The Benefits of Using Energy Star Restaurant Equipment

Did you know that restaurants use about 5-7 times more energy per square foot than other commercial buildings? Restaurants generally use the most energy for refrigeration, while lighting and cooling come in second and third as far as energy usage. What can we do as restaurant owners to reduce the amount of energy we use? In today's blog, Fast Fix LLC discusses Energy Star products and how they can benefit your commercial kitchen.

What is Energy Star? 


Energy Star is an international standard for energy efficient consumer products originated in the United States. It was created in 1992 by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. The Energy Star service mark is placed on equipment that is "energy-efficient."

The Impact of Energy Usage


How we use energy has a huge impact on our environment. Most of America's sources of energy still pollute the environment, harm the climate and can even cause health problems among us. The best way you can help, is to use energy wisely. By using energy efficient equipment in your restaurant, you're helping make the world a better, cleaner and healthier place.

Save Energy & Conserve Water


On average, Energy Star certified commercial refrigerators and freezers offer energy savings of 40% compared to standard models. Commercial automatic ice makers are about 12% more energy efficient. Batch-type ice makers are approximately 23% more water efficient when compared to standard models. For additional energy savings, consider installing certified ceiling fan/light combinations, which are over 60% more efficient than conventional units. 

Reduce Operating Costs


As energy costs increase, investing in energy efficient restaurant equipment is a great way to reduce operating costs. When you reduce the amount of energy you use in your restaurant, you'll see a drop in your utility bills. When purchasing new appliances, look beyond the sticker price, as energy efficient products could trim thousands of dollars off your annual utility bills.

Learn more about the impact of switching to Energy Star certified equipment in this Restaurant Guide from Energy Star: https://www.energystar.gov/sites/default/files/asset/document/CR%20ES%20Restaurant%20Guide%202015%20v8_0.pdf.

While having energy efficient appliances and equipment is a great way to reduce energy usage for your restaurant, there are other things you can do to increase energy efficiency for your business. Maintenance and repair of restaurant equipment is another great way to save energy. Leaky walk-in refrigerator gaskets, freezer doors that don't shut, and cooking appliances that have lost their knobs all add up to money and energy wasted each month. Don't let every day wear and tear drive up your energy usage and costs - call Fast Fix LLC. We offer honest, reliable and professional restaurant equipment repair in Missouri and Western Illinois. In addition, we offer regular maintenance plans to keep your commercial kitchen running efficiently.

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Fast Fix LLC. Restaurant Services
9403 County Road 154
Auxvasse, MO 65231

Phone: 573-254-3748
St. Louis Customers: 636-FASTFIX
Website: www.FastFixLLC.com

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