In restaurants, small grocery shops and convenience stores, refrigeration can consume as much as 58 per cent of total electricity.
The good news is that with some simple steps, you can help your fridge and freezer run more efficiently. Efficient refrigerators and freezers keep food, drinks and flowers fresher for longer. Plus, you can better maintain the lifespan of your equipment and save on monthly electricity costs.
Electronically commutated motors can reduce the energy consumption of fridge evaporators and condenser fans by two-thirds. Adding strip curtains and automatic door closers to walk-in fridges can reduce warm air infiltration by 75 per cent, making your whole refrigerator more efficient.
Remember to check out the the Save on Energy Business Refrigeration Incentive program. It's designed to help small business owners save on upgrades to more energy-efficient refrigeration equipment.