Research replacing fixtures with energy efficient options
Follow a regular schedule of equipment maintenance procedures
When replacing equipment consider energy efficient options. This can reduce energy usage 10-30%
Check with your local utility company to see if they can complete an energy assessment of your operation to identify areas to cut usage
Ask if they are offering any programs to assist with transitioning to energy efficient equipment
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Reduce Water Usage – simple things like repairing leaks, installing low flow valves and aerators will limit water waste.
Are the gaskets on your refrigerated equipment tired and worn? Equipment inefficiencies can be costly, and can cause a strain on the unit, shortening its overall life. Check gaskets regularly to identify cracks or slices. If the gasket is warped, it may not be sealing correctly. Move your hand around the door or drawer of your equipment and check to see if your gaskets are intact. Consider adding gasket review to your maintenance schedule. Note: premier has a program with Franklin Machine Products (FMP) for products like this. This link will help you contact FMP. https://www.fmponline.com/
Keep the cold in and keep your food products safe. Strip curtains are an inexpensive way to preserve the cold inside your walk-in. Plastic strip curtains will reduce refrigeration loss by 60-80%. If a strip curtain is too cumbersome, consider an air door. These also work great for the back door of your operation. Strip doors help increase compressor life, decrease energy cost, and reduce frost build-up. Typically, they pay for themselves in as little as 3 months.