Supermarkets need zone control

Everyone has a list that they bring to the supermarket.

  • Everything seems to be in place.

You gather a few items, head towards your car plus then towards the direction of the store. As soon as you step foot inside you are blasted with super cold air. Obviously, their air conditioning must be set way too high. Heading down the aisles, grabbing the necessary items plus then turning towards the checkout line all seems harder with heavy AC. Why do stores do this with the air conditioning system? They could simply set the cooling system just a little colder than outside. That would actually save a lot of money and being easier on the AC equipment. If the whole store contained produce or freezer items, the AC would make sense. But, why is the bread aisle and granola bars getting heavy AC? Really what would make the most sense is supermarkets using HVAC zone control. Cooling could be with the frozen foods and with the produce. This keeps everything fresh. All the other boxed and canned items should be at the other end of the store and getting heating. It would be way nicer for the shoppers and would save the store some money. Zone control is not hard to have either. Just get a ductless mini split or heat pump with a few indoor air handlers and thermostats. Then you are good to go. The money is saved, people are more comfortable and the store is the right temperature. There are too many benefits to ignore.



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