humidity control for cold storage environments

In any business, in any industry, saving money
is essential to boosting the bottom line. And any business
that utilizes a cold storage environment can begin minimizing waste and start saving money with FiltaCool.
FiltaCool provides a cost-effective and eco-friendly solution to businesses that need to control the moisture levels of their refrigeration units/walk-in coolers. Each container holds an air permeable packet of specially blended minerals that are scientifically proven to absorb excess humidity and gas molecules in refrigerators for up to three months.

But how does controlling moisture and gases save money?
FiltaCool lowers associated costs across the entire spectrum of cold storage operation: Food, Energy and Equipment. By naturally regulating humidity, food spoilage The FiltaCool Filter attaches to the ceiling... is reduced and shelf life is increased. Bacteria and corrosive gases (such as ethylene and ammonia-based gases, which speed up the ripening process) are minimized, resulting in food that can be stored for longer periods Moisture, Heat and Odor are absorbed... of time while improving food quality for ... reducing Humidity, Smell and Contamination consumers. When excessive humidity is controlled, the temperature within a cold storage environment achieves a natural equilibrium. This makes the refrigeration unit more efficient and less energy-intensive, saving money on energy costs. And equipment that runs more efficiently means less maintenance and repair costs, saving money over the life of the instruments. Controlling humidity is essential to prolonging the quality of perishable goods. And because FiltaCool filters easily and naturally regulate humidity, waste is reduced and savings are maximized along all facets of your cold storage operation. But don’t take our word for it. Included in this document are charts, data and customer testimonials that reinforce how and why FiltaCool can make a positive impact on your business’ bottom line.

Environmental

Kitchen Solutions

Example Savings based on one 8’x 12’x 7.5’walk-in cooler requiring four (4) FiltaCool filters

Food Savings
FiltaCool helps control food costs and increases yield by extending the shelf life of food and reducing waste. For example, restaurants typically spend 30% of their revenue on food costs. A restaurant with an annual revenue of $1,000,000 will spend $300,000 on food. Of that $300,000, 35% is commonly spent on produce $105,000 a year. Using a conservative example of 2% savings on just the cost of produce, the total savings comes to $2,100/ year or $175/month (plus the additional savings for other perishable food items).

Energy Savings
Independent tests show FiltaCool lowers temperature 2-5 degrees and reduces compressor run-time and kWh demand by 10%. For example, the average walk-in cooler (8’x 12’x 7.5’) uses 20,000 kWh per year. The National Average cost of energy is .11 cents per kWh. So the cost to operate the cooler comes to $2,244.00 (20,400 x .11) per year. Reducing KWh demand by 10% saves $224.40 per year or $18.70 per month on energy costs.

Equipment Savings
Because the equipment does not have to work as hard to maintain lower temperature and proper humidity, the life of the equipment is extended by 33-40%, and customers using FiltaCool report maintenance and repair costs are also reduced. For example, the cost for a 1 1/2 horsepower compressor and an 8200 BTU evaporator unit with two fans is approximately $3,000 (5 year life expectancy). A 40% increase adds 2 years to the life of the equipment saving $172.00 per year.

Produce Savings
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Energy Savings
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Equipment Savings
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2,100 yr. | $175 mo.

224.40 yr. | $18.70 mo.

172.00 yr. | $14.33 mo.

“[FiltaCool] has increased the amount of product we can keep on hand because it stays so much fresher. Because of this, [FiltaCool] is now being integrated into our purchasing and cost control classes.”
Peter Adams Chef/Instructor & Purchasing Manager Illinois Institute of Art Culinary School

“Even the smallest amount of money saved on energy is critical... If you can improve energy consumption you’re essentially improving profit margin.”
Ramin Foramarzi - Project Manager Southern California Edison’s Refrigeration and Thermal Test Center

“Reducing cooler run time by 10% will prolong equipment life by approximately 33% to 40%.”
Burbank Electric Company Burbank, CA

Food Safety Analysis - Bacteria Count on Strawberries
Day 0 40 Day 2 Day 4 Day 6 Day 8 Day 10 Without FiltaCool Day 2 11/1 C 10-2

Strawberries (CFU/g 0-10 days)
30
Thousands

20

10

WITH FiltaCool Day 2 11/1 FC 10-2 Control FiltaCool 200 200 31,100 600 21,060 1,060 16,000 1,050 12,980 960 11,080 985

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Bacteria Colony Forming Units (CFU)