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Do you understand the costings of your walk in freezer?

Energy efficiency and energy costs are a big thing in the food service industry, whether you’re a bakery, take away, restaurant or mobile food truck. Everyone is trying to be as energy efficient and possible and save as much money as possible. But how can you do that when you don’t understand your own equipment?

The cost of a walk in freezer is a necessary expense for more people but it’s worth taking the time to make sure that your costs aren’t higher than they should be.

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The first step to keeping your costs where they should be is to make sure that the cooler is installed correctly. Any incorrect installations could effect the efficiency of the freezer, as well as how long it will last in the long term. Then you’ll need to think about insulation. High quality walk ins will have insulation on the floors, ceilings and doors to ensure the low temperatures maintain. The thickness of your insulation will be a major factor in your overall costs.

This may sound like an obvious thing to say but your location and overall temperature is going to have an effect on your walk in. If you’re in a geographically hot area your walk in is going to have to work harder in order to keep the temperatures lower. Which means that more energy is going to be used and the costs are going to increase.

And of course, if you have a lot of people using the walk in, constantly opening and closing the door, this is going to have an effect on the core temperature. It could be worth looking into installing automatic door closers or vinyl strips to help keep the cold air in as people enter and leave the walk in.