Maintaining comfortable environments for customers and staff in the retail industry are crucial to sales and productivity. Retail outlets which are too cold or too hot result in shorter customer browse times and reduced employee productivity. Airius destratification systems can help eliminate this problem.

Airius supply a range of destratification fans to suit open, exposed and suspended ceiling facilities. For use in aisled applications check out our Narrow Aisle Series, specifically designed to provide an elongated airflow to maximize spread down aisles while minimising interference with open reach in cases.

In supermarket and convenience stores large temperature differences are commonly found between cold chiller/freezer aisles and hot bakery/deli sections, whereas in retail outlets heat rises away to the ceiling making ground floor conditions too cold and upper floor temperatures too hot. Running costs for heating and cooling systems are a huge expense; particularly wasteful when HVAC systems are unable to reach set conditions and cannot maintain a consistent environment.

The Airius destratification system offers the perfect solution to this problem. By continuously and silently mixing internal air to balance temperatures you can maintain a consistent level of comfort throughout the store, whilst reducing the workload on your HVAC system, saving up to 50% on heating and cooling costs.

The benefits of destratification are well recognised within the retail sector and Airius have helped thousands of retail stores reduce their energy costs and opimise comfort for occupants, from retail giants such as Morrisons and Marks & Spencer, to local convenience stores such as The Co-Op and Nisa.

Case Studies

Our Products

  • Seamless Ceiling Integration
  • For Ceilings up to 12 Metres
  • Costs as Little as €9 Per Year to Run

Features and Benefits

  • Improved comfort in all seasons
  • 40%+ reduction in heating costs
  • 20%+ reduction in cooling costs
  • 40%+ reduction in carbon emissions
  • Rapid ROI – usually 12 – 24 months
  • Works alongside all types of HVAC systems
  • Minimal running costs (from €9/pa)
  • Ideal for hangars up to 40m high
  • Reduces HVAC maintenance costs
  • Recycles process heat, lighting and solar gain
  • Reduces or eliminates condensation and wet floors
  • Significantly reduces heat loss through roof
  • Reduces hangar heat-up (and cool-down) time
  • Airflow deters birds and insects
  • Reduces HVAC maintenance costs
  • Recycles process heat, lighting and solar gain



“Our Edinburgh Outdoor Experience store has a single floor store layout, opening out into high roofed area with a ground floor café and gallery sales area; this open space had two issues; the gallery space being too hot during the summer, whilst the ground floor café was too cold for customers during the winter. We originally controlled the temperature with large AC units but the result was never satisfactory at either level. We installed the Airius system to move air from the high level gallery down to ground floor level, this brought the temperature on the gallery down to a comfortable level during the summer and resolved the cold customer issue in the café throughout the winter. The Airius system was installed during the summer whilst the AC system was closed down for servicing and we were happy to find the environment now comfortable without the AC running. As part of some trials we shut down the AC heating system and tested several thermostatically controlled wall heaters and found the temperature across both levels more than satisfactory with the temperature well balanced.

This has now led to the entire AC system being decommissioned with a considerable reduction in electricity consumption. We now consider destratification systems as a key part of our refits and store design for new openings. This helps us achieve improved customer comfort, operating efficiency and contributes towards reducing our carbon emissions.”

- Iain Calder
Property Director TISO Ltd