Freeaire Polar Power at Champlain Farms
Champlain Farms is a chain of 38 convenience stores that span across New Hampshire and Vermont. Working in this business can be hectic and demanding in guaranteeing every store is running smoothly. Dave Simendinger, owner of Champlain Farms, chose to use Freeaire’s All Climate™ system, including the Cooler Controller and Polar Power® package for all 38 of his stores because of the easy installation process and hassle-free daily operation the system provides.
Given its focus on cold products, convenience stores rely on reliable refrigeration. As part of the All Climate™ system installed, Freeaire’s Cooler Controller has been intelligently controlling Champlain Farms door heaters. By shutting them off when not needed and only using the amount of power required for the humidity, the controller can reduce the total power consumed by door heaters by up to 90%, saving significant energy and money.
All together, the Freeaire solutions helped save a total of 47% of their energy consumption, paying back the investment in each store in less than two years. By saving on costs, Simendinger is able to spend money elsewhere in the company to further improve the chain and grow business. Adequate refrigeration that saves energy and cuts costs is a no-brainer for this convenient store chain when tens of thousands of dollars in merchandise is at stake!