Save up to 50% on refrigeration costs with a mix of high-efficiency equipment, controls, and regular maintenance.
Refrigeration is always on, which is why it consumes up to 50% of the energy in a typical grocery store. Investing in energy-efficient equipment and controls can lower your utility bills and keep food fresher longer. Get more out of your existing equipment with some important low- and no-cost fixes. Clean coils regularly, replace gaskets, set thermostats no lower than required, use LEDs, and install automatic door closers.
Where Refrigeration Is Found
It might be easier to list where refrigeration is not found, since it appears almost everywhere. Hospitals, farms, industrial food processors, inns and restaurants, schools, grocery stores—any place that has to keep food or medicine cold makes use of refrigeration. And because refrigeration runs all day and night, improvements related to it can deliver impressive savings.
- Save with ENERGY STAR® certified models, which are on average 40% more efficient
- Reduce food waste by keeping refrigerated items fresher longer
- Boost sales with better, more efficient refrigeration lighting
Motors and Controls
High-efficiency condensing units, evaporator fan motors and controls are a cost-effective way to save money, because they run refrigerators only when the system calls for cooling. This is particularly important for produce, which can dry out when exposed to too much airflow. Floating head pressure controls help compressors run more efficiently, while heater controls reduce condensation on display cases only when needed.
- Low-cost controls can yield significant savings
- Longer-lasting produce means less waste
- Safer food through advanced temperature sensors and alerts