Broilers typically operate with gas valves wide open, which compromises energy efficiency.
Broilers are not Energy Star rated, however models are available that provide more efficient gas usage, and there are units that help maximize cooking per square inch.
Heat deflectors can be utilized underneath burners to deflect heat. This not only changes the heat profile on top of the broiler, but also keeps kitchen temperatures consistent.
By turning the broiler heat down or using only half of the burners during slow periods, operators can maximize the unit's energy efficiency.