Elgiganten is a large Nordic retail chain specializing in home electronics and appliances. Air curtains are a very good solution in stores where doors are frequently opened and closed ensuring both comfort with low energy costs.
Elgiganten is aware of this and is using air curtains in their stores throughout Denmark. With the help of Frico air curtains, Elgiganten ensures their employees remain healthy while lowering total energy costs.
“We use air curtains to ensure a comfortable working environment for our employees. Especially at cash registers and other areas, which are located near entrances throughout our 37 department stores, it is most important being aware of the working environment. Having unwell employees or those who are on sick leave is not in anyone's interest. For this reason we are taking action regarding any complaints received with respect to cold drafts at our entrances and doorways. At the same time, we do not want to overload the ventilation system when it comes to store heating”, says Thomas Bredbjerg Nielsen, Project and Facility Manager for Elgiganten.
During the past three years, Elgiganten has used Frico air curtains, in collaboration with Frico's Danish distributor, Tempus Heat, who not only solve the technical task but also provide proven documentation of actual energy saving.
“The collaboration with Tempus Heat works extremely well. Being responsible for 37 department stores, I have difficulty being involved with individual business cases, which Tempus Heat manages for us. So it's a pure win-win situation and at the same time provides for good installations which our heating and plumbing companies are happy to work with and, in terms of price, are also competitive”, says Thomas Bredbjerg Nielsen.
Frico offers tailored solutions for the various Elgiganten stores, including results of the actual energy saving.
“Our air curtains separate the different temperature zones ensuring that expensive heated air remains in the store while keeping cold air from entering the building. This provides a considerably improved working environment combined with documented energy savings of 50-70 percent”, says Ronnie Haugaard Rasmussen, CEO of Tempus Heat, Frico's distributor in Denmark.