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26 Jul

Improve Your Restaurant’s Energy Efficiency

by D-ENERGi
 

Restaurants require a lot of energy in order to make meals, serve customers, and simply stay open. From heating food, to lighting the restaurant, electricity and gas are both massive costs for restaurant businesses. In fact, electricity and gas make up a large majority of the outgoings of a restaurant. While the rest of the world looks at ways to go green and switch to renewable energy, you may be wondering how, as such a large consumer of energy, you can improve the energy efficiency of your restaurant business.

With our years of experience supplying energy to business energy customers, we have compiled some of our tips. Which have been tailored specifically for restaurateurs and food service business owners.

 

Invest in energy saving commercial appliances 

Ovens, hobs, grills, fryers and all other electrical cooking appliances in your commercial kitchen are bound to use large amounts of energy. By investing in energy saving appliances you can reduce your energy consumption, cut your business energy bills, all while improving the efficiency of your restaurant. 

When shopping for new commercial kitchen appliances you should pay close attention to their efficiency rating or energy label. A rating of between A-G is given to each appliance and gadget and helps you to identify the most energy efficient products on the market. More information about the ranking of appliances can be found here. However, it is important to note that this labeling system is often updated and revised, so keeping up to date with changes is important.

 

Switch to LEDs for lighting 

If your restaurant requires modernisation or you work out of an older building, it would certainly be worth considering switching your current lighting to LEDs. LED bulbs provide  a brighter atmosphere and use up to 90% less energy than traditional bulbs. This makes for a simple and very effective change that will allow you to save energy, money and reduce the carbon footprint of your restaurant.

 

Monitor your energy usage 

Paying close attention to your energy usage will also help in ensuring that your restaurant is energy efficient. Being able to oversee how much energy you are consuming each day or even each hour will allow you to make even the smallest of changes, like cutting down on the use of certain appliances or switching off energy demanding electrical goods that are not needed. 

One of the best ways you can do this is by using a smart meter for businesses. At D-ENERGi we are supporting the roll-out of smart meters across the UK for businesses, and can assist you in the installation and set up of a new smart meter. If you are a D-ENERGi business customer and would like more information about a business smart meter for your restaurant, do not hesitate to contact us.

Require Assistance?

We take pride in our commitment to providing the most competitive rates for business electricity and gas. If you are seeking guidance on how to effectively reduce your business electricity and gas costs, or require assistance with a business energy switch, please call our dedicated Customer Services team at 0800 781 7626. We assure you that calls will be answered promptly within five rings or less!

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