Does the energy consumption in your commercial refrigeration unit change with the seasons?
No matter how hot or cold it is outside, you need the temperature in your commercial refrigeration units to remain consistent. This may be difficult to do when the seasons change.
As you know, commercial refrigerators keep the goods in their containers cool to prevent them from spoiling. What you may not know is that refrigerators work by putting cold air into your unit, but by pumping warm air out. As it gets warmer outside during the spring and summer, your system has to work harder to keep this up. This can increase the amount of energy your system consumes and expose it to potential malfunctions.
Pay close attention to your commercial refrigeration systems as it gets warmer outside. With some attention to detail and preventive solutions, you may be able to get through summer without any refrigeration issues.
Caring for commercial refrigeration in any season
- Closely monitor the temperatures — Your refrigerators should be producing a temperature within a determined range. Check the temperature every day when it’s warm outside. Any inconsistency in the temperature readings indicates there may be a problem in the system. This problem likely drives up the energy consumption rate and could lead to food spoiling.
- Keep your refrigerators away from heat — When the air outside is hot, you should do anything you can to limit the refrigerator’s exposure to heat. Keep your units away from windows and appliances that produce heat. This is especially important for refrigerators in kitchens where there are many appliances that produce heat.
- Use energy alarm notifications — An energy professional can set your system up with energy alarm notifications. These monitor the performance of our system and warn you if there are any issues that are driving up energy consumption rates. Early warnings allow you to take quick action in finding a solution.
- Schedule routine maintenance — Routine maintenance includes a thorough inspection of your refrigeration system and a deep cleaning of its components. This can help prevent issues that require costly emergency repairs.
Let Energy Optimization help you keep your refrigerators running
Our energy engineers across the nation can visit your facilities to develop solutions to keep your commercial refrigeration units running. Our solutions focus on reducing energy consumption rates, which can save you a lot in the hotter months. Plus, more energy-efficient systems tend to run better and require fewer repairs or replacements.
Contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation with one of our energy professionals.