M&V Convenience has slashed their electric bill by roughly $2,300 in actual costs each year. By year 5, the solution will have recouped back over $11,000 for them that they otherwise would’ve paid in electricity.
For M&V Convenience in Ossipee, New Hampshire, having their refrigeration system qualify for incentivized energy efficiency upgrades from their utility provider was definitely one of the first perks they’ve seen from simply being a commercial electric customer.
Like many small businesses with walk-in coolers or freezers, their refrigeration system functioned in a “set it and forget it” capacity. If the air and the products were cold, then it was fine. With a million other things to manage, who has time to sit there and analyze their equipment to ensure it’s running the way it should?
But if it’s an older system, it’s very possible that even if it’s not operating poorly enough to affect your temperatures, it’s wasting energy (and your hard-earned money) by having to work harder than it ought to to keep those temps satisfied. This will also shorten the lifespan of the system’s hardware components, which could lead to a much bigger problem.
Luckily, NRM’s smart controls and efficiency upgrades solve all of those concerns. Areas for optimization included temperature controls, evaporator fan motors, and anti-sweat door heaters. All told, NRM discovered M&V Convenience could cut over 15,000 kWh from their annual electric bill, recouping over $2,300 in actual costs each year. By year 5, the solution will have recouped back over $11,000 for them that they otherwise would’ve paid in electric costs.
And in this particular case, the project qualified for a 50%+ incentive, which meant the solution fully paid for itself within 18 months.
- CoolTrol refrigeration controls
- EC Motor Upgrades
- Anti-Sweat Door Heater controls
50% of Project Cost
Annual Energy Savings
Annual Dollar Savings
"I like that my fans don't run constantly anymore, and I do see the savings in my electric bill every month. We’ve also noticed that the coils don’t ice up as much as they used to, and we absolutely have more control over our temperatures now."
— Vince V., Owner