The principle of destratification

Destratification is a simple yet highly advantageous process for your business. This process aims to reduce or even eliminate vertical temperature variations within your building. Destratification addresses a phenomenon known as thermal stratification. This occurs when warm air, being lighter, accumulates at the ceiling of a room or space, while colder air remains at ground level. Stratification creates distinct layers of air with different temperatures. To address this issue, SmartRef has developed destratification fans. These fans are strategically placed and ensure air circulation to mix the layers of warm and cold air together, creating a more stable indoor environment.

The advantages of destratification 

There are numerous benefits associated with having destratification fans in your building. While this process optimizes thermal comfort and reduces energy consumption, it offers several other advantages. The principle of destratification involves improved air circulation, reducing the concentration of suspended particles and thereby enhancing indoor air quality. Additionally, by equalizing the temperature, destratification prevents cold zones, reducing the risks of condensation and humidity. Owning a destratification system can also extend the lifespan of your heating and air conditioning systems. With better air circulation, equipment is used more evenly and is less likely to be overloaded, thereby prolonging its lifespan. Ultimately, having a SmartRef destratification fan system optimizes thermal comfort in your building, reduces electricity bills, minimizes the risks of condensation and humidity, and increases the lifespan of your heating and air conditioning systems

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Let’s take the example of a grocery store to illustrate the benefits of a destratification ventilation system. The layout of shelves, the presence of numerous freezers and refrigerators, as well as a constant flow of customers, create temperature variations in various areas of the grocery store. Areas near the refrigerators may be cooler, while central aisles may be warmer.

These temperature variations in the grocery store can be accentuated in both summer and winter. Temperature differences can cause discomfort for both customers and staff and can also increase the workload on air conditioning and heating systems.

To address these discomforts, the introduction of a destratification fan system, such as those offered by SmartRef, is the ideal solution to reduce temperature variations. By strategically placing the fans in the grocery store, they will mix the air and eliminate layers of warm and cold air. Customers can then enjoy a more pleasant environment with uniform temperatures. The grocery store will also benefit by significantly reducing its energy costs. Moreover, the quality of food, such as fruits, vegetables, and dairy products, will have an extended lifespan and be of better quality by reducing the thermal variations to which they are exposed.

In conclusion, implementing a SmartRef destratification fan system will bring several benefits to the grocery store and ensure a better experience for customers.