Two refrigeration issues routine maintenance can fix
Commercial refrigeration systems are the backbone of businesses like restaurants, grocery stores and convenience stores. Like other mechanical systems, refrigeration systems can develop minor problems, and these issues may go undetected by busy owners. However, you have a better chance of catching the two most common commercial refrigeration problems if you’re having routine maintenance performed on your systems.
- Compressor problems
The compressor is one of the vital components in commercial refrigeration systems. Its job is to compress the refrigerant in the system so it will move into the coils on the outside of the refrigeration unit. Once in the coils, the heat in the refrigerant is released, and this allows the refrigerant to return to a liquid state.
However, when the compressor becomes dirty, it will struggle to keep your commercial refrigeration system cold. Hair, grease and dirt can make the compressor run hotter than normal, and a hot compressor will have difficulty doing its job properly. For this reason, you should make sure that commercial refrigeration system compressor cleaning is part of the routine maintenance program for your business.
- 2. Lighting issues
Modern LED bulbs have a very long operational life. In fact, one source claims that LED bulbs have a projected lifespan of about 50,000 hours. This means that a bulb should last more than 13 years if it’s on for an average of 10 hours every day. No matter how long they’re projected to last, even an LED bulb will burn out eventually. You may also have other types of bulbs in your commercial refrigeration systems, and these are likely to need more frequent replacement.
Lighting is an important aspect of your commercial refrigeration systems. This is true because it helps customers and staff see the items your stores contain, and when a bulb burns out, your products and inventory becomes less visible. However, changing a burned-out bulb may be easily put off or overlooked in the hustle and bustle of a busy business environment. Therefore, you may want to consider adding fixing lighting issues to your routine maintenance plan or finding a maintenance plan that will help you by attending to such minor repairs.
Source Refrigeration offers general maintenance plans to help you with minor problems
If you’re looking for a way to deal with minor commercial refrigeration problems, our team at Source Refrigeration offers a variety of maintenance plans. For instance, we offer:
- Quarterly preventative maintenance plans that cover basic needs
- Bi-annual compressor room and EMS plans that focus on high-dollar system components
- Negotiable maintenance agreements
By choosing one of our effective maintenance plans for your business, you may be able to reap benefits such as reducing equipment downtime, decreasing energy usage and extending the life of your commercial refrigeration systems.
Are you looking for a team to perform routine maintenance for your Southern California, Florida or Georgia business location? Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an appointment.