The refrigeration units in restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores and other businesses that offer food to their customers play a huge role in food preservation. For one thing, efficient coolers allow you to keep food for longer so you don’t lose money due to poor inventory quality, and clean and well-maintained refrigeration display units make food more desirable to customers. Think you might need your coolers inspected or fixed? Here are a few telltale signs that you might need commercial refrigeration repairs in Florida.
The reason you have commercial coolers in your food-based establishment is to properly store perishable food products. Without proper storage techniques, the food will spoil, which can result in revenue loss and food waste due to the fact that you cannot sell spoiled food. If spoiled food is sold and eaten, you run the risk of making your customers sick. One of the first things you should do if you notice that food is spoiling before its packaged expiration date is adjust the settings on your refrigeration equipment. If the problem persists, you likely need refrigeration repairs.
There are many reasons why one or more of your restaurant’s or store’s refrigerators may be leaking: they’re overheating, overworked, experiencing an electrical malfunction or turned off during a power surge. Leaks are usually obvious, but look closely for puddles of water near the base of the unit during scheduled cleanings. If leaks are ignored, they will significantly lower your refrigerator’s efficiency, and may even cause costly water damage to the unit or areas of your store.
The doors on your refrigeration units must have good seals to keep the cold in and the heat out, which is why you need to check them often for any signs of problems. The thing to remember is that door seals typically become damage or worn over time. Unfortunately, the tiniest crack in the stripping can allow cold air to escape, and your refrigerator will have to work harder than normal. This will result in higher energy bills for you and a shorter lifespan for the refrigeration unit. Call a professional to repair the seals before it breaks down and you need to buy a replacement.
High energy bills
If you’ve been in business for a long time, then you have a general idea of what your store’s energy bills will look like every month. So, when you start receiving much higher bills, you’ll likely notice and wonder where the problem lies. Without a doubt, inefficient supermarket and convenience store refrigerators will waste a ton of electricity, much like other large malfunctioning appliances. If your energy bills have been increasing more than a few bucks as of late and you can’t find the reason why, you may want to check the efficiency and condition of your refrigeration equipment.
Whether you need refrigerator equipment maintenance or commercial refrigeration repairs in Florida, know you can turn to the skilled team of technicians at 5 Star Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. for help. Call us today!