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What is Heat Reclaim and How Can It Save You Money

Posted by RDT on Mar 5, 2019 2:37:13 PM

When it comes to finding energy savings in a foodservice operation, a number of opportunities present themselves. From lighting and ventilation to HVAC and food preparation, restaurant utility costs can be a source of frustration for operators, while at the same time, a source of savings.

A refrigeration system that uses heat reclaim is one way for operators to cut costs using the heat they already have.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, heat reclaim

How Copper Piping Can Impact Your Commercial Refrigeration System

Posted by RDT on Feb 27, 2019 3:17:14 PM

Copper is a plumber’s best friend and an invaluable material in piping systems for commercial refrigeration.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, piping

The Benefits of Upgrading Your Refrigeration Systems

Posted by RDT on Feb 5, 2019 12:52:34 PM

 

When it's time to upgrade your commercial refrigeration, there's an enormous opportunity to save money no matter what type of foodservice operation you run. 

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Topics: healthcare, energy efficiency, hospitals, Eco-Cool, Digital Scroll Compressor, redundancy

The Importance of Efficient Refrigeration in Stadiums and Arenas

Posted by RDT on Feb 1, 2019 4:04:19 PM

Grabbing something to eat at sports arenas and stadiums used to be a quick and, hopefully, not too messy affair. Fine dining was not part of the experience of watching a live baseball or hockey game. Times have changed, though. Sporting venues are becoming part of larger entertainment districts that offer attractions every day of the week.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, stadiums

The Five Types of Refrigeration Redundancy

Posted by RDT on Dec 30, 2018 1:45:00 PM

In foodservice, peace of mind is rare. Each day brings a unique challenge. For foodservice operators relying on a wide range of equipment, there’s always a thought in the back of their minds that today is the day something stops working. When a refrigeration system goes down, it can send ripples throughout the operation. That’s not the case when redundancy is built into a refrigeration system.

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, energy efficiency, school, Eco-Cool, redundancy

Why RDT Hosts Foodservice Consultant Seminars (and What You May Have Missed This Year)

Posted by RDT on Sep 26, 2018 9:37:09 AM

This September, RDT held another successful FCSI Education Provider Program for foodservice consultants at our factory here in Waxahachie, Texas. The seminar, which brings in consultants from all over the country, is an opportunity for them to interact directly with our team and their peers over the course of two days.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, refrigeration rack system, consultants

A Close Look at Energy Usage in Restaurants

Posted by RDT on Aug 28, 2018 6:11:14 PM

 

When you do the right things, there are often many levels of benefits. Take energy efficiency, for example. Being energy efficient will help conserve natural resources. It will also provide a positive talking point with customers. Most importantly, it will help improve profitability and boost your bottom line.

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Topics: energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, Eco-Cool, Eco-Smart, Digital Scroll Compressor, redundancy

A Look Inside NYC's Legacy Records for a Peek at Their Refrigeration

Posted by RDT on Aug 17, 2018 11:47:47 AM

Legacy Records is one of the latest endeavors from one of New York City's hottest restaurant groups. Delicious Hospitality is the team behind Charlie Bird and Pasqaule Jones, and now they're opening up their latest shop near the Javits Center.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Walk-Ins, Eco-Cool, redundancy, Fine Dining

The Relationship Between Refrigeration Redundancy and Service

Posted by RDT on Aug 7, 2018 10:26:28 PM

Service calls can be scary for a variety of reasons. They can be expensive. They can disrupt your operation. They can be late. Even worse, they may not even be open depending on the time of your refrigeration outage.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Walk-Ins, Eco-Cool, redundancy, service technician

What Is the Real Impact of Lower Utility Costs?

Posted by RDT on Jul 17, 2018 5:06:01 PM

 

It's a fact. Reducing utility costs will ultimately add to the bottom line of your foodservice operation. According to some industry leaders, gross profits increased last year, but at the same time, expenses -- including energy expenses -- increased almost five percent more than the level of gross profits.

As a result, saving on expenses is a great way to add to an operation's bottom line. Let's take a look at a few numbers.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Eco-Cool

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