Commercial kitchens use a lot of electricity and if you aren’t mindful about your energy usage, then you can be slapped with huge electricity bills. If you want to save money and reduce your kitchen’s carbon footprint, here are some simple tips to reduce the energy usage of your commercial kitchen.
The best way to reduce your day-to-day energy usage is to invest in energy saving kitchen equipment and appliances. Before buying your commercial kitchen equipment, make sure you conduct thorough research and choose items that have the best energy ratings.
Equipment that hasn’t been cleaned properly has to work harder, using more energy in the process. Make sure all your kitchen equipment is cleaned and well maintained, and all parts are functioning properly. If any parts are damaged replace and repair them as soon as possible.
If you’re looking for the most energy efficient light choice, then opt for LED lighting. While costing a little more initially, LED lights last far longer than halogen bulbs and save a considerable amount of power. This will save you lots of money in the long run.
You can try decreasing water temperature in the dishwasher and other cleaning equipment (while still ensuring it is sanitary). You can also try isolating the cool and hot areas of your kitchen using a condensate hood or strip doors. This will prevent you spending unnecessary energy on keeping cool areas cool and hot areas warm.
Switching off all power and utilities after a working day makes a big difference in energy saving. This is especially important if you are closing for a public holiday or closed day. Make sure all of your staff know where all power points and switches are, so they can all help out.
If you are looking for high-quality, energy efficient kitchen equipment, then call Commercial Kitchen Company today! With Brisbane and Gold Coast offices, we are committed to helping commercial kitchens save money and reduce their carbon footprint.