Are lower energy costs, improved food safety, product integrity, reduced shrinkage, and enhanced customer comfort important to your store? If so, you should consider a door retrofit program for your open multi-deck refrigerated cases and replacing your existing older case doors with new ones. Let Source be your partner in helping you realize significant energy savings while enhancing the shopping experience for your customers with our Door Retrofit Program!
The Source Door Retrofit Program involves enclosing your multi-deck cases with retrofit glass doors and when required, replacing older doors with current technology doors. As a full-service refrigeration & HVAC company focused on providing solutions that help your bottom-line, we perform our complete turnkey Door Retrofit Program on virtually any major case manufactures’ equipment and using most major door manufacturers’ products.
Key Benefits of a Door Retrofit
Refrigeration makes up more than half of the energy used in a grocery store, and open multi-deck fixtures account for a large portion of the total. Therefore, through door retrofits, you have the opportunity to significantly lower the operating costs of your store. In fact, it is possible to reduce energy use over 50 percent on those open, multi-deck cases.
Other Important Benefits include:
With doors in place, merchandise is no longer subjected to the drastic temperature variations of open fixtures and has been proven to last longer. Customer perception of product integrity of products behind a glass door is higher, and they help ensure that the FDA’s mandated 41°F is consistently maintained.
Improved shopper experience
The aisles in your store are warmer and much more comfortable; customers dwell longer in front of the merchandisers and purchase more of your products!
Products are “showcased”
LED lighting (available on most new doors) presents the product in an enhanced, brighter, cleaner and more visible way; improved sales follow.
Avoided maintenance expense
LED lighting lasts 5 times longer and is up to 50% more energy efficient than traditional fluorescent tubes.
Equipment capacity for future use
Case BTU loads are reduced up to 70%, thus freeing up refrigeration system capacity for future expansion, or to help marginal systems get by today.
Utilities are on board
Many utility companies recognize these retrofits as “prescriptive” measures. In other words, you do the work, they give you a rebate. Cost to install doors can be significantly offset by utility incentives, improving your ROI.
Perception of a store remodel
Many shoppers comment that the new doors create the impression that the store has been remodeled. This positive perception is good for sales!
Why Select Source for your Door Retrofit Program?
Source Refrigeration & HVAC provides a full-service offering including design, installation, service, and system optimization. Having a single point of contact for all phases of a door retrofit program ensures that all communication to the stakeholders comes from a single voice so that details needed for a successful project are handled properly and consistently. From the initial idea to the optimization of your upgraded system, having Source on your team translates to success!
In addition, we are a nationwide company that can manage multi-site retrofit programs over large geographies. We also understand the importance of system uptime, and will coordinate with store management to perform the job with minimal impact to store operations.
The comprehensive Source Door Retrofit Program includes the following steps:
Determine exact case sizes, models, age, etc.
Provide photo documentation of all affected cases.
Identify and report any other problems that need to be addressed during the retrofit.
Document pertinent information relating to the existing compressor systems that will be affected by the modifications.
Analyze the existing compressor system with reduced loads, recommend modifications, and define the project scope of work.
Provide refrigeration floor plan with modifications, component changes, piping changes etc.
Recommend additional modifications that benefit energy improvement, maintenance cost avoidance and system control capability.
Dedicated crews versed in all necessary aspects of the project execute the door retrofit installation with a well-planned approach that is coordinated with store operations.
Installation includes the disposal of existing lighting, modification of piping, valves and components, electrical for new doors, and machine room modifications related to load reduction.
Adjustment and fine tuning of the system after door installation and required modifications.
Provide QA reporting, documenting the state of the system once complete.
Utility coordination with respect to ensuring the system is operating as required for utility incentives.
The Source team has the training, experience, dedication and resources to ensure your organization receives the most technically advanced services available and realizes the greatest cost savings.
Contact us today for more information on our Door Retrofit Program.