When you own a restaurant, bakery, or even supermarket, you know it’s important for your commercial refrigerators to function properly and efficiently.
Not only does it keep your food at safe temperatures for your customers, but it also saves you money on your energy bills!
But are you sure your walk-in cooler is working at its highest efficiency?
We have a few easy tips to help ensure your walk-in is efficient and always saving you money!
Firstly, all refrigeration units rely on proper circulation for optimal performance. In your walk-in cooler, there is a fan which works to circulate the air; however, if you find any dust or other debris accumulating on the fan blades, this could cause your system to work less efficiently. The cooler requires more energy because it has to work harder to properly cool. If you let it build up too much, you may need to replace your fan or suffer a system breakdown.
It’s best to check these fan blades periodically rather than have to shell out money for a repair unexpectedly!
Another component of your walk-in cooler which can cause damage when clogged by debris and dust is the evaporator coils. You must make a point to check these coils, or have a professional technician do it for you, often to ensure they’re clear of debris. Performing this cleaning regularly will keep your system running efficiently throughout the year.
Regularly check the seals, like the weather stripping on windows, these seals are designed to keep the cool air in and hot air out. However, they can crack and break or completely fall off if you don’t keep an eye on them and their condition.
Check them often and if you notice any damage to a seal, have it replaced immediately! This allows cool air to escape and warm air to come in, causing your system to work harder to maintain a cooler temperature inside the unit, causing unnecessary wear.
The best practice in ensuring your walk-in cooler is running efficiently and isn’t enduring premature wear is scheduling routine, preventative maintenance appointments with professional, commercial refrigeration technicians.
When QRC Commercial Refrigeration Technicians come to your business, they clean and check every component of your walk-in cooler and can spot early signs of damage to any of those parts. Routine maintenance saves you money by preventing unexpected breakdowns and keeping your system running efficiently.