With the addition of an Airius fan system, you will experience balanced air temperatures from ceiling to floor and wall to wall. Increased comfort for patrons and employees alike and the owner enjoys lower HVAC energy costs. If you have a dropped ceiling or an open ceiling we have a fan system that will work for you. Give us a call to find out more information or request technical details, BIM models or layout assistance.
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Increase comfort for employees and customers
Save energy – up to 30% off cooling and heating bills
Remove hot and cold spots across your store
Improve your HVAC efficiency
Quiet models for sound-sensitive installations
Make your facility feel alive and dynamic
A Better Customer Experience.
The importance of customer experience is paramount in retail. Utilise Airius fans to maximize comfort while reducing your HVAC energy costs. Airius fans work alongside your HVAC system to provide general air movement to reduce the cooling load during the summer and recirculate warm air to the floor during the winter.
For architecturally sensitive spaces, check out our Designer Series fans that can be color matched to your choosing. For dropped ceiling lobbies check out our Air Pear Suspended Ceiling fans. For narrow aisles, we also offer the Retail Series with a Narrow Aisle nozzle in addition to the standard nozzle. Worried about odours, moulds,viruses, bacteria or VOCs? Then check out the factory installed PHI cell for your fan system.
Benefits to Retail Stores
- Up to 35% reduction of heating costs
- Up to 30% reduction of cooling costs
- Increased comfort for employees and customers
- Remove hot and cold spots typical to large retail stores
- 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 odours, moulds, viruses, bacteria and VOCs
- Big Box Stores
- Warehouse Clubs
- Grocery Stores
- Back of House Areas
What They’re Saying
“Just letting you know that we turned this on last Wednesday. While we haven’t had a chance to monitor what happens in the store in regard to the effect on temperatures when the place is in normal operation, (they opened on Thursday with queues about 500m long), my initial observations were that it was providing a noticeable airflow at ground level which is about 9.5m below the fan.
My brief tests with smoke indicated that the air being pushed back down was quite well ‘defined’ and was not spreading out, which was good to see.
Thanks for your help with this.”John Docherty - Project ManagerHVAC ASSIST LTD
“Optimum Control Technologies is actively involved in LIVE energy monitoring of the various elements of electricity use in Supermarkets - namely air conditioning, lighting and refrigeration. One of the age old problems has been the temperature variations in supermarkets caused by ‘spillage’ of cold air from dairy cabinets. This can create a temperature variation of up to 7 degrees in cold aisles.
This temperature difference reduces ‘dwell times’, particularly with older customers in cold aisles and Air Conditioning sensors are ‘confused’ between the need to heat and cool, depending on locations within the store.
We looked at huge fans but they presented safety and noise problems. We then discovered the AIRIUS system of purpose designed fan units designed specifically for Supermarkets. We decided to run a limited trial in Frewville Foodland in Adelaide and the results were amazing, defying all the sceptics.
Customers’ noted the improvement in cold aisle temperatures immediately, where it had been a regular cause of complaint. Temperatures throughout the store became more balanced without making a single change to the air conditioning settings. They had no visual impact, even with a relatively low ceiling height. They did NOT have any impact on refrigeration running costs despite many predictions they would – we know this because we are measuring the live running costs of the refrigeration system.
We therefore conclude and recommend the Airius system to any supermarket wishing to improve customer comfort levels at a very low running costs.”Dennis Hensman - Managing DirectorOPTIMUM CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES
“Initial results are pleasing with the retailer reviewing these in more detail and hoping to expand the trial to further stores. A spokesperson for the retailer said “the initial results are looking positive with promising results, particularly on warmer days.
In addition, “on cooler days we have found a 1.5-2 degree temperature increase” in the store which has helped to improve comfort and reduce heating costs. Current overall store energy savings are running in summer at around 30% and winter at around 8% plus a two degree temperature increase.”Engineering ContractorMAJOR AUSTRALASIAN RETAILER
“We are the refrigeration engineers for the Foodworks Supermarket store in Myrtleford, Victoria. It has a floor area of approximately 2000 square metres. Our client’s store was cold and uncomfortable for the customers as well as the staff, especially in the cold aisles. This was due to a pre-existing design fault. To solve the problem, we looked at a (plant upgrade) until we came across the Airius Air Pears.
We installed 8 x Air Pear 15 Standard units in the cold aisle, suspended off the roof structure. The heat sitting at ceiling level was pushed to the floor, the immediate effect being increased comfort in the store for both customers and staff.
The Air Pears are a cost effective solution, they are quiet and we can adjust the speed if and when required by using a speed controller. I would not hesitate in recommending Air Pears, they have solved our issues and are a cost effective investment.”Shaun Davis - DirectorMB REFRIGERATION
“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