For many people, they wait to replace their walk-in cooler, or other commercial refrigeration appliances, until they are broken. But what you may not realize is, in the months prior to the final breakdown of your commercial refrigerator, it becomes more and more inefficient. Gradually costing you more money in energy costs and putting the integrity of your food at risk. Not only that, but you don’t want to be left hanging with a broken walk-in cooler. You may end up with wasted food and being forced to close your business for a few days while you’re replacing the commercial refrigerators.
Check out the infographic below and find out what the top 3 signs that your walk-in cooler needs to be replaced so you can keep an eye out for them, saving your business time and money.
Here are the top 3 signs that you need to replace your walk-in cooler ASAP!
1 Condensation on the door.
A properly sealed door won’t have condensation on it. If the door to your walk-in cooler is broken, it can cause many other problems, but also, condensation on the door can indicate multiple other malfunctions in your walk-in cooler as well.
2 Excessive noise and heat.
If you notice your walk-in cooler is producing excessive noise and also giving off excess heat, it’s likely your cooler’s compressor is constantly working. This will not only drive up your energy costs but it also causes premature wear to your compressor and many other components in your walk-in cooler.
3 Fluorescent Lighting
Many older commercial refrigeration units were equipped with fluorescent lighting. That might not sound that bad, but it really causes problems. First, they’re not as bright and the bulbs need to be replaced more often. Some older fluorescent bulbs even contain mercury, a dangerous chemical. If you have an older cooler with this type of lighting, you will want to replace your cooler as opposed to spending the same, if not more, to convert your current walk-in cooler to LED lighting.