Foodservice and hospitality was already a high-pressure, low-margins industry even before COVID-19 came around. Now, after over a year of the pandemic, the stakes are higher than ever.
Ontario-based commercial kitchens and restaurants can get instant discounts of up to $1,000 on their ENERGY STAR kitchen equipment such as refrigerators and fryers via the Distributor Discount Program.
Why take advantage of the program?
The short answer is that it would be wasteful not to!
Commercial kitchens use 2.5 times more energy per square metre than any other commercial space, so there is a massive opportunity to save with the Distributor Discount Program. By saving up to 30 per cent on your energy costs, you can not only reduce your expenses but also free up extra capital to upgrade key equipment and ensure your equipment is of premium quality with a longer operating life and lower maintenance costs.
What’s more, as an operator, you don’t have to do any extra work to take advantage of the discounts offered. You can buy qualifying equipment from any participating dealer and get an instant rebate at point of sale with no paperwork, no wait, and no extra hoops to jump through. Buy high-efficiency, high-performance equipment, save energy, and save money: it’s truly a better choice for your business!
To receive an immediate discount on high-efficiency ENERGY STAR equipment, simply provide the installation address to your dealer or distributor – if qualified, you could receive up to $1,000 off.
It’s not just new equipment that qualifies for a discount. You can now receive up to $500 in discounts for used equipment, including $375 for ENERGY STAR fryers.
Benefits of ENERGY STAR equipment
ENERGY STAR equipment is equipment that has been certified with an internationally recognized and trusted mark of high energy efficiency. The ENERGY STAR symbol is a consumer icon in the Canadian marketplace and instantly identifies products that have been qualified as high efficiency.
The many benefits of ENERGY STAR products include long-term energy cost savings, premium products, lower maintenance costs, reduced environmental impact, and longer equipment life.
Qualifying products include ENERGY STAR Fryers and ENERGY STAR refrigerators, among many more.
Eligible natural gas commercial fryers feature an innovative design, have shorter cook times, are easier to clean, offer significant cooking oil savings per use, and use up to 35 per cent less energy on average. Fry pot insulation reduces standby losses, resulting in a lower idle energy rate.
Eligible commercial refrigerators, designed for hot kitchens and frequent door openings, are up to 20 per cent more efficient than standard refrigerators, using less energy and helping reduce impact on the environment. Qualifying brands include ATOSA, Beverage-Air, Continental, Delfield, Hoshizaki, Imbera, QBD, Traulsen, True Refrigeration, Turbo Air, and Victory.
But don’t just take our word for it!
“Purchasing ENERGY STAR-approved products ensures the operator is receiving a refrigerator/freezer which meets or exceeds stringent energy and temperature standards. True Refrigeration products not only meet/exceed these standards but also provide the user with reduced energy consumption and lower operational costs. True Refrigeration products utilize Natural Refrigerants which lower carbon footprints and minimal greenhouse gas emissions (0 ODP, 3 GWP). All True Natural Refrigerant (HC) products come standard with 3-year parts and labour warranty and a 7-year warranty on the compressor, resulting in a reduction of life costs and significantly diminishing future out-of-pocket costs.”– Jon Lily, True Manufacturing
“Avondale Restaurant Equipment often offers a good, better, and best product to help our customers make informed decisions on their equipment purchases. We always suggest the better or best options because they are the “best bang for their buck”! ENERGY STAR-rated equipment may be slightly more expensive for initial investment but the durability, longevity, and the cost of ownership is greatly decreased. We look at long-term challenges the customer may be faced with and how the better-quality products reduce breakdowns and cost less to operate in the long run.”– Kristy Barber, Avondale Restaurant Equipment
So, what are you waiting for? Get instant discounts and lasting benefits today!
Contact your foodservice equipment dealer for more information or visit enbridgesmartsavings.com/foodservice or saveonenergy.ca/foodservice for a full list of eligible dealers, distributors, and qualifying equipment.
Enbridge Gas discounts are only available to commercial and industrial customers in its service territory in Ontario, including those formerly served by Union Gas Ltd. IESO discounts are only available to businesses that sell eligible measures to commercial business that are connected to, or behind the meter of an electricity consumer connected to, the IESO-controlled grid in eligible parts of Ontario. To receive any discount, a completed proof of sale matched to the installation address must be provided by the participating distributor in accordance with applicable program requirements. Discounts are paid on a per-unit basis unless otherwise indicated. Programs and discounts may be subject to change or cancellation without notice at any time. Enbridge Gas and the IESO make no representation, warranty or guarantee regarding the projected savings of any energy-efficiency measure or performance of installed equipment. Enbridge Gas and the IESO reserve the right to independently verify application information and confirm installation. Additional terms and conditions may apply; please ask your Enbridge Gas or IESO representative. ™ Save on Energy is a trademark of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). Used under license. © 2021 Enbridge Gas Inc. All rights reserved.