When looking at the world’s energy usage as a whole, refrigeration accounts for 20 percent or 1/5 of the consumption. In order to reduce your business’ carbon footprint and reduce monthly energy costs, there are a few simple tasks you can perform. Here are four ares to keep in check when looking to reduce you commercial refrigeration energy usage:
- Condenser Coils – Your equipment’s condenser coils need to be clean and de-greased appropriately. This maintenance task needs to be completed on a monthly basis.
- Door Gasket Seals – Be sure to inspect the door gasket seals on your equipment. The gasket seals should be in good condition and working properly. This is another maintenance task to complete on a monthly basis.
- Automatic Door Closers – If your equipment has automatic door closers, be sure to check that they are properly operating on a regular basis. This is something that should be checked every time the automatic door closing feature is used.
- Ice Machines – All commercial ice machines require regular cleaning and service. Cleaning should be performed monthly and maintenance service should be performed every six months. If you are using well water, make sure you are performing these services more often.
By paying attention to just these four areas, you can save yourself up to 20% over those who ignore these simple tasks. You can additionally save by investing in sustainable energy saving upgrades. These type of upgrades are available for walk-in coolers and commercial freezers and can be performed by the American Services team today!
Contact the Kirkwood area commercial refrigeration equipment upgrade experts at American Services for more information regarding energy savings for your walk-in coolers, walk-in freezers, and ice machines today!