Commercial Refrigeration Energy Saving Tips

Commercial Refrigeration Energy Saving Tips

We all know how high those electrical bills can be. Running power hungry commercial refrigeration units can end up costing you thousands of dollars a year. Finding ways to reduce your business energy consumption is a great way to save money and it will also help to keep your equipment running smoothly. Below, we will talk about ways to keep your commercial refrigeration equipment working efficient thus saving your company money.

Proper maintenance can save you money

  • One of the most common problems that can drive your electricity bill through the roof is having dirty coils on your refrigeration equipment. A dirty coil can cause your unit to work harder than it normally should and this pulls amps. Inspecting your coils once a month and cleaning any dirt or dust from them will reduce energy use and keep more money in your pocket.
  • Door gasket can become weak due to repetitive opening and shutting. This can allow cold air to escape from freezers and refrigerators causing a spike in the power bill. By replacing gaskets and seals not only will your unit use less power but it will keep your stock from reaching dangerous temperatures.
  • Another great way to cut power consumption is to install motion sensors for those walk in case refrigeration units. There is no need to run lights 24 hours a day and by having motion sensors installed, it will turn lights on and off when needed.
  • If ice machines are part of your business make sure to keep them free of dirt and grime. De-scaling your ice machine twice a year and keeping the coils clean is a great way to save money and help prolong the life of your machine.
  • Hiring a professional commercial refrigeration maintenance company to service your units once a year is another great way to keep your machines from using up unnecessary energy. It’s also a great way to keep you from having costly breakdowns as well. The cost of hiring a company to perform yearly preventive maintenance will pay for itself with the money you will save on electricity.

We hope that now you know some quick tips to keep your commercial refrigeration working efficiently. Don’t forget to let us know if you need to purchase new equipment we are here to help or check out our online store at http://knoxrefrigeration.com

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