24 Mar 2017 1 min read
Commercial refrigerators and freezers are critical for grocery stores, restaurants, pubs and other businesses in the food industry. These appliances use a lot of energy, operating around the clock to keep perishable products cold. Typical commercial refrigerators consume up to 17,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity while large commercial freezers consume up to 38,000 kilowatt-hours, resulting in high energy bills.
That’s why in today’s blog, we would like to share a couple of tips to help businesses save energy and money:
Please have a look at our ideas and share your opinion with us.
- Only turn on anti-sweat heaters when ambient conditions cause condensation on the display doors. Try installing adaptive controls for these devices, so they turn on and off automatically when necessary.
- Check door gaskets and auto closers to make sure they are in good condition. Warm, humid air can enter refrigeration compartments if these are not working properly, it can result in energy waste and spoiled food.
- Make sure the refrigeration system is clean and dust-free, especially the coils. This can help improve heat transfer within the system.
- Make sure the refrigeration system has enough space around it to ensure good airflow over the heat exchange coils. This helps lower the amount of wasted energy.
- Install motion sensors for case lighting systems. This will turn lights on and off only when needed.
- Install night curtains on open cases to help keep refrigerated air from escaping outside normal business hours.