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Improving the Bottom Line Through Energy Efficiency

Too often, commercial refrigeration operators decide not to upgrade the condensing units used on their walk-in coolers or freezers. The condensing units they’ve been using for years (or decades) are getting the job done, and the initial cost of upgrading equipment seems like an unsafe investment. Often, operators ask themselves: “Will I really see a return on this investment, and how long will it take before it starts to make money for me?” Both are valid questions.

The good news is that condensing unit technology is advancing at an unprecedented pace. And, with these advancements, ROI is achievable sooner than most operators can imagine. The Copeland Scroll™ Outdoor Condensing Unit (XJ Series) for commercial refrigeration is a perfect example. It combines the latest Copeland Scroll compressor technology, variable speed fan motor control, large condenser coils, and a high-efficiency fan blade to deliver up to 40 percent higher annual energy efficiency when compared to standard industry offerings. In fact, customers can typically expect an upgrade payback of less than one year based on energy savings alone.

In addition, each Copeland Scroll Outdoor Condensing Unit is equipped with standard on-board CoreSense™ diagnostics that provide field technicians with key information to quickly and accurately troubleshoot system issues, lower maintenance costs and eliminate nuisance service calls. Its built-in compressor protection capabilities also help to extend equipment life.

The other good news is that many utility companies are offering rebates for installing energy-efficient equipment, which helps to significantly offset your initial investment.

So my message to you is a simple one: take the plunge. If you choose the right equipment, your investment could start adding dollars to your bottom line.

To discover how much you could save on utility costs, check out our XJ Series Annual Calculator.

Craig Raney
Director of Marketing, Refrigeration
Emerson Climate Technologies

Watch For Food Marketing Institute’s Energy & Store Development Conference

Each year, Food Marketing Institute holds the Energy & Store Development Conference to showcase new products and thought leadership serving the food retail industry. I will attend the conference in Baltimore this weekend to learn more about energy efficiency and conservation, store design, merchandising, and other skills related to cost-saving solutions and customer satisfaction.

With an increasing focus on energy-efficient equipment and environmentally friendly systems, I look forward to leading a session aimed to help the supermarket and food service industries select appropriate choices among “greener” alternatives. My presentation will highlight new technologies, regulations and the latest trends and environmental updates as they affect the food retail industry. I will be speaking on Monday, September 9 at 10:45-11:45 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. EDT.

More information on this year’s FMI Conference can be found here.


Rajan Rajendran, Ph.D
Vice President, Engineering Services and Sustainability
Emerson Climate Technologies

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