Running a business is costly. Reducing energy costs could be one of the easiest and best ways to prevent profit loss in the restaurant industry. However, businesses that require refrigeration on-site have to deal with fluctuating energy costs. This costs eat heavily into their bottom line on top of everything else.
Add in a kitchen (or two) worth of appliances, and that monthly bill quickly becomes serious. In fact, according to PG&E, refrigeration and food prep takes up to a third of a restaurant’s overall energy usage!
What Can You Do to Reduce Energy Costs?
Thankfully, many products are available on the market that are made with this in mind. Products providing top-quality equipment that takes a fraction of the energy to run. Replacing your current appliances with ENERGY STAR-certified ones is a great place to start. However, replacing everything at once can overload your budget.
Let’s look at the most significant energy culprits so you know what to focus on first.
What’s Causing Such a High Energy Bill?
While fryers and convection ovens consume a lot of therms (one therm 100 cubic feet of natural gas) when in use, ice machines, freezers, and refrigerators are constantly running, even when the restaurant is closed.
These five items are where most of that energy goes when running a kitchen, so doing your research and replacing this equipment first is an excellent way to reduce energy costs. Call Taylor Freezer of Michigan to ask about our energy-efficient appliances. A good goal is to reduce your overall energy costs by 30% to offset the price of the equipment.
Other Ways to Save Money
You’ll also find that making changes like installing automatic doors and strip curtains to a walk-in refrigerator will lower your bill by keeping the cold air inside the unit. Couple this with energy-efficient lighting, LED signs, and an ENERGY-STAR rated water heater, and you’ll be saving thousands every year. It’s a no-brainer.
We have another suggestion if this still isn’t quite enough to lower your bill. Consider the other businesses you work with to keep your restaurant running smoothly. When your business is on the line, you need products from a company that can quickly replace parts or service an item when needed. It won’t matter how energy efficient an appliance is if you have to replace it repeatedly or rent an appliance while finding a solution. That’s why it’s vital to choose a company like Taylor Freezer that provides reliable equipment with a guarantee and a heavy dose of customer service.
At Taylor Freezer of Michigan, we provide quality guarantees on used and new equipment. We help you save money by reducing your energy costs and maximize your budget while ensuring your restaurant runs smoothly with reliable appliances and customer support. Give us a call today at 734-219-9969 and let us help you reduce your energy bill.
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