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Dec 8, 2021 11:29:19 AM

Freon Leak in Your Commercial Refrigeration?

Do you think you may have a Freon leak in your commercial or industrial refrigeration equipment? Commercial and industrial refrigeration systems can leak up to 30% of the charge during a year. Leak rates can be dramatically reduced with adherence to best practices in service, maintenance leak testing and repair. 

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Nov 1, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Time for a Bigger Walk-in Unit?

Do you need a bigger walk-in cooler or freezer? Walk-in refrigeration equipment can  provide space to keep your food inventory fresh or frozen but you may find that it is time to upgrade for a larger unit. Many people don't realize they need more space until they have problems.

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Aug 17, 2020 7:25:17 AM

Is It Time to Replace Your Commercial Refrigeration?

Commercial appliances are an essential investment to a business’s success, but they’re not made to last forever. Keeping up with regular maintenance and minor repairs can help extend the life of yourcommercial refrigerators, but it’s important to recognize when it’s time to buy new equipment.

Without proper monitoring, it is easy to waste money and resources on old or inefficient refrigerators in extensive repair costs, higher utility bills, and spoiled inventory.

Here are a few signs that you may need to replace your  commercial refrigerators to keep your business running smoothly.

You See Leaks and Condensation
Damaged or worn seals allow water leaks and puddles to develop. It can also cause ice build-ups inside the unit. This is a perfect environment for mildew and mold to grow. Not only is this a health issue, but it can result in lost inventory. 

When condensation forms your equipment is not cooling properly. You will see condensation in, on, or around the unit’s door frame. This is an indication that warm air is getting in the refrigerator while cold air is escaping. 

The Unit is Hot
The back of the equipment should be warm to the touch, but never hot. Dirty condenser coils, located on the back or bottom of the unit, are most likely the problem. Removing dirt and dust from the coils is essential. Otherwise, the coils become hot causing the motor to overcompensate.

You Have an Increase in Repair Costs
When a refrigerator is older than 10 years, you should monitor the repair costs. When vital components start breaking down, you may spend more on repairs than you would on a new unit.

Food Spoils Before Its Expiration Date
If you are throwing out food and perishable items before their expiration date, something is wrong with your equipment. 

You Notice an Increase in Energy Bills
If your energy bills have been looking higher lately and you’re still using the same amount of power from month to month, inefficient equipment may be the root of your problem. When your equipment starts to age, it is normal for it to run less efficiently. Consider replacing with more efficient models. The energy savings will help you pay for the replacement.

Recognizing the common signs that your commercial refrigerators are on the verge of failing and need to be replaced, will save you time, money, and frustration. Ohio Refrigeration carries a wide range of commercial refrigeration equipment that will keep your products fresh and save on energy costs. Contact us today to learn more.

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