Refrigerators, Chillers and Freezers
Poorly maintained refrigerators, chillers, and freezers can easily drive up a business’ utility costs. This is especially true for those whose operations rely heavily on preserving perishables like food or pharmaceuticals. Below are 3 easily implementable tips to help you ensure your equipment are operating as efficiently as possible.
TIP #1 Ensure refrigerator doors are always closed and regularly inspected for cracked seals.
The more cool air that escapes, the more energy is consumed.
As a rule of thumb, remember that the less that cool air can escape from any unit, the less energy it will require to keep cool. To avoid leaks, have your staff ensure that refrigerator doors are closed tightly at all times and to routinely inspect the door’s seals for any cracks or stiffness.
TIP #2 Do not overload your unit.
More items in the fridge means more energy required to keep them cool.
Stocking up a single unit to its maximum capacity, while space efficient, will require the unit to consume even more energy just to keep all the items in storage cool. Experts recommend to load up at 2/3 or 70% of its capacity for optimal air circulation and to minimize potential spoilage.
TIP #3 Consider inverter technology
Inverter refrigerators and freezers are proven to be more cost- efficient.
Making the simple switch to an inverter refrigerator can save you close to P300 monthly. For inverter commercial freezers, the savings go over P700 a month!
14 cu. ft.
Inverter Commercial Freezer
14 cu. ft.
Non-Inverter Commercial Freezer
Savings per month: P752
Save as much as 79%
in electricity consumption vs non-conventional units