There’s a lot you can do to reduce power consumption on your vending machine when it’s not in use, such as over weekends or holidays (and in turn keep your energy bills low). Unplugging a vending machine will certainly stop it consuming energy, but you need to remember to turn it on again and consider the large amounts of energy needed to refrigerate from room temperature every time. More efficiently, many machines now come with timers or occupancy sensors to turn off lights and reduce operation when the machine isn’t in use (rather than completely shut it down). For an internal machine you can also choose to keep the lights off (saving as much as 35% on energy consumption) and turn up the temperature permanently by a couple of degrees; this will have minimal effect on the product, but could save 30% in operating costs.
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- How much energy does a vending machine consume?
- What are my options for restocking and servicing my vending machine?
- What sort of cleaning/disinfecting is required for vending machines?
- How does a drinks vending machine keep drinks cold?
- Are compact/tabletop vending machines available?
- What’s the best way to deal with users who lose money in my vending machine?
- What’s the difference between self-managed and fully-managed service vending machines?
- Which payment method is more user-friendly: coins or rechargeable cards?
- Which is the most fraud-proof type of vending machine?
- What infrastructure is required to install a vending machine?
- Can I move my vending machine from one room to another?