Whether you own a restaurant, café or supermarket, your walk-in fridge operation can be unavoidably expensive, especially when it comes to electricity costs when you follow these tips:
Opening and Closing Doors
Keeping the door open while figuring what you want to eat and use can elevate your energy bill. In fact, according to Home Energy Magazine, it can affect your usage by 7%. This is because when you open your fridge, the air escapes and is replaced by the warm air from your room. The compressor now needs to work harder to bring the temperature back to normal. That’s why it’s is important to be conscious on the opening and closing of the door to not spend more.
Regular maintenance for your walk-in fridge allows better airflow resulting in the compressor to work less hard. This will also help you to save costs by knowing early issues before they arise. So, schedule a quarterly cleaning and be sure that the coils are free of dust. In addition, also defrost the freezer to avoid frost build-up.
Set the Right Temperature
Always check your temperature. Make sure that it is not-too-cold to waste energy, and not-too-warm to prevent food spoilage. According to the Food and Drug Administration, your fridge should be set at or below 40 F (4 C).
Don’t store uncovered liquids
Food and beverages should always be covered before putting them in the refrigerator. This is to avoid moisture to the interior of your fridge that will lead to frost build up. In addition, uncovered food will also dry out and have a higher risk to be contaminated.
Do Not Put Hot Food Inside
When putting food into your fridge, allow it to naturally cool first. Anything hot you put will make the air warm adding run-time to the compressor, and costing you more.
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