Step 14: Cut your refrigeration costs
Every business uses refrigeration of some kind – even if it’s only in the office for your milk.
Some businesses use more than others. For many retailers, cafes, restaurants, clubs and food-related businesses, the cost of refrigeration is a major part of their energy bill.
In fact, in 2012, Australians spent nearly $5 billion on refrigeration-related energy bills. However, there are ways to reduce these costs:.
- Some simple no-cost and low-cost practices can easily reduce refrigeration expenses by 15–20%.
- If you’re replacing fridges that are more than 15 years old, you can potentially reduce refrigeration expenses by up to 40%.