Buying and maintaining refrigeration equipment

Maintaining or upgrading commercial refrigeration can yield significant savings opportunities. Use the guidelines below to get the most out of your current equipment and learn which energy-friendly features to look for when you’re ready to upgrade:

  • ENERGY STAR rating
  • LED lighting
  • Premium insulation packages for walk-in coolers
  • National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) premium motors and/or variable speed drives on evaporator and condenser fans
  • Oversized condensers to supercool refrigerant
  • Humidistat controlled anti-sweat heaters, instead of timers, for large display systems
  • Evaporative condensers
  • Defrost controls, instead of timers, that measure frost accumulation and humidity
  • Glass door cases (instead of open door cases)
  • Automatic door closers (with appropriate interior safety releases)
  • Special doors with low or no heat
  • Freezer doors that use hot gas reclaim

Proper refrigeration maintenance

In addition to selecting equipment wisely, scheduling regular maintenance can help your equipment last longer, run more efficiently and save money. Items you may want to schedule include:

  • Cleaning coils
  • Fixing leaky seals
  • Checking refrigerant levels

Start saving today

Find out if your business is eligible for FPL's refrigeration incentives by contacting your FPL program specialist:

  • Doug Cepuran (north area): (386) 254-2457
  • George Baro (east and south areas): (954) 327-3163
  • Mike Catarzi (west area): (941) 316-7184