Sunday, 13 September 2009

Supermarket Airconditioning

Every time the sun comes out nowadays it seems to me that the people in charge of supermarket air conditioning think that it's really hot (it mostly isn't that hot of course) and then crank the air con up to ridiculous levels, (or do they crank it DOWN).
Anyhow, with this recent spell of fine weather that we've been experiencing every one of my local supermarkets that I've walked into the temperature has been about -5! (Well it seems like that).
The supermarkets are full of shivering shoppers having just come in from outside (where it's pleasantly warm) wearing shorts, T shirts, vest tops etc and WALLOP they plunge into an Arctic airflow.
Why? What's wrong with these supermarket air con people?
It can only be a matter of time before someone (probably me) gets stranded, caught out in the open in the dried fruit aisle or wherever and dies from exposure.
My advice - pack a sweater.

8 comments:

James Higham said...

I noticed that too at ASDA.

JPT said...

James: I noticed it at Morrisons and Sainsbury's but I think they're all at it.

MK said...

I know what you mean, it's a similar plight in some stores here. In one particular place where i don't often go to, the frozen food section is like running a gauntlet. You have to be really fast there, in and out, and keep moving the limbs.

I wonder sometimes if supermarkets realize that if people feel uncomfortable they won't spend as much time in there and spend less. Something they ought to look into.

subrosa said...

And I thought it was only me!

Rick H. said...

Come on, guys! It's all about MONEY!! The cooler they keep the stores, the less work the refrigeration equipment has to do. The a/c system pulls out moisture that would normally be removed by energy wasting defrost systems. Air conditioning systems operate at lower compression ratios than medium and low temperature refrigeration systems and that means less energy is used. It's all about the $$$$$!

Mikes said...

The supermarkets are full of shivering shoppers having just come in from outside (where it's pleasantly warm) wearing shorts, T shirts, vest tops etc and WALLOP they plunge into an Arctic airflow.

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Rain said...

Supermarkets thinks that people really seek for high cold temperature and if they turn low their air conditioning units, they think that customers won't go or won't shop. I believe that the supermarkets air con must be aware on the climate outside.

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