The average cost for commercial refrigeration repair services is $100 – $325. Multiply this cost by dozens of refrigeration units, and you can spend thousands of dollars a year on repair services. While every company needs to spend money to make money, spending money on repairs is not the most profitable business decision. No, repairs are not unavoidable, but energy-efficient practices can offset the cost of running your units and save on repairs.
Three Tips to Save Money
When it comes to regular maintenance and repair, your business must find ways to improve quality without overspending. Saving money is necessary to stay in operation. Routine maintenance can help. To save money, you should check your gaskets, use LED bulbs, and install motion detectors for your lights.
Tip #1: Check Your Gaskets
One of the easiest ways to run a high energy bill is to use inefficient gaskets. Not only can the quality of the gasket impact the cost, but tears and holes can cost you money, too. Conduct regular gasket checks to ensure all refrigerator and freezer doors stay closed and keep the warm air out.
If you find a gasket in need of repair, don’t wait to fix it. Call PGS to take care of the problem. The longer you wait, the worse the damage will be and the higher your energy bill.
Tip #2: Use LED Bulbs
Over the last few decades, LED bulbs have dominated the lighting market with promises to save money and last longer than incandescent bulbs. And the rumors are true, LED bulbs are more cost-effective than incandescent bulbs.
If you use LED bulbs in your refrigeration units, you use a bulb that will last longer and cost you less. Yes, the upfront cost for an LED bulb is higher, but you can save money in the long run. While a $10-$20 difference may not seem like much when you replace hundreds of units’ bulbs, you save hundreds and thousands of dollars.
Tip #3: Install Motion Detectors
Once you’ve installed new gaskets and LED lights, you should install motion detectors for your lights. Most of the time a refrigeration unit is running, there is no one near the door. Therefore, the light doesn’t have to be on all the time. The light should only turn on when someone opens the door. A motion detector will prolong the life of the bulb and save you money.
Running a business is difficult and takes careful effort to account for every dollar. The number one reason businesses fail is because of funds. Installing energy-efficient gaskets, bulbs, and motion detectors saves you money and keeps your business operating.