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When is it Time to Consider a Refrigeration Monitoring and Control System?

As more and more companies incorporate aspects of IoT and smart technologies into their day-to-day operations—from adaptive air-conditioning controls to motion-activated office lights to inside air quality sensors—one area for…

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2017 Sees the Finalization of New WICF Regulations for Energy Efficiency; Compliance by 2020

On September 7th, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy put into place a new set of standards that revolve around walk-in cooler and freezer efficiency metrics. These new rules are…

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Historically Cold Climate can Wreak Havoc on Air-Cooled Condensing Units

The historically cold temperatures gripping a lot of the country right now are not detrimental only to you, and your home heating bill; they are also increasing the likelihood of…

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Energy Audits Reveal Areas Where Cold Storage Facilities Can Save Money

Cold storage facilities, the kind found in the produce, fresh foods, and floral industries, offer huge opportunities for energy savings. A recent article in Fresh Digest looks at how one company helps.  …

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3 Things to Consider in New Construction of Cold Storage Facilities

For processors, distributors, wholesalers, and suppliers, there is a dizzying amount of choices for the construction of a new cold storage facility. But they shouldn’t necessarily pick the first, or…

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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,…

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With New Regulations on the Horizon, the Cold Storage Industry Will Need to Adapt

As the EPA and other regulatory bodies discuss hydrofluorocarbons and other refrigerants with “global warming potential,” it will be up to those in the cold storage industry to future-proof their operations…

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Where’s the Most Expensive Ice in the World? On Your Evaporator Coils

We all know ice is great; it’s cheap, can be bought in bulk, and cools most things that we can think of that need to be cooled. But there are…

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Walk-in Cooler/Freezer Electric Defrost 101: Efficiency [Part 3]

Now that we know what electric defrost is, how it works and how much it costs—it’s time to talk about how to use it more efficiently by implementing several control…

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Walk-in Cooler/Freezer Electric Defrost 101: Cost [Part 2]

Last week, we wrote about why you need electric defrost for your commercial freezer and how it works. Here’s a quick refresher. A defrost system is necessary in walk in freezers that maintain…

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