Five signs your commercial refrigeration needs repair
If you run a business that uses commercial refrigeration, you might eventually find yourself contacting a commercial refrigeration service for repairs. Commercial refrigeration systems are prone to problems like any other part of your business. However, the costs of commercial refrigeration problems can be much greater than other issues.
Here are five signs that your commercial refrigeration system needs repair, so you know when to contact a professional for repair services:
Leaks can spring from different areas of your commercial refrigeration system, but no matter where they are located, leaks are usually the sign of a problem. Leaks can occur along hoses, gaskets, drains and other parts of your refrigeration units that use water or coolant.
Leaks can make your refrigeration system work harder than necessary, which increases its energy consumption rate. It also affects your water consumption rates, making your problem even more expensive.
2. Frost on the exterior
Excessive frost, especially on the outside of your commercial refrigeration system, means there is an issue causing your system to work too hard. Frost buildup occurs when drains are clogged or when the temperature on the inside of your system is incorrect.
Don’t panic at the sign of a little frost in your freezers. A little frost on the inside of your freezers is normal, but excessive frost is almost always the sign of a problem.
3. Broken seals
Broken seals in the doors of your refrigeration units can keep your doors from closing properly. This leads to cool air escaping your refrigerator, which makes your system work harder than necessary.
Regularly inspect your doors to make sure they’re sealing properly when you close them. Also, check the gaskets and any other seals in your commercial refrigeration units to make sure there are no leaks in temperature or liquids.
4. Temperature issues
Leaks and broken seals can cause temperature issues, but they’re not the only reason your refrigerator’s temperature can be too high. Broken thermostats can cause your refrigerators to be too warm, which puts your perishable goods at risk.
Regularly check the temperature of your refrigeration system to make sure your thermostat is working properly. This is especially important during the warmer seasons of the year.
Like any electronic and mechanical equipment, your commercial refrigeration system cannot last forever. After about a decade, you can expect your system to encounter more issues. However, you can help prevent these issues with routine maintenance, cleaning and retrofitting services.
Is your refrigeration system consuming more energy than necessary? Have you noticed any issue related to anything in the list above? Contact Source Refrigeration today to talk to one of our team members about our commercial refrigeration repair service.