Three Commercial Refrigeration Services to Improve Energy Efficiency in Restaurants
If you own or manage a restaurant, you understand the expense that a commercial refrigeration system costs month over month. Second only to inventory, the energy bill for restaurants due to their commercial refrigeration systems is often one of the highest monthly expenses a restaurant incurs. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can improve energy efficiency in your restaurant and lower your energy bill month over month.
At Energy Optimization, we work with restaurants and other businesses that require large commercial refrigeration systems. Our goal is to implement customized energy optimization solutions to improve the energy efficiency in restaurants and other businesses. Typically, our clients save 15-26% in energy savings with a 2-3 year ROI. From our experience in increasing energy efficiency in restaurants, specifically, there are a few solutions you should consider:
Installing an automation controls system can improve energy efficiency in restaurants
Energy Optimization offers a one-stop facility controls solution that allows you have full visibility into your refrigeration system, HVAC, lighting, pumps, chillers, heating units and more, all on one screen. You can access this system from your computer or an app on your smartphone. By implementing the automation control system, our team can see exactly where most of your energy is used and work to create a tailored solution to improve the energy efficiency of your restaurant.
A medium temperature door installation can improve your restaurant’s energy efficiency
Did you know that closing the door on your medium temperature case can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your restaurant? This one solution can save you ⅔ of the load on these cases. Our team at Energy Optimization can implement tailored solutions to operate the compressor tracks in a more efficient manner and to implement new controls strategies. Not only does a decreased case load lower energy costs, but it also improves the life cycle of your compressor.
Installing anti-sweat control in your refrigeration systems can improve energy efficiency
Many restaurant refrigeration systems leave the heaters in the door cases on year-round without ever adjusting for the temperature change. While these heaters work to prevent condensation from leaking onto the floor, the temperature and strength of the heaters can be adjusted with the climate and time of year.
Automated controls can cycle these heaters on and off according to the needs of the refrigeration system, thereby lowering your energy costs and still keeping your food cool and dry.
Next steps for improving the energy efficiency in your restaurant
If you are ready to take the next step and improve the energy efficiency in your commercial refrigeration and HVAC system in your restaurant, contact our team at Energy Optimization today. We offer a free energy audit, so contact us today and schedule an available time.