Technological advancement has brought about the production of energy efficient commercial equipment, and they do more than reducing the amount in your utility bills. In a recent study, most commercial service equipment contributes as much as 13% to your total electric bill every month. The world is also becoming conscious of the effects of non-renewable energy such as hydro- and coal-generated electricity. By getting energy efficient service equipment, you will not only reduce your carbon footprint, but you will also have more money left in your pocket after settling the utility bills.
The efficiency of the electric equipment is rated from A to G, with A being the most energy efficient equipment and G the least efficient. Always look for these ratings before you buy any equipment. In Vancouver and Canada as a whole, the more electricity you use in your business, the higher your taxes will be. More so, there are laws in place to ensure that as many people as possible replace their old service equipment for those with a better energy rating. There is a law in place requires that you the manufacturer of every electric equipment should have a label on their product showing the energy usage.
At Unimaster Limited, we are committed to helping you make the best decision when it comes to buying service equipment with the best energy rating. We have a long history of giving professional advice on energy efficient service equipment, installation, and servicing of the equipment. In this guide, we explore the tips you ought to consider when buying energy efficient service equipment.
Before Buying Efficient Service Equipment
Look Into the Numbers
Before you make any drastic steps into replacing your current equipment, do the math and see what change you can make to bring your utility bills lower and do your part in environmental conservation. Service equipment with a better energy rating is more costly at first, but they will save you much money in utility bills. You will also get incentives from utility companies, and in the long run, you will get a good ROI.
Create Energy Saving Goals
It does not matter the type of business you are into, but you should have a goal to reduce your energy costs significantly. One of the ways to do this is replacing your current equipment with new ones with a better energy rating. This could mean using parallel refrigeration, a phenomenon where multiple refrigerators use a single compressor. Committing to replace your old equipment with new ones is the only way you can achieve your energy-saving goals.
Invention driven by technology has made for some of the most energy efficient service equipment. For example, if you are in the restaurant business, to create a modern and sustainable kitchen you are better placed in adopting induction cooking, and use of efficient griddles and fryers. You could also buy variable-speed hoods that adjust to the heat in the oven and stove above. These modern appliances are all high-tech, and it will require that you train your personnel to use them.
Practical Aspect of Buying Energy-Efficient Service Equipment
There are many reasons for switching to energy efficient service equipment aside from the fact that you get cheaper utility bills and you reduce your carbon footprint. Here are practical reasons why you ought to get service equipment with an energy rating higher than C.
Increase the Lifespan of Your Resources
Efficient service equipment prolongs the lifespan of your resources. For example, if you are in the food service industry specializing in deep-fried foods, getting an energy efficient deep fryer will not only lower your utility bills, but you will also use the deep frying oil for a longer period.
Earn Energy Tax Credits
Energy tax credits are tax breaks given to entrepreneurs and homeowners who take significant steps to save on energy and switching to the service equipment with an excellent energy rating. You can receive a tax credit of 10% on your total utility bill. More so, energy efficient service equipment helps to reduce government spending in harnessing energy from different sources.
The manufacturing of energy efficient resources also creates new industries, which in turn lead to job creation, and technological advancement. For every energy efficient equipment, you purchase, you will be contributing to the welfare of millions of people and advancement in technology.
Benefit to the Environment
This is arguably the most practical aspect of buying energy efficient service equipment. Over 90% of the energy consumed in homes and businesses across Canada is generated at power stations running on fossil fuels, and the more energy your enterprise consumes, the more fossil fuels are burnt, leading to more pollution of the environment. More so, energy efficient service equipment uses less water and do not emit harmful gasses to the environment. This is your opportunity to do your part in the attempt to save the environment.
Enhanced Quality of Life
Service equipment with a good energy rating enhances the quality of life for you and the people around you. For starters, they require fewer maintenance practices as well as replacement parts compared to old and inefficient equipment. The equipment lasts longer, and with fewer emissions in the environment, you will get a cleaner environment.
We campaign for the use of energy efficient service equipment. We ensure to give our professional advice regarding equipment and their energy rating, this way you can find the best energy efficient service equipment.