Financial incentives encouraging the adoption of energy-efficient technology and practices are available across multiple industries. Transportation and multi-family housing complexes are only a couple of examples. The food service industry is also experiencing an uptick in the number of available rebates. These incentives include food service equipment rebates.
We’ll take a look at 2023 foodservice rebates, along with the possible amounts you may receive. Some are even instant rebates.
Food Service Equipment Rebates
High electrical bills are common for restaurants and other businesses in the food service industry. The necessary kitchen equipment can account for up to 75% of your electrical usage costs. Foodservice equipment rebates are available on ENERGY STAR ® and Food Service Technology Center certified restaurant equipment. Switching to energy-efficient equipment can reduce your electrical costs and reduce energy usage.
You may even be able to instantly receive the rebate amount at participating national and local distributors. You can also apply and submit the rebate form to receive the financial incentive.
What You Receive with Foodservice Rebates
Below is a list of food service equipment categories eligible for rebates. Something to note – the rebate amount cannot exceed the purchasing price before tax. Installation costs are also not covered under the applicable rebates.
- Deep fat fryers* – up to $4,000
- Connectionless steamers* – up to $3,000
- Griddles – Up to $3,600
- Hot food-holding cabinets – Up to $500
- Convection ovens – Up to $3,000
- Combination ovens – Up to $11,500
- Rack ovens – Up to $5,000
- Deck ovens – Up to $4,800
- Conveyor ovens – Up to $3,300
- Ice machines – Up to $750
- Commercial refrigeration – Up to $850
- Commercial freezers – Up to $750
- Commercial dishwashers* – Up to $8,775
*City of Seattle PSE natural gas customers are not eligible for steamer, dishwasher, or Tier 1 fryer rebates due to the Seattle Energy Code.
If your organization is interested in foodservice rebates, contact one of our specialists to walk you through your options. We offer a turn-key rebate recovery solution that can be customized to fit your organizational needs.
How to Qualify for Foodservice Rebates
Businesses in the food service industry must meet a few requirements to qualify for PSE rebates. It includes,
- The business must be a current PSE natural gas or electric customer. PSE must also supply the fuel to the equipment the business is purchasing and installing in the facility.
- The equipment model must be on a certified Qualified Products List (QPL).
- The food service rebates apply to the following types of equipment.
- Deep fat fryers*
- Connectionless steamers*
- Commercial griddles
- Hot food-holding cabinets
- Convection ovens
- Combination ovens
- Rack ovens
- Deck ovens
- Conveyor ovens
- Ice machines
- Commercial refrigerators
- Commercial freezers
- Commercial dishwashers*
Other stipulations to meet to qualify for the rebates are,
- Used equipment does not meet rebate requirements. Businesses must purchase new equipment.
- Only equipment purchased on or before 1/1/23 is eligible for 2023 foodservice rebates. Equipment purchased before January 1, 2023, may be eligible for 2022 food service rebates.
- The rebate amount cannot exceed the purchasing price of the equipment before sales tax. Labor and installation costs are also not covered by PSE rebates. It also applies if the purchasing price is lower than the rebate amount. You will only receive the listed price in the rebate amount.
*City of Seattle PSE natural gas customers are not eligible for steamer, dishwasher, or Tier 1 fryer rebates
PSE also receives the right to ensure equipment installation meets industry requirements. Businesses cannot restrict PSE during the inspection process.
Foodservice Rebates – Additional Information
Deep Fat Fryers
An ENERGY STAR® certified deep fat fryer is 25% more energy-efficient than traditional models and can produce electricity savings of up to $2,000 or more annually. Energy-efficient fryers often have shorter cooking times, resulting in higher production rates. You can cook food faster, and it can produce an additional 50% in cost savings.
Improved thermostat controls and insulation, along with improved cooking performance and a higher production capacity make Energy Star-rated commercial griddles energy-efficient, regardless of if you choose a single or double-sided model.
Hot Food Holding Cabinets
The improved insulation, magnetic door handles, full-perimeter door gaskets, and other advanced features allow Energy Star hot food holding cabinets to reduce overall energy consumption. Annually, these models can save food service businesses hundreds of dollars on their electrical bills.
Instead of using a water connection that allows steam to escape, ENERGY STAR connectionless steamers use an internal reservoir to heat the water. It prevents steam from escaping, allowing you to heat food efficiently without wasting water or electricity.
You may also qualify for additional rebates from your water utility company when you switch to an efficient connectionless steamer.
PSE food service rebates are available on natural gas and energy-efficient electric convection ovens. These models are 40% more energy-efficient than standard convection ovens.
Combination ovens (combi-ovens) use a dry-heat mode, steam mode, or a combination of both to cook food on various temperature settings. The food service appliance reduces both your energy usage and energy cost.
Rack ovens are versatile appliances. You can roast, bake, and warm food in large volumes. Energy efficiency is vital to keep electrical bills low. Taking advantage of PSE’s financial rebates offsets purchasing costs so you can afford to add one to your business.
Deck ovens use conduction heat to bake food items. Taking advantage of PSE rebates can reduce energy consumption by thousands of dollars each year.
Conveyor ovens use a heated chamber to cook food and move it through the appliance at a constant speed. The ovens are ideal for cooking large volumes of food. The appliances are also stackable, reducing their overall footprint in the kitchen. Switching to an energy-efficient model can result in significant savings throughout the year. A PSE rebate will also help cover purchasing costs.
You can reduce energy costs by around 15% with an ENERGY STAR ice maker. You may also qualify for additional financial incentives from your water utility company.
Energy-efficient commercial refrigerators employ technologies like variable speed compressors, electronically commutated motors, and uniform cabinet temperatures. These technologies can result in $1,000 of energy savings throughout the life of the appliance. Energy-efficient refrigerators and freezers also reduce energy usage by around 25%.
Compared to traditional models, ENERGY STAR dishwashers use around 40% less electricity and water. Along with the PSE rebate, your water supplier may offer additional financial incentives.
Even though PSE does not offer rebates on energy-efficient water heaters, it is still worth switching. A condensing water heater can produce energy savings of up to 10% or greater. The savings alone on energy usage make it worth the investment.
Foodservice Rebate Recovery with Incentive Rebate360
To learn more about foodservice equipment rebates contact Incentive Rebate360. We will help you find all applicable rebates and take care of the submission and rebate recovery process. Call 480-653-8180, email [email protected], or schedule a call that fits your needs by clicking the button below.