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Storm Alert

Weather forecasts are calling for heavy rain, thunderstorms, gusty winds, and the potential for flash flooding in Massachusetts today. National Grid is prepared and we urge you to be safe and ready, too. It is a good idea to always keep several working flashlights and an extra supply of batteries in your home. We also recommend charging mobile devices prior to the storm so you can stay connected in the event of a power outage.

Faster service, better guest satisfaction scores and lower overhead. That’s what you’ll gain with today’s energy efficient hotel and restaurant equipment. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Upgrading your commercial food service and restaurant equipment can save you energy, boost your bottom line, and improve equipment life.

  • Consider upgrading to the following refrigeration controls and equipment:
    • Door/frame heater controls
    • Zero-energy doors
    • Outside air economizers
    • New energy-efficient compressors
    • Defrost controllers for freezers
    • High-efficiency evaporator fan (EC) motors
    • Display case covers for refrigerated cases and freezers
    • Floating-head pressure controls
    • Evaporator fan motor controls
    • Lighting, where it operates for hours at a time
  • Regular equipment maintenance plays a key role in saving energy:
    • Clean refrigerator coils at least twice a year
    • If a dollar bill easily slips out between your refrigerator door seals, replace the door gaskets
    • To maximize energy efficiency and lengthen equipment life, service large refrigeration systems at least once per year