5 Ways To Boost Energy Efficiency In Your Commercial Kitchen
Ensuring that you run your kitchen in an energy efficient way can save you major expenses and create a dynamic and productive work environment for you and your employees. Not to mention the benefits to the environment! Perhaps you’re not sure where to start? Every step of the process matters and we’ve compiled this blog to point you in the right direction regarding energy efficiency for your commercial kitchen.
Efficiency Tip #1 – Install LED Or CFL Light Bulbs Throughout The Kitchen
Out of all the light bulbs available on the market, these two types have the highest efficiency rate and last the longest. This saves both time and money, as the frequency of replacements is dramatically reduced.
Efficiency Tip #2 – Inspect Seals & Gaskets On Your Storage Units & Refrigerators
The moment airtight commercial kitchen equipment starts losing air, it loses its efficiency as well. Whether it’s a fridge or storage facility, you need to check the condition of seals so that you can replace them if they’ve dried out or cracked. The benefit of this will be two-fold.- improve efficiency and save energy.
Efficiency Tip #3 – Take Careful Consideration When Shopping For Equipment
Every kitchen is unique, so don’t just buy any equipment. Go for appliances that will be utilised to their full potential in your kitchen and especially equipment which boast energy savings. Ace Catering Equipment can help you plan out your kitchen and determine which equipment is the most important for you to install in the first instance.
Efficiency Tip #4 – If It’s Not In Use, Switch It Off – Obviously Not Refrigeration and Freezer Units!
Whilst this may seem like a basic reminder, unfortunately many people still forget. Ensure that appliances which aren’t in use are turned off. Not only does this waste energy, it unnecessarily runs up your bill, which can compromise your business financially over time. Furthermore, leaving some equipment in stand-by mode may reduce the life of your appliances unnecessarily.
Efficiency Tip #5 – Introduce A Training Programme To Bring The Whole Team On Board
Sometimes efficiency issues emerge because not everybody get the same memo. Train and re-train your kitchen staff on energy efficiency to ensure that your processes stay fresh in their minds and are updated to move with the times.
Managing and working in an energy efficient kitchen imparts important values such as sustainability. Ace Catering Equipment have been planning commercial kitchens for many years and bring a wealth of knowledge into what makes an energy efficient and productive commercial kitchen. We provide only the highest quality appliances which ensure your kitchen will run efficiently for the long term.
If you are in the market for the highest quality commercial kitchen equipment and want to plan an efficient kitchen, get in touch today. Following our many, many years in the industry, we understand efficient commercial kitchen planning. We can show you the various commercial catering appliances for sale and carefully plan your kitchen layout so that you will get the most from your team and kitchen. We’d love to work together with you to make your kitchen eco-friendly and energy saving. Give us a call today on 0414 887 298.