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Why switch out shaded pole motors in walk-in Coolers and Freezers in favor of ecMotors?

We’ve been talking for awhile about the benefits of switching out shaded pole motors in walk-in Coolers and Freezers in favor of more energy-efficient ecMotors.

They are up to 80% more energy efficient than shaded pole motors, to name just one benefit. EC Motors are so beneficial, it seems, that Federal regulations are beginning to demand their use in several states, including California. Sooner or later, you might have to take the plunge. So why the hesitancy in making the change?

Below, we will provide you with compelling reasons why you should make the switch 𝗡𝗢𝗪 to ecMotors and not wait until you’re forced to.

Switching from shaded pole motors to more energy-efficient electronically commutated motors (ECMotors) in walk-in coolers and freezers offers several benefits:

Energy Efficiency
• Lower Energy Consumption:
ECMotors are significantly more energy-efficient than shaded pole motors. They can use 50-75% less energy, leading to substantial reductions in electricity costs.
• Variable Speed Control: ECMotors offer variable speed control, allowing the motor to run at optimal speeds rather than full speed all the time. This adaptability further enhances energy efficiency.

Reduced Heat Generation
• Less Heat Emission:
Shaded pole motors generate more heat, which can increase the cooling load in walk-in coolers and freezers. ECMotors generate less heat, reducing the burden on the cooling system and improving overall system efficiency.

Improved Performance
• Better Airflow:
ECMotors can maintain consistent and optimal airflow, improving the overall performance of the refrigeration system. This can lead to better temperature control and product preservation.
• Higher Reliability: ECMotors are more reliable and have a longer lifespan compared to shaded pole motors, reducing maintenance costs and downtime.

Environmental Impact
• Reduced Carbon Footprint:
Lower energy consumption directly translates to a reduced carbon footprint, making ECMotors a more environmentally friendly option.
• Compliance with Regulations: Increasing energy efficiency can help businesses comply with local and national regulations aimed at reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Cost Savings
• Operational Cost Savings:
The reduction in energy usage translates to significant savings on electricity bills.
• Maintenance Cost Savings: ECMotors typically require less maintenance due to their robust design and longer lifespan, reducing maintenance-related expenses.

Quiet Operation
• Noise Reduction:
ECMotors operate more quietly than shaded pole motors, which can improve the working environment in and around walk-in coolers and freezers.

Return on Investment
• Quick Payback Period:
The initial investment in ECMotors can often be recouped quickly through energy savings and reduced operational costs. The payback period is typically short, making it a financially attractive upgrade.

Flexibility and Control
• Advanced Control Options:
ECMotors offer advanced control options, including integration with building management systems and the ability to adjust motor speed based on real-time conditions, leading to optimized performance and further energy savings.

Switching to ECMotors with ArtikControl™  in walk-in coolers and freezers provides a range of benefits, including improved energy efficiency, cost savings, enhanced performance, and a reduced environmental impact. These advantages make ECMotors a smart investment for businesses looking to improve their refrigeration systems’ efficiency and sustainability.

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 and your food in the process

“Arti” our ArtikControl™ Dashboard offers real-time information, remote access, and intelligent energy controls. Giving you the constant information you need to monitor your systems. The flexibility of ArtikControl™ allows for the inclusion of multiple locations and multiple systems (walk-in boxes; reach-in displays and portable units) into one cohesive, technology-managed solution.

Arti’s user-friendly interface allows for easy, onsite adjustment and the networked solution allows for remote access and appropriate levels of information to be communicated specific to each stakeholder. In addition to reducing expense, the solution enhances more accurate budgeting and elimination of operational inefficiencies using reliable technology controls.!

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 7 years 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.

It’s important to conduct a thorough cost-benefit analysis and consult with experts in commercial refrigeration to determine the specific ROI for your retrofit project. Additionally, consider the unique factors of your business, such as its size, location, and operational requirements. In many cases, retrofitting commercial refrigeration systems can provide a positive ROI over time, as it not only reduces energy consumption but also enhances operational efficiency and reduces long-term operating costs.

We have the smartest refrigeration team ready to help you reach your goals to save energy and money. Our Engineers will come in and inspect your equipment for possible problems and offer recommendations on how to make your refrigeration system more efficient and economical.

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

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