Sure Energy Savers: Kitchen and Food Service Equipment
- Purchase ENERGY STAR qualified commercial food service equipment. For example, qualified refrigerators and freezers are on average 35% more energy efficient than standard models, which equals up to $170 annually for refrigerators and $120 for freezers; deep fryers can save between $80 and $600 per year; hot food holding cabinets can save an average of $430 per year; and steam cookers can save nearly $550 per year depending on fuel.
- For existing refrigerators, clean refrigerator coils twice a year and replace door gaskets if a dollar bill easily slips out when closed between the door's seals.
- Have large and walk-in refrigeration systems serviced at least annually. This includes cleaning, refrigerant top off, lubrication of moving parts, and adjustment of belts. This will help ensure efficient operation and longer equipment life.
- Consider retrofitting existing refrigerators and display cases with anti-sweat door heater controls, and variable speed evaporator fan motors and controls.