Refrigerators are one of those appliances usually do not have much have trouble with. The lifespan of a commercial refrigerator can last many years, on which it hard enough to tell that you may need to do some repairs or get a new one instead. By adopting a preventative maintenance program is critical to ensuring your system functions properly and efficiently.
Warning signs that you may need to replace your commercial refrigerator includes excessive condensation. If the refrigerator looks as though it’s sweating in the middle of a hot day, the problem might be that it’s not cooling properly. Look immediately at the rubber sealing around the door to see if there any water or signs of mold and mildew.
Goods spoiling in a small amount of time before it normally would. Noticing your food start to smell and/or spoil days before it normally would. Remember a cold commercial refrigerator should consistently have a temperature between 36 and 38 degrees Fahrenheit. With issues in the internal temperature experiences, this one of the major warning signs that you may need to replace your commercial refrigerator. A commercial refrigerator is the backbone of the business and performs hard work to preserve goods on the storage. If a commercial refrigerator is no longer operational and needs to be replaced, could potentially place the goods in a bad state. This is not the situation we must get into.
Motor running constantly and it feels hot. Feeling excessive amounts of heat is a sign that something is not right within the refrigerator. The coils in the back of the refrigerator are insulated, should not have a feeling of excessive heat. Depending on the situation and the problem at hand, replacing the coils could be an option for you to consider.
Increase of goods to be placed in commercial refrigerators. An increase in the volume of goods may be enough to require purchasing new equipment to ensure that you are able to maintain a high level of quality. A higher volume of goods will place more strain on the equipment and the equipment might need to be serviced more often by repair technicians. To avoid at receiving time to time of technician bills it is much better to buy a new commercial refrigerator.
Less consideration of warning signs that you may need to replace your commercial refrigerator includes:
- Odors or poor indoor air quality (IAQ)
- Strange, unfamiliar sounds, that creaking sound you hear with you open the door.
- Inconsistent airflow and cooling throughout
- Loss of system efficiency
- Unexpected high cooling cost and utility bill
- Too much ice build-up
- Water accumulation around the door
- Increase repair cost
- Old equipment or 10 years++
- Thermostat indicates the wrong temperature
- Sounds coming from the fridge running
Have an overall assessment. The amount of damage to your current unit and an extended service plan or active warranties in effect must also be considered. Always try to make a claim before throwing out the commercial refrigerator. Simple mathematics showing you on the overall assessment decision is whether the cost of repair would still compensate on keep the current one or buying a new commercial refrigerator.
When is the right time to buy and upgrade your commercial refrigerator? Usage and effect of buying a new commercial refrigerator shall come in the mind first whether it is running a restaurant, grocery store, or any other business that depends on cool storage; there is a need for a reliable commercial refrigerator. If these warning signs are too common and have occurred often I guess it is time for you to invest in buying a new commercial refrigerator, but we highly recommend getting your refrigeration unit inspected first and consider maintenance.
Contact BARCO Services to get your commercial refrigeration equipment repaired and maintained.