Grocery store owners: Keeping your refrigeration cost-effective
Commercial refrigeration units may be the most expensive part of your grocery store. When starting a new grocery store, you have many cost factors to consider and commercial refrigeration is one of them.
Up front, it can cost a chunk of your budget to install new systems. However, with proper maintenance, your refrigeration units shouldn’t put too big of a dent in your profits in the long run.
Why is commercial refrigeration expensive for grocery store owners?
The answer to this question comes in two parts.
- Commercial refrigeration units are complex pieces of equipment — Constructing and installing a system of refrigeration units in grocery stores requires a lot of planning, designing, engineering and hands-on work.
Grocery stores usually require a lot of refrigeration to preserve perishable goods. It gets more complicated when you add in different styles of units and freezers too.
- Malfunctioning refrigeration units drive costs way up — There are many components that work together to operate a refrigeration unit. Multiply that times however many units you have in your entire system and you can imagine how much room there is for error.
It’s important to regularly inspect your commercial units for leaks, broken seals, malfunctioning equipment, clogged drains and dirty components. All of these can drive up energy consumption rates and reduce the lifespan of your equipment. This means you’ll face expensive replacement costs in the near future.
Lower your costs with commercial refrigeration services
One way you can lower your commercial refrigeration costs is to partner with a commercial refrigeration service provider like Source Refrigeration. At Source Refrigeration, we partner with our clients to provide long-term services.
Part of our services include routine maintenance of your refrigeration systems. One of our team members can visit your facility and thoroughly inspect your refrigeration systems. He or she can clean dirty and clogged components and can identify and repair the sources of problems or potential problems.
This kind of proactive solution helps lower your total upkeep cost, which is profitable for you in the long run.
Contact Source Refrigeration for commercial refrigeration services
If you operate a grocery store, it’s time to take action against high energy consumption rates. Contact us today to speak with one of our team members about scheduling routine maintenance to preserve the life and quality of your refrigeration system.