Smart Solutions / Blog / February 2013 / How much does it really cost to operate a walk-in freezer?

# How much does it really cost to operate a walk-in freezer?

What is energy management and why is it important to you?

To understand the the importance we must explore the true operating cost of a typical commercial walk in freezer. According to the Energy Information Administration the average national cost of commercial energy is \$0.1022 per kilowatt.

Cooler average cost per month / Freezer average cost per month

• 6×6 \$69.50 / 6×6 \$235.96
• 6×8 \$73.50 / 6×8 \$239.96
• 8×8 \$122.70 / 8×8\$243.96
• 8×10 \$113.84 / 8×10\$353.24
• 8×12 \$119.84 / 8×12\$357.24
• 10×10 \$144.15 / 8×12\$362.24
• 10×12 \$149.15 / 10×10\$415.73

There are many factors that can affect the total operating costs. Some of the bigger ones include:

• Insulation
• Efficiency of refrigeration
• Exterior temperature of walk-in
• Age of the walk-in
• Temperature of food inside

Lets take it a step further:

If you own one 10X10 walk-in cooler, and one 10X10 walk-in freezer your monthly operating cost are equal to approx. \$144.15 + \$362.24 = \$506.39.

Using a 24/7 temperature monitoring system can help to reduce energy costs by 10-25%. Conservatively speaking this savings would equate to .10 X \$506.39, for a savings of \$50.64 per month. Reduce your operating costs and extend the life of your refrigeration units!