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 we want to share tips to help businesses save energy and money.
- 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 ensure they are in good condition. Warm, humid air can enter refrigeration compartments if not working properly, resulting 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.
For more information about commercial fridges and freezers, contact us at JD Refrigeration. We supply, install, service and repair various commercial refrigeration systems.