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Food Service Equipment and Refrigeration

Switching to energy-efficient food service equipment can reduce your facility’s energy consumption by up to two-thirds, according to ENERGY STAR®. We can help your business maximize those savings.

We will help you find a contractor to assess your facility for eligible rebates toward the installation of energy-efficient food service equipment.

Rebates are available for:

  • ENERGY STAR ice machines
  • ENERGY STAR certified steam cookers and servers
  • Dishwasher pre-rinse sprayers
  • Variable frequency drive (VFD) on fan (kitchen exhaust fan) 
  • Vending machine controllers
  • High efficiency refrigerator/freezer cases
  • Night covers for display cases
  • Optimization of your walk-in refrigerator by:
    • Adding strip curtains, door gaskets and automatic door closers
    • Installing anti-sweat heater controls
    • Replacing incandescent light bulbs with ENERGY STAR certified LEDs that generate considerably less heat
    • Suction pipe insulation
    • Equipping evaporator and condenser fans with electronically commutated motors that can reduce energy consumption by about two-thirds


  • Apply for rebates of $.05/kWh saved annually, offsetting upgrade costs and reducing payback time
  • Lower operating costs
  • Reduce maintenance costs with longer-lasting equipment
  • Improve work environment and productivity by increasing comfort and safety

Sample Savings— and, you can estimate your rebates for Food Service, DHW and Refrigeration.

Project Unit Estimated Annual kWh Savings1 Rebates2
Evaporative fan motor controls per fan 2,705 $ 135
Install occupancy sensor on 500-can beverage vending  machine per machine 2,250 $ 113
Anti-sweat door heater controls per door 1,882 $ 94
Pre-rinse spray valve per unit 1,222 $ 61

1 Pennsylvania 2016 Technical Reference Manual. 
Based on $0.05/kWh saved. Actual incentive rate per kWh may vary.
Please note: Rebates will vary based on facility type and hours. Consult a program engineer for information.