Energy costs have spiralled out of control. For a lot of businesses involved in manufacturing, storage or distribution, energy is one of their main expenses. Whatever cooling systems are in place, it is likely that there is a lot of energy wastage happening on a daily basis. Wasting energy also means wasting money. In hard economic times, each business needs to work out ways not just to make more money, but also to save as much money as possible as well.
Those companies that are involved with the storage of fresh food will find that they are operating cooling temperatures of around -1°C up to around 4°C. Just a small adjustment when it comes to the temperature could make a huge difference. It might only make a small difference for one cooling unit, but multiplying that saving by 5 or 10 other cooling units could soon start to see some extremely large savings occur.
Think about the different loads that need to be chilled. Maybe you find that for the majority of the time only 65% of the cooling unit is being used. If you create compartments for the main storage items, you can shut off the other compartments when they are not being used. This will not just save energy, but will increase the life span of the cooling unit. The cooling unit will be cooling a smaller space and therefore, it will not have to work as hard.
If you live in a fairly cold country or have some shaded areas, it might be better to locate the cooling unit outside. The cooling unit will have to work a lot harder to reach the optimum cooling temperature indoors, which means this is going to save money. The temperatures indoors tend to stay a lot more constant, even during the night. Putting the unit outside means that, especially during the night time, the energy required is going to be a lot lower. Again, the cooling unit will not have to work particularly hard, which means it will be years before any of the components need to be replaced.
Most businesses try to keep their overheads down to a minimum. This means that they are not going to spend any cash on their unit until it is completely broken. In fact, the most efficient thing to do in terms of saving money and energy is to regular maintain and repair the unit. If the unit is in great condition, then it will require less energy in order to operate. The increased performance outweighs the actual cost of repairing and maintaining the unit.
Check with the supplier of the product as they will usually have a service plan that means the maintenance of the product is going to be a hands-free process. In fact, when buying these products new, there will usually be a 6 month warranty and a 12 month service plan included in the price.
Just because your company is forking out thousands every month for energy bills, doesn’t mean there is not money to be saved. By keeping an industrial cooling unit maintained, located outside, adjusting temperatures and creating compartments, your business could be saving a lot of cash!
Alex started his writing career in 2007 and since then has not looked back. He has had the opportunity to work with a huge range of companies from countries such as the UK, Canada, Australia and the USA. He covers a huge variety of subjects including the likes of manufacturing and even sports.