In recent years, the use of floral coolers has extended beyond your local flower shop and made it’s way into grocery stores, gas stations, and other non-traditional locations. Since many of these non-traditional locations don’t necessarily employ a florist, advice will be needed in order to pick the right equipment for the job. Today, the O’Fallon area refrigeration experts at American Services presents the three major considerations that should be taken when choosing a floral cooler.
There are three major considerations to think about when purchasing a floral cooler for your business. These three considerations include: Humidity, Temperature, and Display. Here are some detail about why each quality is so important.
- Humidity – Most flowers require an environment with a high percentage of humidity around 80-95%. This high level of humidity keeps your flowers from experiencing dehydration damage prior to being arranged and sold. It is also important to consider the type of flowers you will be storing in your floral cooler and what their specific needs may be. Storing flowers with similar humidity needs in the same are is important. For this reason purchasing a floral cooler with the ability to maintain the proper level of humidity is an integral part of a long lasting arrangement.
- Temperature – When storing your flowers, you will also want to make sure the temperature is right. Floral coolers are designed in a way that the influx of air is regulated and consistent. This is important because air needs to be circulated gently to avoid damaging the flowers in the cooler. As with humidity, store flowers that require similar temperatures together to assure the best quality.
- Display – Depending on where your display will be located and the main purpose of your floral cooler, you will want to make sure your equipment is adjustable to your needs. Some floral coolers are designed to simply store flowers until they are arranged and other are meant to work as a display piece. Be sure to choose your coolers based upon what your store will need.
If you are in need of advice regarding the purchase of a floral cooler, contact the team at American Services for a free estimate!