Did you know your refrigeration equipment works extra hard during the summer months to keep its contents cool despite increasing air temperatures surrounding it? This potentially uses more energy resulting in higher bills, and this is especially the case if your equipment is not operating efficiently.
However, following the tips below can help ensure maximum efficiency and reduced energy usage!
Have you checked your seal lately?
This is one of the most common ways energy is wasted with refrigeration equipment, as it causes the unit to work overtime to keep contents cool. You should ensure you check your seal often and replace when needed – this small up-front cost can save you a lot of money on wasted energy!
Refrigeration equipment works better when it’s well stocked – empty equipment uses much more energy than fully stocked equipment, despite the common belief this is the other way around. One tip if you don’t need to hold lots of contents inside is to use jugs of water to take up big empty spaces. Fully stocked fridges use less energy as they don’t have to work so hard!
Are your coils dusty?
Condenser coils are vital pieces of equipment for the cooling process; however, these can easily get full of dirt or dust, which will negatively impact their performance. Though newer equipment may possess self-cleaning systems, it’s likely that older equipment will not, so make sure you regularly check and clean these for maximum efficiency.
Replace water filters..
If your equipment has a water filter then make sure you are replacing this regularly; modern equipment usually has an indicator which will let you know when it’s time to replace, however, this may not always be the case. Your owner’s manual for the equipment should tell you whether it has this feature or not, and if not, it should advise on how often to change filters.
The months are starting to get warmer so following these simple steps can ensure you’re not wasting excess money on energy. You should also ensure you book in regular service and maintenance for your equipment, which is something we can help you with. If you want to discuss this then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us where we will be happy to talk to you about your requirements.