Energy Saving Tips for Your Restaurant

One important aspect of running a restaurant is keeping expenses down. One of the biggest expenses you'll have is energy costs. Running all that food-service equipment takes a lot of energy. In today's blog, your Missouri restaurant equipment repair experts offer a few energy saving tips:

Air Conditioning & Heating 

Schedule regular tuneups for your HVAC by investing in Fast Fix LLC's maintenance contract. Even Energy Start equipment needs to be maintained to keep it working efficiently. In addition, be sure to change the filters once a month, especially during peak heating or cooling seasons. A dirty filter will cause the equipment to overwork, resulting in more energy usage. During the summer, be sure to set the fan to auto rather than on; by setting it to on, you're causing the fan to run even once the room has reached your desired temperature. During the winter, lower your thermostat to reduce energy usage. For every degree above 68°F, you can expect a 3-5% increase in heating costs. By reducing the thermostat on your water heater to 120°F as well, you can save an additional 3-5% in energy costs.


Adjust the lighting to your actual needs. Does your restaurant have a lot of windows? You may be able to use natural light during the day to light your dining areas. Be sure to turn off lights in bathrooms, storage closets, etc. when not in use. Replacing any incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps where appropriate; CFLs cost about 75% less to operate and last about 10 times longer. Also consider installing Energy Star exit signs to save up to $10 per sign in annual energy costs.

Food Service Equipment 

One of the easiest ways to save energy in your restaurant is to use Energy Star appliances. These appliances often use 45% less energy than conventional models. That could translate into hundreds of dollars in savings each year. In addition, cleaning and maintaining your equipment regularly can help keep energy usage down. This includes cleaning your refrigerator coils at least twice a year and replacing gaskets. Have your walk-in refrigeration systems serviced annually by a professional restaurant equipment technician in Missouri. This includes cleaning, topping off refrigerant, lubricating moving parts and adjusting belts. Doing so will help ensure efficient operation and longer equipment life.

Broken or malfunctioning equipment can increase your energy usage. That's why it's important to have your equipment regularly maintained. At Fast Fix LLC, we offer both warranty service and 24/7 emergency repair. We are honest, professional, reliable and here for all your Missouri and Western Illinois food-service equipment repair and maintenance needs!

Fast Fix LLC. Restaurant Equipment Service & Repair - 

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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

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