How butchers and businesses in the meat industry can save electricity and cut costs

How butchers and businesses in the meat industry can save electricity and cut costs

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Rising electricity costs, the demand for better energy services, the need for energy efficiency … If you live in South Africa, you’ll know that energy supply is a big deal. And if you’re a butcher, you’ll know that electricity is one of your biggest costs.

Your business uses energy through your refrigeration system, air conditioning, and lighting for storefronts and cabinets. It’s a hefty overhead that you need in order to run your business. We understand that.

So, we’re sharing our tips to help you conserve electricity. They’ll improve your energy efficiency and save you money. Win-win.

1. Refrigerate right.  

If you’re unable to set up a central refrigeration unit to save energy, make sure your current system is running efficiently. Check for dirt, fouling, or corrosion on condenser grilles. See that your drip pipes aren’t iced up. Check for damaged dent fins on evaporators and condensers.

Your refrigeration system is your largest source of energy consumption. Chat to your service provider to ensure that you’re refrigerating effectively.

2. Look at your lighting.

LED lights use about 10% of the energy of incandescent bulbs. They’re also less expensive – and last longer. This one’s a no-brainer.

3. Policy and people.

Create an energy policy. A clear outline of your energy-saving objectives is a great way to motivate your team. Drive your policy by appointing an energy champion.

Easy to implement, and energy efficient. Try these tips today. Your business will thank you for it.

Additionally learn how you can cut costs for your butchery with our new bandsaw machines