Destratification Benefits for Supermarkets with Cold Aisles


Supermarket destratification is becoming the standard in retail outlets all over the world to help manage comfort and energy costs.

Providing a comfortable environment for both customers and staff is an important factor when considering how to improve sales and productivity. Airius has been helping customers achieve this goal with the world’s leading destratification fan system since 2004.

Supermarket and convenience stores which are either too hot or too cold can lead to shorter customer shopping times and reduced employee productivity.  At Airius, our industry-leading destratification systems can help eliminate this problem, as well as reducing energy costs and a business’s carbon footprint.

Standard HVAC systems can be ineffective and inefficient.  However, at Arius, our supermarket destratification units successfully solve the problem of unstable environmental temperatures by recycling rising warm air and falling cool air.  By doing this, the system produces more efficient, economical and comfortable temperature distribution throughout retail stores, whatever their size.

How can a Supermarket Destratification system help my business?

Supermarkets have been trying to solve the seemingly age-old problem of how to simultaneously heat their chilled and frozen goods aisles, whilst keeping the clothing and homeware sections suitably cool and inviting for customers to browse.

According to research, heating and cooling spend accounts for approximately 50% of a store’s total energy consumption.  Of course, the figure can vary significantly depending on the season, so in order to reduce costs and improve the bottom line, it’s vital for retail businesses to find a solution to this problem.

In supermarket and convenience stores, temperatures can fluctuate significantly between chiller and freezer sections and other areas of the premises.

Operational costs for heating and cooling systems are one of the largest cost centres for businesses; particularly when inefficient HVAC units are unable to reach optimum conditions and a consistent environment.

At Airius, our supermarket destratification systems offer the ideal solution to this problem.  By mixing internal air to balance temperatures, our units can maintain a consistent level of comfort throughout supermarkets and stores, while reducing the workload on existing HVAC systems.

Within the retail sector, Airius have helped thousands of stores of all shapes and size cut their energy costs and optimise comfort for both workers and staff members.  Our destratification methods are also recommended by the Carbon Trust, who endorse destratification as one of their top cost and carbon saving measures.

What are the benefits of installing a destratification system in retail stores?

With energy prices increasingly on the rise for UK businesses, it makes good financial sense to be more efficient by recycling the heat generated in your premises, or the cool air that falls to the floor where thermostats are usually positioned.

Airius destratification fans provide a wealth of benefits for retail businesses using freezers and chillers.  Our range of market-leading and fully guaranteed fans recycle the hot air generated by your existing HVAC systems, as well as any excess heat emitted from equipment or machinery, evenly distributing it throughout your shop premises.  

The fans are then able to recirculate this warm air evenly, in particular down freezer and chiller aisles, making conditions warmer and more comfortable, encouraging longer customer browse times and greater spend.

The many benefits of installing an Airius supermarket destratification and airflow circulation cooling system in your retail business include:

What type of retailers use destratification units?

Airius provide efficient and effective destratification systems for a wide range of major high street retailers, supermarkets and convenience stores incorporating chiller and frozen food aisles, including leading supermarket chains such as Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda, Waitrose, Co-Op, and Nisa.

By utilising our industry-leading thermal destratification systems, these businesses have benefitted from significant cost reductions in everyday heating and cooling energy.

Our fully guaranteed units work by eliminating hot and cold spots throughout retail stores whilst simultaneously improving freezer and chiller aisle comfort levels, leading to an increase in customer dwell time and average spend.  Our destratification systems also reduce fogging levels on reach in cases and helps to quickly dry up floor spillages with zero impact on the operational performance of your fridges.

How are supermarket destratification systems installed?

Whatever the size of your retail business – whether you’re a small convenience store or a chain of supermarkets – our destratification units are quick and easy to install, meaning you won’t lose any footfall when we carry out the installation.  On top of this, our fully guaranteed destratification systems for retail businesses require minimal maintenance.

Although our fans are designed to be easy to get up and running, here at Airius our team of expert installers will work with you on a bespoke installation which takes the size and type of your business into account, as well as installing a system that works seamlessly alongside your existing HVAC equipment, helping to maximise efficiency, savings and customer comfort.

Do you need a destratification system for your retail store?

With up to 70% of a typical business’s energy budget spent on heating and cooling, by installing an Airius destratification system, we can help make your business significantly more energy efficient as well as reducing costs.

In addition to providing a more comfortable environment for both staff and customers, our industry-leading heating and cooling units can help reduce your carbon footprint and eliminate the risk of any potentially costly energy-specific legislative action in the future.

Why not call us now on 01202 554200 to see how we can help you save an average of 35% on your energy expenditure.