For Electric Customers
Energy saving opportunities for electric vending machines includes the use of occupancy sensors to shut off the front-panel lights and or the compressor when the area around the machine is unoccupied for an extended period of time. Turning off the front-panel lighting altogether, or replacing the old style T12 bulbs with efficient T8 bulbs is another way to save electricity.
Another recent step toward improving the energy efficiency of refrigerated beverage vending machines has been the expansion of the ENERGY STAR® program. ENERGY STAR labeled machines are 35% more energy efficient than standard new machine models. Savings can be as much as much $90 per year per machine in reduced energy costs.