When kitchen equipment runs at less than optimum efficiency, you can end up paying big. One of the biggest expenses faced by restaurateurs is the energy bill, a composite of food prep, refrigeration, and HVAC costs. Inefficient energy usage is also harmful to the environment. With this in mind, we’ve put together a few pointers to help you optimize your kitchen for greater efficiency. These small tips are all things you can implement on your own, regardless of your level of technical expertise.
- Check gaskets regularly. Once a week is recommended. You’re looking for cracks in the rubber or leaks between the seal and the doorframe. A good gasket will form an airtight seal between the door and the unit. Gaskets should be replaced every three to five years to ensure they’re not wearing out.
- Use cooler curtains on your walk-ins. Curtains will reduce the flow of air in and out of the unit and allow it to retain its temperature.
- Use low flow sprayers and aerators. Putting a low flow sprayer on your faucet will reduce your water usage while maintaining a strong flow of water.
Parts Town encourages you to try these easy energy-saving solutions, and to share your own ideas with us!