Memorial Day usually marks the beginning of the Commercial Ice Season and the majority of ice for consumption and refrigeration is purchased in the summer but with temperatures already climbing toward 100 this weekend, I think it might be arriving early this year! The majority of ice for consumption and refrigeration is purchased in the summer, nearly 80 percent between Memorial Day and Labor Day, according to the International Packaged Ice Association. According to AAA / IHS forecast more than 38 million travelers hit the road during the 2016 Memorial Day holiday period, an increase of 1.9 percent over 2015. The 38 million travelers was the most since 2005 and the second-highest total on record. The total was a 10.7 percent above the post-recession average and nine percent above the average since 2000. The average price of gasoline in May of 2016 was $2.30 per gallon and currently the average price as of this writing is $2.39 per gallon an increase of only 4 % over last year but expectations are for prices to rise into the holiday. Even with this expected increase, expectations are for another record year and with record temperatures and record demand from thirsty tourists expected in Florida this year, you can expect commercial ice machine/s to be working overtime and Everpure Ice Machine water filters are ready to help. Now is the best time to check your system and order replacement water filters if you need them. These filters are critical in making sure your machine not only produces the freshest, cleanest tasting ice, but also so that it runs efficiently and doesn’t use more energy than necessary. With record temperatures already being set this year in Florida you can expect your machine to be working overtime and Everpure Ice Machine water filters are ready help, and this year’s 2017 lineup includes;
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