Commercial refrigeration units are not inexpensive, so maintaining them is important to extend their life and to be sure they are operating at their peak. It’s important to implement regular maintenance.
One of the most important steps in getting the most from your equipment is to be sure it is installed properly. Improper installation or placement can lead to failure, even with regular maintenance.
Are there puddles of water inside or around the unit? Ice buildup, water leaks or a fan not operating correctly are issues that need to be addressed by a professional.
The condenser coil and blades, as well as electrical wiring and components, should be inspected. Fans should not be obstructed. Also, check to make sure that the unit is cycling properly.
The evaporator coil and the condenser coil and blades should be checked and cleaned to ensure proper operation. This process can identify any potential issues before they become big problems.
Seals on the doors should be checked to avoid any cooling loss and higher energy bills.
Drain lines should also be inspected for clogs. If the line is leaking, a replacement or repair will be necessary.
Check and test the oil in the equipment as well as the thermometer to be sure it is accurate. If the unit is low on refrigerant, this will need to be filled by a professional, and any leaks repaired.
Maintenance may seem like an unnecessary expense several times a year, but it pays for itself in extending the life of your refrigeration and energy bills. Units that are not properly maintained increase electrical consumption and can lead to failed components. Keeping a refrigeration unit well maintained can potentially save thousands of dollars over the long term in extensive repairs or full replacement.
The best way to avoid sudden refrigeration system failure is regular maintenance. Ohio Refrigeration offers full-service maintenance plans that include filter replacements, cleanings to help you pass health department inspections, and full mechanical and electrical checks of all refrigeration equipment. We can tailor a plan for your specific needs. Call us for a free quote today.