Commercial kitchens are full of the appliances needed to create the delicious meals that your business prides itself on. Along with sweet treats and bites to eat, old, outdated appliances also create high energy bills, more maintenance issues, and a bigger impact on the environment. With plenty of rebates available on products like energy efficient dishwashers, fridges and freezers, and ventilation systems, it’s easy to upgrade your commercial kitchen and start serving up the savings.
The most widely used appliance in the food industry, convection ovens continuously circulate heated air, reducing both cook times and temperatures. These ovens:
- Cooks food more evenly
- At lower temperatures
- Often with better and faster results
- Reduce energy use by an average of 20%
Energy efficient commercial dishwashers, on average, use:
- 40% less energy
- 40% less water
By reducing water use during the final rinse, and reducing energy while idling between cycles, efficient dishwashers can help you save over their lifetime.
New commercial freezers can reduce your energy use by up to 40%, using improved fans and offering more consistent temperatures in every part of the freezer.
Better still, because your freezer doesn’t need to work as hard, it lasts longer. On average, efficient commercial freezers:
- Save up to 2,700 kilowatt hours a year in energy
- Save up to $270 a year in energy costs
- Save up to $2,600 in energy costs over the product lifetime
Efficient commercial refrigerators use up to 40% less energy, using improved fans and offering more consistent temperatures in every part of the fridge.
Better still, because your fridge doesn’t need to work as hard, it lasts longer. On average, efficient commercial fridges:
- Save up to 1,000 kilowatt hours a year in energy
- Save up to $100 a year in energy costs
- Save up to $1,000 in energy costs over the product lifetime
A commercial kitchen fitted with only ENERGY STAR equipment saves up to $5,000 a year – and cuts emissions roughly equal to removing 8 cars off the road.
Efficient ventilation fans can use up to 70% less energy than standard models. They cut energy use with better motors and blades, which also provide:
- Less noise
- Better performance and longer life
Acadia University upgraded their kitchen ventilation equipment to a demand-control model. This energy efficient system saves them $2,375 annually and comes with a payback period of 3.3 years. Less maintenance is required, and they received a rebate of over $9,000 to help. These savings can be re-invested to the campus to the benefit of students and staff.
White Point Beach Resort was looking for a way to keep their bills down and their kitchen comfortable, especially in the hot, busy summers. With a rebate of $10,000, they were able to upgrade to demand-controlled kitchen ventilation equipment. As a result of the upgrades, the kitchen is kept cooler in the summer and the new equipment and appliances are quieter. They now save over $8,800 per year.
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