Besides the usual effects of a refrigeration problem, here are some of the less obvious ways that refrigeration outages can have an impact.
Every hour an employee or manager spends responding to refrigeration alarms is an hour that they can’t spend on something that is needed. If you were to ask employees which aspects of their roles they liked the least, responding to alarms from refrigeration monitoring systems and dealing with unplanned refrigeration outages would surely land very high on the list. When the refrigeration system suddenly struggles to keep the food cold, employees have to take on a variety of unplanned tasks. The result of frequent “hair on fire” events like these will be lower employee satisfaction, which leads to higher turnover. Higher turnover increases training and recruitment costs.
During an unplanned outage, the refrigeration technician’s first goal is to bring the case temperatures back down to their setpoints – by any means necessary. These actions can make the entire refrigeration system consume significantly more energy for a considerable amount of time to get back to normal. The extra energy usage will cause extra expense on top of the refrigeration fix needed.
Food Spoilage and Availability
We all know refrigeration outages can also lead to catastrophic food spoilage events. These food spoilage events cost thousands of dollars in lost inventory. But also if your inventory is reduced your customers don’t get what they want. Nothing drives shoppers away like not finding the products they want. Poor product availability is one factor that causes shoppers to spend their money elsewhere. And if the cause is a refrigeration outage, it can be avoided.
When you add up these indirect costs, the total cost of an unplanned refrigeration outage can easily be five times greater than the direct maintenance costs.
ArtikControl™ consistently monitors your walk-in coolers/freezers and sends out alarms via text and email alerts when problems arise so that any failure or temperature problems are discovered and addressed as quickly as possible. Saving money in the process!
At Refrigeration Technologies’, we save our clients’ money by manufacturing and selling smart innovation, retrofit refrigeration energy-efficient technology. Our products pay for themselves within 4 years installed in most cases and the resulting savings can cut your energy bill by up to 30% or more! As utility rates continue to climb, there has never been a better time to invest in cutting-edge technology and see massive savings as a result.
Our technology controls evaporator fans, room temperature, compressor/liquid line solenoid, and defrost heaters while providing multiple alarms when systems deviate from normal use. This provides energy savings that are verified by third party administrators & engineers.
ArtikControl™ maximizes energy efficiency with less compressor run times resulting from shorter defrost cycles. Also a reduction in excessive temperature that occur with mechanical defrost units and the use of latent Energy in the box reducing compressor run times.
With these features and benefits you can be sure your commercial refrigeration is as energy efficient as possible, saving you money on the ever increasing energy bills.
Refrigeration Technologies will show you how to reduce food spoilage, monitor your temperatures and save energy. These are just a few of the benefits a refrigeration owner or operator will experience with the installation of ArtikControl™ WIC &WIF Technologies.
For more Information about some of the most common problems that occur inside walk-in freezers and how our Technologies can give you Peace of Mind, save energy and more importantly put money in your refrigeration operations, please contact us at 888-286-3091 or email me at MYannessa@refrigerationtechnologiesllc.com.
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