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Grocery and Convenience Stores

Reducing refrigeration costs

The cost for food retailers to operate refrigerator cases can be significant. Reducing the energy consumed by these units provides an opportunity to realize substantial savings, which can then be reinvested elsewhere in the company.

The key issue is that refrigeration units are set to a temperature to maintain via thermostat, and the compressor unit of that fridge is cycled on and off to maintain it. On the face of it, this is sensible. But what really matters – the air temperature in the cabinet, or the food temperature?

Crucially, the two are quite different – the thermodynamic properties of solid food differ substantially from that of air. So while the air may well need re-cooling, the food might well not. Much of the effort expended by your fridge is therefore wasted – attempting to keep cool food that is already happily at the desired temperature.

Intelligent refrigeration control to reduce energy costs

Refrigeration accounts for around 20% of the world’s energy consumption. It is a huge drain on global energy resources and we have the product to reduce it substantially – CUES.

  • Achieve High Energy Savings: CUES could save your business up to 33% on its refrigeration costs, with often less than a 2-year payback period.

  • Accurate Temperature Control: Maintain the temperature of your food, not your fridge. CUES accurately maintains the only temperature figure that matters!

  • Equipment Performance, Reliability and Longevity: Reduce the burden on your refrigeration units, increase their performance and extend their life-cycle with a simple, easy-to-install product.

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