1. Why Use “Kool” Curtain Night Blinds?
“Kool” Curtain night blinds increase supermarket profits by lowering store
refrigeration costs are reduced by keeping cold air in the display case during
the hours when the store is closed
Heating costs are reduced by providing a shield between the store environment
and the inside of the display case( ie spillage of cold air prevented)
Maintenance costs are reduced by allowing refrigeration compressors to work
less and last longer.
Shrinkage costs due to the spoilage of perishable food products is reduced by
improving the refrigerated environment inside the display case and shielding
products from such harmful factors as heat and ultraviolet radiation in the
2. What Are They Made Of?
“Kool” Curtains are made from a very durable polyester film. When drawn, the
curtains deflect heated air from the store away from the display case while at
the same time keeping cold air inside the case where it belongs. In addition,
the fabric is perforated to prevent condensation from collecting inside the
display case. All components are rustproof and washable, allowing the blinds to
maintain a clean and shiny appearance for years to come.
3. How Are They Installed?
“Kool” Curtains may be installed in various configurations, depending on the
design of the display case. It can be placed either inside or outside of the
canopy, depending on customer preference. Installation is simple, using a drill
and screw driver.
For low-temperature cases (freezers), the defrost timer should be set to
activate when the blind is not in use. Cases with an ambient air curtain
(normally only upright freezers) should have the air curtain turned off when
the blind is drawn, to prevent ambient air from being blown into the case.
4. How Long Will They Last?
“Kool” Curtains are assembled in South Africa and are expected to last 5 years
5. What Will Happen To The Store Environment?
“Kool” Curtains solve the counterproductive and expensive problem of display
cases operating to keep products cool while the store heating system tries to
keep customers warm. It is recommended that the store's humidity level be
controlled in order to minimize condensation when the blinds are drawn.
6. How Quickly Will They Pay For Themselves?
“Kool” Curtains will save up to 40% of refrigeration energy costs during the
hours when a store is closed, while also reducing heating costs especially in
the mornings due to blinds preventing the escape of cold air from the cabinets
during the night. This cold air would accumulate in the store. In addition,
compressor maintenance costs will be reduced, and the shelf life of perishable
products kept in the case will be extended. As well, product losses from
equipment or power failure will be reduced.
Due to all of these advantages, we have found that the blinds usually can pay
for themselves in 8-15 months, depending on the local cost of energy, and the
hours of store operation. “Kool” Curtains provide simple and effective
insulation for refrigerated display cases during the hours when a store is
Designed for use on meat, deli, produce, dairy, and beverage cases, “Kool”
Curtains save money by lowering energy costs, reducing engineering maintenance
costs, and extending the shelf life of perishables.