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03/03/2012 12:16 PM

i has a bakery and i am spending alot on electrical bills. is there any way can i save some money on my bills with my same daily transaction. can any electrical device or equipment be installed to help me out.

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03/03/2012 12:24 PM

Yeah... bypass the meter .
Kris made me say that... terms and conditions apply... illegal activities may be subject to prosecution or electrocution.

Maybe better insulation and turning off unused equipment might help.
Can you bake at night when there is a cheaper tariff?
negotiate with the supplier?
I think most installed devices claiming to reduce your bills are bogus.
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03/03/2012 12:50 PM

Once the oven is heated up, keep it going 24 hours a day. Cook for other vendors, they may find it cheaper to use your ovens than using their own. Other customers coming to your shop to pick up other goods will bring more traffic to your shop. The other vendors may even volunteer to man the ovens to save everybody money.

Heat recovery devices can heat water for you or your neighbors. Don't let heat go to waste.

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03/03/2012 1:55 PM

The only thing one can install that will always reduce your electric power grid usage is your own source of electric power. This probably will not be cost effective to generate your own power but your money won't go to the electric company. So your only other method is to use less power while doing the same work. I have no idea though if you're this kind of a bakery
or this kind of a bakery

or even this kind of a bakery

Ok, the ancient Egyptian bakery is absurd but I can look up more about this ancient bakery than I can about your bakery. I don't know if your ovens need better insulation or the best you can do is improve your lighting costs. You need somebody to do an on site survey that is not a salesman for a product.

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03/03/2012 6:53 PM

Egyptians had electricity?

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03/03/2012 3:00 PM

I dont know if this is how your ovens are set up but years ago I worked at a pasta plant that had what I considered horribly inefficent oven/dryer systems.

They would draw in fresh air from outside heat it with massive water to air heat exchangers driven by huge boilers and then just dump the hot exhaust air out the end of the pasta dryer ovens at the other end of the roof! At times they had -30F air going in and 200+ wet air going out a several tens of thousands of CFM 24/7 for each of the three oven/dryer units.

Just by capturing some of the outgoing thermal energy and reusing it to preheat the inlet air could have saved $1000's a month on the heating bill alone.

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03/03/2012 4:24 PM

Are you using modern, high efficacy lighting or are you still on those silly 20th-Century tungsten filament bulbs?

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03/04/2012 7:21 PM

Can't say where you live, but here in PA, a commercial customer can call up the local electric company, and they will send a rep out to survey the bills and your operation and make recommendations about reducing the bills - things such as pf correction, non-peak hour use, new lights, etc.

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