Restaurants, supermarkets and convenience stores wouldn’t function as they do today without the help of commercial refrigerators. These refrigerators are working around the clock to maintain a desired temperature in order to prevent food from spoiling (and thus saving owners hundreds or even thousands of dollars in otherwise spoiled food).
Unfortunately, like most other appliances, commercial refrigeration units do need to be replaced at some point. It’s important to know the signs of when it’s time to replace the unit before it’s too late. Here are a few red flags to look for.
- Inconsistent Temperatures. Commercial refrigeration units in their prime should easily be able to hold a consistently cool temperature anywhere from 36 to 38 degrees F. If you start to notice temperature fluctuations where the temperature reaches above 38 degrees for long periods of time, then it’s time to start looking for a newer model.
- Poor Sealant Systems. Issues with the door gaskets, worn hinges or damaged panel joints can cause temperature fluctuations due to cold air escaping. When cold air seeps out of the refrigerator, this causes more stress on the compressor to keep internal temperatures consistent; this in turn shortens the lifespan of the refrigeration unit. Luckily, these sealant parts can be easily replaced or repaired by a professional.
- Leaks or Flooding. If you notice any slow leaks or full-blown flooding underneath the refrigeration unit, then it’s definitely time to call in the professional repair company. Air Conditioning Mass’ commercial refrigeration experts are here to diagnose the source of the leak and determine whether it’s more beneficial to repair or replace the system. Addressing leaks as soon as they arise will also prevent mold and mildew buildup within and around the unit.
After contacting our commercial refrigeration company, we will provide you with an estimate for repairs or an estimate for a replacement installation so that you can weigh your options. Contact Air Conditioning Mass today!