Creating an energy efficient kitchen is beneficial to yourself in a range of ways! Of course the main way is it will end up saving your kitchen money on energy bills. But it also helps the environment and can create a more dynamic working situation for the staff. Not to mention, upgrading your kitchen can have a positive impact on your commercial catering equipment.
Here are our top tips when it comes to creating an energy efficient commercial kitchen.
If you’re not using it, turn it off.
This is the easiest thing to do, but unfortunately many people still forget. After clean down, make sure everything that can be turned off, is turned off. Or, if you have certain pieces of catering equipment that won’t be used in the service, switch them off instead of using stand by mode. Once you start turning equipment off, you’ll notice your energy usage reducing and your energy bill along with it.
Install LED light bulbs throughout the kitchen.
Out of all the light bulbs available on the market, both energy saving or not, these types have the highest efficiency rate and on average last the longest. This saves both time and money, as this means the lighting will need replacing less often.
Check over all seals and gaskets.
The moment airtight commercial catering equipment starts losing air through a seal, it started to drop in efficiency as well. So whether it’s a fridge or under counter storage, you need to check the condition of seals so that you can replace them if they’ve dried out or cracked.
Make sure all your team know how to pull their weight.
If you make sure all of your team are on the same page when it comes to the little changes they can do, that will massively improve your energy efficiency. Keep their training refreshed so that it’s always in the forefront of their mind.
If you’d like more help when it comes to creating an energy efficient commercial kitchen, get in touch with one of our team today!