Vending machines and energy use
If you’ve ever wondered how green and sustainable your vending machines are, we have some reassuring news for you. Modern day machines such as those from UKVending are extremely energy efficient using about 7-14kWh, or the equivalent of about £200-400 annually to run. That is roughly the same as an average refrigerator.
But there is still room for improvement. You can take further steps to improve what is already a very energy efficient system.
Ask for Energy Star Rated Machines
Always ask your UKVending engineer about what your machine’s Energy Star rating is. Our equipment is 40 percent more efficient and can save anything up to 1,000 kWh annually. This is achieved by having more efficient components such as lighting systems, motors and compressors.
Use Vend Misers
Another option is to use a Vend Miser. Vend Misers are small clever devices that regulate energy use in machines. When not in use it automatically turns off the equipment but still ensures that any cooling systems remain on to keep items cool and safe.
If you’d like to know more about how UKVending can help you become more sustainable with your vending machines don’t hesitate to contact us.