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When you think of a custom walk-in cooler, you probably think of a restaurant, but the reality is that many different types of business use coolers like this. Some examples are gas stations, flower shops, soup kitchens or food pantries, medical facilities and more. If you are starting a business that would benefit from a custom walk-in cooler, you have some important decisions to make before investing in this valuable piece of equipment.

Choosing a Custom Walk-In Cooler for Your Business

Here are some of the things to consider:

  • Do you want an indoor unit? Advantages of an indoor unit are ease of use, less expensive installation and setup, and it keeps your product more secure. Disadvantages are noise, release of hot air, and taking up valuable indoor space.
  • Do you want an outdoor unit? Advantages of an outdoor unit are quick and easy installation in a level spot, the condenser can release hot air directly outdoors, and you save your indoor space. Disadvantages include higher running costs, need for roofing and fencing and limited access.
  • Other considerations are how much space you have and how much cooler space you need, as well as what sort of shelf layout will work for your needs. You will have to decide whether you want flooring included, what exterior finish you would like, and what type of insulation your custom walk-in cooler should have.
  • A final consideration will be what kind of refrigeration system will work best for you. Remote condenser systems have their advantages, but self-contained units are also an option.

If you are looking for a custom walk-in cooler, it is a good idea to consult with an installation and repair specialist who can look at your space and needs and advise you about what type of unit may be your best investment.