Grocery Stores and Supermarkets

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High energy bills and uneven temperatures? Your problem might be stratification. Stratification is the tendency for hot air to rise towards the ceiling in large buildings with tall ceilings, and grocery stores often face this problem due to the variety of temperatures present in the store. From the cold cases to the deli, with the front doors opening and closing for every new customer, maintaining a consistent temperature is tough. Without a destratification system, a badly stratified grocery store can be an awfully unpleasant place to work or shop. Fogging on exterior glass of case doors? Slip hazards at entrances? Destratification can help here, too!

Airius helps solve issues with stratified air with a line of high-impact destratification fans. Our sales team is ready to help you understand the movement of air in your store and recommend a selection of fans that suit your specific needs. Not only will an Airius fan make your store more comfortable for your employees and patrons by equalizing the temperature, it can significantly reduce HVAC bills by reducing the cooling load during the summer and recirculating warm air to the floor during winter.

Airius owns a utility patent on two key components of the Air Pear, the stator and venturi nozzle. This patent allow us to build a product that, unlike a ceiling fan, provides a narrow column of air that can be directed. This is a crucial component of grocery store destratification, as these components are built so that they will not interfere with open cold cases.

Airius fans can be installed in both dropped ceilings or an exposed structure.

Increase comfort for customers and staff
Save energy – up to 30% off heating bills
Improve your HVAC efficiency
Quiet models for sound-sensitive installations
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Air Pears, with black plastic, installed in Whole Foods Market in Chicago

 Benefits to Grocery Stores

  • Up to 35% reduction of heating costs
  • Up to 30% reduction of cooling costs
  • Increased comfort for employees and visitors
  • Maximizes the efficiency of all types of HVAC systems
  • Simple installation
  • Utilizes process heat, lighting and solar gain
  • Reduced run time on existing HVAC equipment
  • Reduced internal condensation and wet floors
  • Reduced ceiling temperatures increasing lighting lifespan
  • PHI units help mitigate odors, viruses, bacteria and VOCs

Similar Applications

  • Entrances & Vestibules
  • Bathrooms (Great PHI application)
  • Cart Storage Areas (Great PHI application)
  • Back of House
  • Loading Docks
  • Bar & Dinning Areas
  • Distribution Centers
  • Convenience Stores
What They’re Saying

“There have been huge benefits with the overall reduction of relative humidity where the Air Pear destratifiers have been installed.”

Tom HutchinsonEnreps LLC, Energy Management & HVAC Consultants

“When I first saw the Airius Units I was very skeptical about them and really didn’t understand how they would work. The Airius Thermal Equalizer is a truly remarkable product with what they really do. They have neutralized and even out the temperature. The Airius units utilized the warmer air in the ceiling by bring it down in the aisles and mixing with the cooler air therefore, has balance and equalized the temperature. After installing the Airius Product I have received very positive feedback. There are no more complaints about the Freezer section aisles being too cold.”

Bob BoothElectrical Dimensions, Portland

“We have been using Airius fans in our grocery stores for many years. The fans have always been reliable and provide excellent air movement. Since we started purchasing these fans I have never had an issue with them. All the employees of Airius that I have had the privilege of working with have been excellent and very responsive. Airius is on the cutting edge of air movement and is always looking for ways to improve their products. Definitely an economical solution to air stratification issues one might have. I have nothing but praise for them and recommend it to any company.”

Daniel AbrahamsonLead Maintenance Technician, Natural Grocers Vitamin Cottage

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