Economic design brings together the most efficient resources in Imperial Walk-in Coolers and Freezers to control immediate and future costs, keeping the initial installation, daily operation, monthly energy bills, and long-term maintenance to a total minimum investment.
Imperial Walk-in Coolers and Freezers are designed with economic considerations in mind to minimize the lifetime costs of the walk-ins through design, installation and operation.
Manufacturing Imperial Walk-in Coolers and Freezers to a measured size means less wasted energy on the factory floor, only the proper size components are designed and built. Factory waste is further reduced through internal recycling of manufacturing materials, such as leftover hard rail framing being reused to make new hard-rail framing and a recycling program for our metal scrap. Less factory waste translates to lower manufacturing cost which in turn means a lower cost product. In addition, Imperial places an emphasis on environmental stewardship and consistently evaluates our operational practices with the health of the environment in mind.
The measured physical design and manufacture of Imperial Walk-in Coolers or Freezers maximizes the interior space and provides the most efficient use of the area where the walk-in cooler or freezer is installed. Those same specific internal space measurements help meet the specific requirements of internal shelving and other storage units. This efficient use of space immediately raises the cost efficiency of a walk-in cooler or freezer.
HCFC-free 245fa urethane insulation in each panel raises the thermal efficiency and adds rigidity to the panel. Cheaper polystyrene foam has a lower thermal efficiency at the same thickness and loses more insulating value as it ages. Urethane foam insulated panels have lower operating costs at installation and through the years.
Another economic consideration is properly matching the cooling capacity to the interior space and the business use of a walk-in cooler or freezer. Imperial carefully matches the planned use, location temperature and altitude—even the amount of environmental humidity—to the walk-in cooler or freezer design and the cooling equipment specifications. Imperial suggests using Beacon II controls to lower the walk-in cooler or freezer energy costs by reducing defrost cycles and more carefully managing the internal environment.
Our article on R-values covers more detail on this subject and may help you find additional aspects to consider in designing the perfect walk-in cooler or freezer for your application. If you like that article, there are more available in our news and blog area, and you can subscribe to The Advisor to receive updatd information on a regular basis.
Utility rebates are available in some areas for installing Imperial walk-in coolers and freezers. Lab testing at the Food Service Technology Center developed specific efficiency ratings on Imperial Walk-in Coolers and Freezers that are used to calculate energy-efficiency figures for utility rebate applications. Ask your Imperial rep about applying for these substantial rebates.
More information on economic design considerations is available in articles and white papers on this website. Call your Imperial Walk-in Coolers and Freezers representative to discuss the economic aspects of your project.