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The best way to spend less on commercial refrigeration
Refrigeration can represent up to 50% of monthly energy expenses for grocery and convenience stores, industrial food processors, hotels and inns, and hospitals. Spend less on commercial refrigeration by combining basic maintenance with energy-efficient upgrades.
Six maintenance tips
Clean cooling coils several times a year
Shade outdoor coils from the sun and allow air to circulate around them
Make sure doors on freezers, refrigerators, and display cases seal tightly
Check door gaskets and auto-closers, and repair or replace if they are damaged or in poor condition
Have units serviced regularly to clean condensers and evaporators, and to check operation of fans and defrost systems
In refrigerated cases, replace T12 fluorescent lighting with LEDs—they generate less heat, easing the cooling demands on refrigerated equipment
Six refrigeration upgrades
If you have door heaters, add humidity-based heater controls so they don’t run continuously
Install night curtains to reduce the energy needed to cool open cases overnight
Use an outside air economizer to ease the demand on your compressor
If you’re replacing your evaporator fans, consider high-efficiency motors and controls
When buying a new compressor, look for energy-efficient discus or scrolling models—both use less energy than standard compressors and can last up to 33% longer
Choose ENERGY STAR® certified commercial reach-in units with solid or glass doors—and talk to us about financing options