Two energy-saving tips for grocery store owners
Energy-saving tips for grocery store owners can help these owners to reduce their overall energy costs. Energy Optimization offers two tips that can help you save energy in your grocery store.
You may ask how the Energy Optimization team came up with these tips, and the answer is simple: experience. We’ve spent more than 20 years helping businesses with energy evaluation and commercial refrigeration installation, maintenance and optimization needs. During all these jobs, our team has gathered a wealth of experience about the best ways to improve energy efficiency in grocery stores, and this experience is behind our two energy-saving tips for grocery store owners.
The first energy-saving tip for grocery store owners
One energy-saving tip for grocery store owners from the Energy Optimization team is to perform energy benchmarking. If you’ve never heard of energy benchmarking, it’s a very logical process that’s based on the idea that you can control it if you track it. Energy benchmarking is a process where you continuously compare your current month’s energy usage with the energy your business or other similar businesses consumed in previous months.
By tracking your energy usage in this way, you’ll be able to better manage your energy consumption, and you’ll also have a better baseline upon which to make energy efficiency improvements in your grocery store. For instance, energy benchmarking data may provide you with information about how your energy usage climbed during a month where you had a refrigeration system with a failing component. If you see that this month’s numbers are the same, you can use that information to begin a maintenance inquiry, and your inquiry may allow you to find out if one of your systems is experiencing the same issue now.
A second energy-saving tip for grocery store owners
The second energy-saving tip for grocery store owners that our team offers is update your equipment. The Energy Optimization team knows that nothing will make your energy usage spike more than old refrigeration equipment. After all, food retail stores already pay about three times more for energy than non-food retailers, so there’s no need for you to let outdated equipment increase these numbers even more. Older equipment can also drive up other costs for your business, such as maintenance costs.
Our team can help you find the most energy efficient equipment upgrades for your grocery store. Some of the types of equipment we can assist you with include:
- Energy management systems
- Variable frequency drives
- Visual control centers
- Medium temperature refrigerated case doors
- Building automation control systems
- Anti-sweat controls
If you’re ready to start saving energy in your grocery store, Energy Optimization wants to help you out. Contact our team today for more energy-saving tips for grocery store owners and a complete list of services we can offer you.