 641-6663 or contact us online. 

 Winter Storage of TurfBreeze Fans (Indoor and Outdoor) – SubAir Systems

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Storing Your Fans in the Winter

TurfBreeze was developed to provide airflow on the surface of golf course greens and sports fields. The fan can help preserve the life of the green and also benefits warm and cool season grasses, promotes an overall healthier turf, controls excess surface moisture from rain, dew or frost, improves quality of shaded grasses, operates quietly, and is an economical and convenient way to provide surface aeration. All in all, this fan is a must-have for any golf course or sports field owner. With all of these great benefits, you’re definitely going to want to keep your turf fan functioning at its prime for as long as possible. One time of the year when you’ll want to be extra careful with your turf fans is during winter. If you aren’t mindful of the weather your fan could become damaged or less effective. This is why storage of  your TurfBreeze fan, no matter if it’s indoor or outdoor, is an important part of maintenance and service.

Storing Your Fans

For indoor fans, you won’t have to do much to prepare for the winter. Just do a check-up on it in the fall to ensure it is working properly, cover it with a blanket or tarp to keep out all the dust that might settle on it. For outdoor fans, there are a few more steps to take. First and foremost, you’ll have to bring your fan inside to a room that isn’t too humid and is well-insulated. If you’re worried about rust, spray problem areas of you fan with WD-40. Essentially, you’ll want to keep all your indoor and outdoor fans in places that are protected from the cold temperatures and dry winds that come from winter. 

SubAir Systems in Graniteville, SC

SubAir is the leader in air flow technology. The SubAir facility, located in Graniteville, South Carolina, houses their administrative offices, engineering, production, shipping, and sales which allows the SubAir team to provide personal service from planning to delivery. SubAir Systems is committed to providing innovative technology and premium service to meet the demands of today’s green industry. If you have any questions or would like to contact someone from our team, please call us at (866) 641-6663 or contact us online

Fall Season Turf Fan Maintenance

Maintaining your Turf Fan this fall is important to its functionality and efficiency. You should be performing inspections on your units every spring and fall. If this is done on a regular basis, it can reduce the cost of maintaining your TurfBreeze fan. Scheduled inspections can protect your SubAir investment by identifying a small problem that may result in a major problem in the future. There are two things you’ll need to inspect each spring and fall: the SubAir vault and control panels. Here’s what you’ll need to do for each part:50in-Direct-Drive

SubAir Vault

Run your TurfBreeze Fan for 20 minutes per month to ensure the motor runs properly and to lubricate the bearings inside the motor. Remove the vault inspection port cover and examine the inside of the vault. Check the sump pump operation. Make sure the sump pump is attached securely at the base and top Fernco. Make sure the float switch moves freely. Make sure the actuator moves the diverter paddle from vacuum to pressure and returns to the fail safe position. Clean any debris from the exhaust/intake. SubAir Service and Support Packages provide certainty that your SubAir units are in top operating condition year round.

SubAir Control Panels

Remove all spider webs, leaves, and other debris that has accumulated over the year. Clean the face plate with mild cleanser. Check the test light to make sure it is working properly. Add a little granular insecticide to the bottom of your panel to keep the critters out. Check all the 2 amp fuse indicators. Check the weather stripping seal.

SubAir Systems

SubAir Systems is the leader in air flow technology. The SubAir facility, located in Graniteville, South Carolina, houses their administrative offices, engineering, production, shipping, and sales which allows the SubAir team to provide personal service from planning to delivery. SubAir Systems is committed to providing innovative technology and premium service to meet the demands of today’s green industry. If you have any questions or would like to contact someone from our team, please call us at (866) 641-6663 or contact us online

Wentworth Club Announcing Full Course SubAir System

Wentworth Club Chief Executive, Stephen Gibson, summed up the recent BMW PGA Championship as follows: “It’s been an absolutely fantastic tournament at Wentworth from start to finish. We’ve seen tremendous crowds, fabulous weather and spectacular golf all through the week – there’s just been an incredible buzz about the Club that you don’t get anywhere else in the world.

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SubAir ushers in revolutionary technology for cricket stadiums

Hyderabad (India), Apr.20 (ANI-Businesswire India):”Match called off / delayed at Chinnaswamy Stadium due to wet outfield”. This headline which appeared quite often will soon be a thing of the past.
  The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA), after vigorous research and technical evaluation, decided to install the next-generation subsurface aeration and vacuum-powered drainage system from SubAir, USA at Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bangalore) making it the first ever installation of SubAir Systems for Cricket stadiums worldwide.
    Chinnaswamy KSCA Hon. Secretary Brijesh Patel said, “KSCA strives to introduce latest technologies in the interest of the game and the fans. Everyone understands that when it rains, it is an act of God.but once it stops raining, it will be inexcusable to delay or cancel a game due to a wet outfield. With this high-tech solution from SubAir, fastest resumption of the game is now possible.”
  The SubAir system automatically kicks into action the minute it starts raining, thereby not allowing any buildup of water on the outfield. It quickly removes standing water (36 times faster than drainage by gravity!) virtually eliminating the need for extended game delays or cancellations due to wet outfield conditions.
  The SubAir Sport System would also provide the curators at Chinnaswamy Stadium the ability to promote healthier, stronger, and safer turf. With its aeration function that operates round the clock, the SubAir system provides an optimal growing environment for the root zone, thereby minimizing turf diseases, algae, excessive thatch and black layer.
  The aeration function also helps in reducing the surface temperature on the turf, making it more comfortable for the players.
  Hyderabad based Great Sports Infra, South Asia’s leading provider of turnkey solutions for sports infrastructure and also the exclusive licensee of SubAir for Cricket stadiums worldwide has been contracted for this project. The scope also includes renovation of the outfield along the lines of USGA standards. This includes a sub-surface network of perforated pipes for aeration and drainage, in a closed loop system and connected to the SubAir Sport System.
  The combination of this sub-base design and the SubAir system helps optimize the use of water needed for the turf, as well as capture the entire rainwater or any excess irrigation and redirect it completely for rain water harvesting.
  Anil Kumar, Managing Director of Great Sports Infra says, “We are glad to provide the SubAir aeration and water evacuation technology to KSCA, which will make it the most modern outfield in the cricketing world. Considering that millions of dollars are at risk when a match gets cancelled due to a wet outfield, KSCA has shown great vision in pioneering the use of this next generation technology. Many other cricket stadiums are now interested in adopting the same for their modernization plans.”
  Kevin Crowe, Senior Vice President at SubAir says, “SubAir has proven itself across various sports like Baseball, Soccer, Rugby, Golf etc. This system is used at some of the best stadiums worldwide and has over 500 installations. It has also been used for the NFL, 2014 FIFA World Cup (Brazil) and would also be in use in the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia (2018).”
  Currently, there is no scientific measurement of actionable data related to salinity, temperature and moisture content. The SubAir system acquires data from all over the field through embedded wireless sensors, and then takes appropriate corrective action keeping the field healthy and in optimal conditions, fostering stronger roots and turf. (ANI-Businesswire India)