Commercial refrigeration appliances are big investment for your business, and unfortunately refrigeration maint they’re not made to last forever. Keeping up with regular maintenance and minor repairs can help extend the life of your commercial refrigerators. Depending on wear and tear, commercial refrigerators should have an average lifespan of ten years. (With proper maintenance, some high-quality models can last up to fifteen years.)

The most important factor in keeping your commercial refrigeration systems working efficiently for a long time is proper maintenance. Proper maintenance can help extend the life of coolers, freezers, chillers and ice machines.

Proper maintenance also greatly reduces the need for emergency service caused by major component failure such as a compressor or condenser fan motor failing due to a dirty coil.

Maintenance of your refrigeration equipment is essential. The following is a short list of things that can happen when you don't maintain your units properly:

  • Failure of fan motors caused by dirty coils restricting air flow. commercial refrigeration 
  • Failure of thermostat caused by high amp draw due to dirty condenser coils.
  • Failure of compressor caused by dirty condenser coil and excessive head pressure.
  • Restriction of capillary tubing caused by refrigerant oil overheating and fouling.
  • Wiring burning and failing due to excessive amp draw caused by high head pressure and dirty condenser coils.
  • Increased electrical consumption and amp draw due to longer run times caused by dirty condenser coils.

The condenser is one of the main components of any cooling or air conditioning system. It' primary function is to condense the refrigerant sent to it from the compressor. Many problems are caused by a dirty or blocked condenser.

If a condenser becomes dirty, less heat transfer can take place from the refrigerant to the surrounding air. If less heat can be rejected to the surrounding air with an air-cooled condenser, the heat will start to accumulate in the condenser.

This causes the condensing temperature to rise. The temperature can rise to a point where the difference between the condensing temperature and the surrounding air is great enough to reject heat from the condenser. A higher condensing temperature and pressure causing high compression ratios cause the system to not perform efficiently.

It is important to recognize when it’s time to replace your old equipment. If you’re not careful, you could end up wasting money and resources on inefficient refrigerators in extensive repair costs, higher utility bills, and spoiled inventory.

If you need commercial refrigeration assistance, whether it is maintenance or choosing and installing a new system, the team at Ohio Refrigeration can help. We are your cooling solution specialists. We install and service all makes and models.

With more than 30 years in the industry, Ohio Refrigeration is the leader in installing commercial cooling equipment.

Our Commercial Services Include:Repairman refrig

  • Low Temperature Cases                        
  • Medium Temperature Cases
  • Ultra Low Temperature Cases
  • Environmental Chambers
  • Processed Chillers
  • Walk-In Coolers and Freezers
  • Ice Machines Repair and Sales
  • Refrigerated Display Cases

To learn more about our services or to schedule maintenance for your cooling unit, call us at 614.863.6666 

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