Today in the SimplyBlog, we’re looking at energy-saving refrigeration upgrades.
We don’t need to tell you that refrigeration is a major operating expense for supermarkets, pharmacies, and other retailers. In fact, refrigeration accounts for just over half of total electricity use in the average grocery store! To save money on energy, supermarkets should look first and foremost to their cooler and freezer units.
Why It’s Worth Looking Into
The amount of money that a grocery store spends on refrigeration is small in terms of the overall costs of operating the store, but every dollar counts.
In fact, by coincidence, grocery store profit margins and refrigeration costs often tend to be in roughly the same ballpark. So, saving money on energy-saving refrigeration practices can directly increase your store’s profitability.
Better yet, it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to realize significant energy savings. Many store managers don’t realize that, to save energy, supermarkets and convenience stores don’t usually have to replace their refrigeration systems outright. There are often some very significant savings to be found simply by reskinning the system and replacing worn-out or unsuitable parts, and even closing open cases with energy efficient doors.
Energy Losses Often Come From Unlikely Places
The key to energy-saving refrigeration is understanding where the biggest inefficiencies lie. It’s usually not “obvious” culprits like the motor. Cooler and freezer design has become more and more energy-efficient in recent decades.
Instead, the biggest inefficiencies come from failures in the insulation of your cold-temperature environment. The real culprits are often ones you might not expect, such as:
- Worn-out door gaskets that don’t seal properly.
- Worn-out doors that don’t close properly.
- Inadequately insulated doors that conduct too much ambient heat.
To save energy, supermarkets and drugstores need to pay special attention to these areas, where the insulation fails and the cooler air mixes with the ambient air.
Explore a SimplySourceful Solution Your Display Cases
The good news is that all of these problems are much cheaper to fix than if you were to fully replace your refrigeration system. Your store will go a long way in its energy-saving refrigeration efforts simply by keeping the various insulative parts in good order.
You can always replace worn out parts individually through our fast and easy online store. Whether it’s ordering replacement gaskets, or upgrading your freezer doors, we’ve made the online ordering process fast and easy for you. We accept credit cards and purchase orders, we ship orders fast, and we respond to all customer service queries promptly.
But there’s more you can do to achieve the full potential of energy-saving refrigeration: You can invest in our top-to-bottom turnkey refrigeration reskin service. Many of our customers purchase this service to make their display cases look new and beautiful again, but it doesn’t just have to be a cosmetic upgrade: We’ll also replace all those aging parts that cause energy wastage. We can even close-the-case with doors on display cases.
The result is a cleaner, more beautiful, and more energy-efficient refrigeration system! And you could even be eligible for government energy rebates.
Contact SimplySourceful to Get Started
To save energy, supermarkets, pharmacies, and convenience stores have to be clever and diligent about energy efficiency. At SimplySourceful, our turnkey energy-saving refrigeration upgrades offer plenty of bang for your buck.
Contact us today to learn more about reskinning your refrigeration system!