Vending machines typically use electricity 24 hours per day even if no one is around to use them. ENERGY STAR® qualified new and rebuilt refrigerated beverage vending machines can save building and business owners more than 1,700 kWh/year, or $150 annually on utility bills.
- New and rebuilt refrigerated beverage vending machines that have earned the ENERGY STAR® are 50% more energy-efficient than standard machine models.
- ENERGY STAR® qualified new and rebuilt vending machines incorporate more efficient compressors, fan motors, and lighting systems to keep beverages just as cold and the machine visible while using less energy.
- ENERGY STAR® qualified new and rebuilt machines come with a low power mode option that allows the machine to be placed in low-energy lighting and/or low-energy refrigeration states during times of inactivity.
In addition, an easy-to-install VendingMisers® device uses a motion sensor to automatically power down the vending machine when the area around it is unoccupied, and power up the machine when a person approaches it. A temperature sensor powers the machine back up as needed to keep drinks cold. A single unit can control up to four vending machines located near each other. Vending machine life is also extended by reducing lamp and compressor use.