Posted: Apr 18, 2008
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy with the mission to help consumers save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
In addition to commercial ice makers, five other types of commercial food service products may qualify for ENERGY STAR: fryers, hot food holding cabinets, steam cookers, dishwashers, solid door refrigerators and freezers.
ACityDiscount has compiled this guide to highlight the savings of selecting energy efficiency ENERGY STAR qualified ice makers when replacing old equipment, or constructing a new kitchen.
Commercial Ice Makersthat have earned the ENERGY STAR are on average 15% more energy-efficient and 10% more water-efficient than standard models.
Air-cooled, cube-type machines are eligible for ENERGY STAR qualification, including ice-making head, self-contained, and remote condensing units. Qualifying models must meet maximum potable water and energy consumption limits to earn the ENERGY STAR.
What can I save by using energy star qualified commercial ice machines?
Each qualified commercial ice machine can save businesses energy about 1160 kWh annually, or an average of $100/year on utility bills.
Save water, too! Business that purchasing ice makers that meet the ENERGY STAR can expect to save an additional $10/year and 2700 gallons/year due to reduced water usage.
Use the Ice Machine Life-Cycle Cost Calculator to calculate your savings.