It’s estimated that for commercial businesses, such as grocery stores and convenience stores, refrigeration costs account for 25 to 60 percent of the utility bill. However, upgrading to energy-efficient commercial refrigeration equipment can reduce the overall cost of your utility bill while also cutting your carbon footprint. All Temp, your Orlando walk-in cooler experts, discuss the benefits of energy-efficient commercial refrigerators.
Your commercial refrigeration is constantly running. It doesn’t matter if it’s a holiday, your vacation time, or the dead of night — your products must be kept cold, and that uses energy. In fact, commercial refrigeration typically accounts for a little less than half, 40 percent, of a business’ energy use. That means almost 40 percent of your utility bill comes from refrigeration costs alone. When you reduce how much energy your commercial refrigeration uses, you are, as a result, reducing the cost of your overall bill. And because commercial refrigeration makes up such a large portion of the bill, this can lead to substantial savings.
Reducing Carbon Emissions
Government standards regarding energy-efficient commercial refrigeration have increased. To help business owners easily identify energy-efficient appliances, the Environmental Protection Agency has developed the Energy Star rating system, which helps determine Energy Star certified appliances. Energy Star certified appliances are guaranteed to:
- Save a significant amount of energy, especially when compared to a non-Energy Star certified unit;
- And perform at least as well, if not be more efficient, to products that consume more energy;
For commercial refrigeration specifically, Energy Star certified appliances are able to maintain the lower temperatures required for food safety — even when the unit is frequently opened.
Worth the Investment
Most business owners tend to shy away from energy-efficient appliances for one reason — their cost. However, Energy Star certified appliances are also guaranteed to make up the difference of cost on monthly energy bills. Once your recoup that cost, any savings on your monthly energy bill is exactly that, a savings.
If you’re considering making the switch to energy-efficient appliances, work with All Temp, your experts in Orlando walk-in coolers. With over 20 years of experience, we can fit you with the perfect energy-efficient unit for your space. Learn more by giving us a call at (407) 857-7800.