Coolers/Freezers and Energy Efficiency 101: The 6 Types of Cold Rooms and Their Temperature Requirements

Cold storage. Refrigerated warehouse. Frozen storage. Walk-in cooler. Reach-in cooler. Walk-in freezer. Working with commercial refrigeration systems, you may see these descriptors thrown about sometimes to describe the same space. It may not be harmful to use such terms interchangeably in general conversation but when it comes to technical materials, or speaking in customer-facing situations, it’s important to be specific to leave no margin for misinterpretation […]

Coolers/Freezers and Energy Efficiency 101: Lighting Impact on Refrigerated Load Savings

In part one of this blog series, we sough to break down the various terms and descriptions for the sub-sections of what’s known as refrigerated space. In part two, we described the different lighting technologies commonly used in refrigerated spaces and compared them with more efficient LEDs. In part three today, we will highlight energy-efficient lighting’s […]

Coolers/Freezers and Energy Efficiency 101: The Definitive Lighting Guide

In the first part of this introductory series to the ins and outs of refrigerated spaces, we dove into the varying classifications out there and which temperature ranges really affect which spaces. In the second part, we will look at the different types of lighting we’ve seen in our twenty years of working with commercial […]

Compressor Short Cycling: A Hard-to-Find Energy Waster

In commercial applications, one of the most important tasks in keeping components running at their peak performance is determining what’s a cause and what’s a symptom if mechanical problems arise. The difference between knowing and not knowing could be thousands of dollars worth of diagnosis. In particular, short cycling seems to be one of those […]

Cold Storage Facilities Turn to Technology to Boost Efficiency

Technological advances in automation and data-driven management have paved the way for improved efficiency in how cold storage businesses operate. Everything from remote access to temperature settings and defrost cycles, to robotic forklifts, to high-efficiency LED lighting systems are helping these facilities better manage costs and their important systems, according to a new article in The […]

A Quick Crash Course in Suction P-Traps for HVACR

The HVAC/R industry has frequently quarreled about the topic of suction p-traps in risers – when are they necessary, where to place them, how large and how deep should the trap be? Of course, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Each facility and each installation will have its own considerations and concerns. It’s a great idea […]

A Clean Energy Twofer: More Jobs and Lower Emissions

Regardless of what one thinks of the impact and scale of climate change, or whether or not fossil fuels have a place as energy sources moving forward, two things are undeniable: clean energy reduces the amount of emissions that go into our atmosphere, and the sector will be providing ample job opportunities well into the […]

6 Ways to Ensure an Evaporator Fan Energy Efficiency Retrofit is Done Right

Here, we’ll unpack some of the ways you can make sure that your energy-efficiency retrofit doesn’t turn into a refrigeration headache! Look for a strong reputation. There is no substitute for proven real-world results. This applies to both the technology and the implementer. Make sure that the controls hardware and the implementation installer both have […]

6 Do-It-Yourself Ways to Reduce Your Commercial HVAC Energy Costs

We focus a lot on commercial refrigeration in this blog and in our daily business, as this is often the area of energy management that can see the greatest gains by adopting more efficient practices. But it’d be foolish to ignore HVAC and lighting as slices of the “energy consumption pie” and not recognize them […]