We’re pretty sure you already know how hard your commercial refrigeration equipment works all year round, however, did you know this has to work particularly hard during the warmer summer months? These brilliant pieces of kit are subject to constant use with doors repeatedly being opened and closed, allowing cool air out and warm in, meaning they then have to work hard again to regulate back to the set temperature. Of course, all this regulating uses energy, and in turn, costs you money.
It’s important you ensure you’re running your equipment as efficiently as possible to not only keep it in good working condition, but also to keep those ever-rising energy bills in check!
Though you must get your equipment serviced regularly and maintained by professionals (like us!), there are a number of things you can do yourself to ensure efficiency…
Clean regularly! Regular cleaning can have huge impacts on efficiency, not only that, but it also ensures you’re meeting commercial health and safety standards. Cleaning the inside and outside of the unit doesn’t quite cut it, you need to make sure those vents and other components are cleaned too, as build ups of dust or grime can seriously impact your efficiency levels.
Position wisely! Don’t put your commercial refrigeration equipment in a hot area as this will cause it to work even harder to sustain a cool temperature and therefore use lots more energy. Always make sure refrigeration units are placed somewhere cool out of direct sunlight.
Read manufacturer guidelines! So many people don’t do this which leads them to setting their equipment to temperatures that are either too high or too low. Manufacturer guidelines will tell you the correct temperature to set your unit to for maximum efficiency, so make sure you spend some time familiarising yourself with these.
Let food cool! Putting food that is still hot/warm in the fridge causes the unit to work harder in order to cool it. Not only this, but it can also affect the temperature of other food items in the fridge, which could lead to them not being as fresh as you want!
Taking the steps above will help your equipment remain and run at maximum efficiency. However, it’s vital that you book in regular service and maintenance from experts in the field, who can identify any faults or potential faults before they become major issues, causing you not only high repair bills but also downtime and wasted food items.
If you want to discuss your refrigeration equipment, commercial or industrial, or want to book in for some service and maintenance, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.