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.
Commercial food service products in six categories may qualify for ENERGY STAR. In addition to commercial solid door refrigerators and freezers, commercial ice makers, fryers, hot food holding cabinets, commercial steam cookers, commercial dishwashers, may also qualify.
ACityDiscount has compiled this guide to highlight the savings of selecting energy efficiency Energy Star qualified refrigeration when replacing old equipment, or constructing a new kitchen.
Commercial Solid Door Refrigerators & Freezers with the ENERGY STAR label were designed to reduce energy waste as much as 35% with a 1.3 year payback, when compared to standard models.
What can I save by using ENERGY STAR qualified commercial solid door refrigerators and freezers?
ENERGY STAR labeled commercial solid door refrigerators and freezers are more energy efficient because they are designed with components such as ECM evaporator and condenser fan motors, hot gas anti-sweat heaters, or high-efficiency compressors, which significantly reduce energy consumption and utility bills. Purchasers, who buy commercial solid door refrigerators and freezers, can expect to save $170 annually per refrigerator and $120 per freezer. If all the existing commercial solid door refrigerators and freezers in the US were replaced with ENERGY STAR labeled models the result would be savings of almost $250 million per year, or roughly 25% of the energy consumed by models currently on the market — the equivalent of eliminating the emissions from 475,000 cars.
Use the Solid Door Reach-In Refrigerator and Freezer Life-Cycle Cost Calculator and Glass Door Reach-In Refrigerator Life-Cycle Cost Calculator to calculate your savings.