The cost of utilities such as electricity is a big concern for most businesses as it can effect your bottom line and profits. This is an even more important concern if you have a cold room. Although, in general terms, cold rooms all work in the same way; it does not necessarily mean they are made to the same standards or that they will automatically work in an energy efficient manner. Therefore, in the following post we will discuss some great tricks and tips you can use to ensure your electricity bills stay as low as they possibly can. At ADK.co.uk, they know how important cold room installations can be to the running of certain businesses, which is why they are sharing this post.
The Opening And Shutting Of The Doors
Would you leave your fridge or freezer door deliberately open for a long period of time? No? Then the same should be applied to your cold room. Remember that any alteration, even slight and seemingly insignificant, in the temperature of your cold room can cause it to work harder than it normally does. Therefore, it is best to keep these areas at the most stable temperature possible to avoid higher consumption of energy and the increased costs associated. Try and reduce the amount of time the doors are open for when you go in and out of your cold room. Quickly close the door each and every time you leave.
Unloading and Loading Practices
You can further reduce wasting energy by utilising effective unloading and loading practices inside your cold room. If you take a long time to stock your cold room or the doors are left open too many times for extended periods of time (see above), it allows warm air to flow into the cold room, having a negative effect on the cold room and its operations. When loading your cold room, try to do it in batches and ensure the environment directly outside the cold room is as cool as it possibly can be. Therefore, by adopting efficient and effective loading and unloading practices, you should be able to stop the running costs from getting too high.
Monitor The Temperature And Ensure It Is Kept At An Optimum Level
It is crucial that you keep a close eye on your cold room’s temperature. Speak to the manufacturer, installer or consult the user’s manual if you are unsure of the ideal temperatures for the products you want to store. By leaving a cold room set to the incorrect temperature, you may increase your electricity bill.
Carry Out Maintenance Regularly
You can reduce problems and make sure your cold store is working in the way it should be. It will also help to reduce costs and save money by bringing issues that can be prevented to your attention. Which can in turn lower the cost overall of running a cold room. Regularly carry out inspections of your cold room to ensure there are no defective hinges on the doors or problems with the seals that could be allowing the warmer air outside of the cold room inside.
And most important of all, when you come across an issue, get it repaired or dealt with as soon as possible.
Our top tips for reducing cold room energy costs include:
Contact ADK.co.uk if you live in Wembley or surrounding areas of London, for more information on cold room installation, maintaining them and trying to keep the running costs down.