7 Strategies Businesses Can Use to Reduce Utility Bills

Running a successful restaurant generally means that you must watch expenses carefully. More than that, you must find realistic and effective ways to reduce expenses. If your restaurant is like many others, the utilities expenses may seem to be much higher than they should be. Many businesses spend much more money than necessary on utilities,…
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4 Ways To Prevent a Refrigerator Meltdown

Refrigerators are a necessity of modern living, keeping our food cold and edible for weeks, months, or even years depending on what you’ve got stored inside. It also provides a safe place to keep different medications, changing the landscape of how diseases like diabetes are handled and improving the quality of life overall. With an…
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Routine Refrigeration Maintenance: A Case Study

The following table is a case study of two clients of ours. Our service records from 7/1/12 – 6/31/13 were used to create this table. This comparison is between two bars located in the West Loop area in Chicago. One location (Bar #1) has had a routine maintenance schedule and the equipment is serviced quarterly….
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Commercial Refrigeration “Service” vs. “Maintenance” – There’s a Difference

In our experience we find that most after hours emergency commercial refrigeration service calls are due to lack of proper maintenance. Failure to properly maintain coolers and freezers will lead to various unpleasant outcomes. Poorly maintained equipment uses more power to maintain temperatures. It’s also prone to premature failure of critical components. These failures usually…
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Refrigeration Maintenance Pays: A Client Lesson

It never pays to be penny-wise & dollar-foolish when it comes to maintenance of commercial refrigeration. Hopefully you can learn from this customer’s expensive lesson! We received a call on a Saturday in August for emergency service. As Murphy’s Law would have it, their 2-door cooler broke down on the weekend, when repairs come at…
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Problems Caused By Lack Of Commercial Refrigeration Maintenance

Proper commercial refrigeration maintenance is extremely important. It will extend life of commercial refrigeration including coolers, freezers & ice machines. Routine maintenance can also reduce the chances of emergency service caused by major component failure such as a compressor or condenser fan motor going bad due to a dirty coil. We try to get the…
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Commercial Refrigeration Energy Saving Tips

Refrigeration accounts for about 20% of the energy used world wide. There are steps that can be taken to lower commercial refrigeration energy consumption. Following our thorough refrigeration maintenance checklist and performing control upgrades can reduce electrical consumption by as much as 20% and more. It can also extend the life of commercial refrigeration equipment…
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