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No-Cost Refrigeration Tips

No-Cost Refrigeration Tips

No-Cost Refrigeration Tips

Welcome to part two of Boelter’s energy efficiency/simple cost savings tips. Today we are talking about refrigeration. As you know, your walk-in cooler is a key ingredient for keeping fruits and vegetables fresh and delicious. It is also one of the most expensive items in your operation’s kitchen. And it’s one of the most important pieces of equipment when it comes to saving (or costing) you money. Installing strip curtains alone can save you up to four times the amount of energy as without them when you’re loading and unloading. 

Here are a few more simple tips that can help you keep the costs done and the savings up:

  •  Check for the need to replace worn door gaskets on walk-in coolers and freezers and make sure automatic door closers are functioning.
  •  Clean condenser coils monthly and check for the proper amount of refrigerant.
  •  Check for the need to replace deteriorating or missing insulation on suction lines.
  •  Keep evaporator fans in walk-in coolers and freezers free and clear of products.
  •  Make sure strip curtains are in good shape, and keep them down when loading the walk-in cooler.
  •  Don’t defrost while loading the refrigerator or freezer. Check the defrost time clock—make sure it is properly set.
  •  Consider adding LED light bulbs for additional energy savings. 

Looking for more ideas on how to make your restaurant more energy efficient? Stay tuned to www.boelter.com, or call your Boelter Representative today.