The Case for Removing Ice
We are often asked, if ice is insulating, and we want our freezers to stay cold, shouldn't we keep the ice? Shouldn't a frost-and ice-filled freezer use less energy?
The answer to this is no. Ice build-up negatively impacts freezer performance and energy consumption. But this week, we're not going to tell you why. We're asking you to tell us why, for bonus points!
Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your answers. Anyone with the correct answer - in your own words, don't just send us a link to a website please - will receive 3 extra bonus points on the Freezer Challenge score sheet. We will publish the best answers in our next blog post.
Last week we wrote about sharing freezer/refrigerator space as a great way to reduce costs and save energy. Unlike freezers and refrigerators, cold rooms have long been a shared storage space. They are a great resource when used properly, so this week are exploring the best practices for cold room use.
Best Practices for Cold Rooms:
Having a shared resource like a cold room is a great asset to any facility. If you're using a cold room, be sure to implement the best practices above as part of the Freezer Challenge. Although cold rooms aren't addressed specifically, they can be included in the Additional Information section for extra bonus points.