Two tips for saving energy on commercial refrigeration
There are many types of businesses that can benefit from commercial refrigeration energy savings. For instance, grocery stores, convenience stores and restaurants all use these systems, one drawback to using commercial refrigeration systems is they can use lots of energy if they aren’t optimized. However, there’s a company that can help you find ways to reduce the amount of energy your refrigeration systems are using.
Energy Optimization has a team of professionals who are dedicated to helping you find the most effective energy-saving solutions for your business, and this has been our primary goal since we opened our doors in 1995. Since then, we’ve been very successful at helping our clients meet their energy-saving goals. For instance, we were able to help one of our clients reduce the amount of energy used by their lighting systems by 40 percent. Energy Optimization is ready to help you find ways to save energy as well, and one of the most effective ways to create these energy reductions is to target your commercial refrigeration systems.
Two tips that can create big commercial refrigeration energy savings for your business
Our team knows commercial refrigeration systems are one place you can find big energy savings in your business. After all, statistics show that commercial refrigeration uses a significant amount of energy. For instance, the Energy Information Administration reported that refrigeration systems alone used 14 percent of the 1.35 trillion kilowatt hours (kWh) consumed by the U.S. commercial sector in 2017.
To help you reduce the amount of energy your commercial refrigeration systems use, our team has two tips for you. The first tip is to upgrade the fan motors in your refrigeration systems with variable speed motors. Our team knows fan motors use a large amount of energy because they must run all the time. This is especially true of traditional mechanically-regulated fan motors because they run at the same speed no matter the conditions.
Electronically commuted motors, or variable speed motors, have the ability to increase or decrease the electrical current to the motor and change the motor’s speed to adapt to changing system conditions. This means that electronically commuted motors can use less electricity when your refrigeration systems require less cooling, and this allows these variable speed motors to use 65 percent less energy than traditional fan motors.
The second energy-saving tip our team has for you is to retrofit your HVAC system controls. Our team knows that many people think commercial refrigeration systems is a term that only refers to refrigerators for food. However, we can tell you that this isn’t entirely true. For instance, the HVAC systems that help you keep your store cool for your customers is also in the commercial refrigeration system category.
Our team also knows HVAC systems are another essential building system that use a lot of energy. One way you can reduce the amount of energy your HVAC system is consuming is to upgrade your system controls. In fact, we can help you find the latest and most energy-efficient control hardware and software for your system, and just by making these kinds of upgrades, your business could reduce your HVAC system energy usage by 55 percent and get utility rebates.
If you’re ready to put these two tips for creating commercial refrigeration energy savings into practice, our Energy Optimization team is here to help. All you have to do to take advantage of all the energy-saving services we offer is take one easy step.
Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.