One commercial refrigeration unit repair for a professional
There are many maintenance and repair tasks that commercial refrigeration units require. Some of these tasks are easy to do, and they can be performed by store owners or employees. However, other tasks are likely to require the services of a professional technician. For instance, detecting and repairing refrigerant leaks is one repair you should let a professional handle.
Why is refrigerant necessary to commercial refrigeration systems?
A refrigerant is a substance or mixture that is used to cool the inside of commercial refrigeration units. In most cases, refrigerants are liquids, but they must have the ability to go from liquid to gas and back during the refrigeration process.
There are many types of refrigerants used in commercial refrigeration systems. For instance, R22 has been the industry standard refrigerant for decades. However, recent changes to environmental regulations mean that other refrigerant alternatives have begun to be used. Some refrigerant alternatives that are currently in use include CO2, ammonia, propane, glycol, R448A and R407A.
Why a professional technician should repair leaks in your commercial refrigeration unit
There are many reasons you should leave commercial refrigeration system leak repair to a professional. For one thing, getting leaks fixed right the first time is important because refrigerants cost a lot to replace. In fact, one source reports that R22 currently costs about $20 per pound. This means that if your system requires 50 pounds to be completely recharged, you’ll be spending $1,000, and if the leak isn’t fixed the first time, you may be repeating that cost until it is.
Another reason you should have leaks fixed by a professional is there may be special tools required. This can be a problem if you’re trying to fix a leak on your own, but a professional technician will have the training and equipment to deal with the problem. In fact, most technicians carry top-of-the-line leak detection equipment that can help them pinpoint the leak’s location quickly, and this means your systems can be up and running again in less time.
Find professional commercial refrigeration unit repairs at Source Refrigeration
Since 1998, Source Refrigeration has been helping businesses deal with their commercial refrigeration system repairs and maintenance. Our professional technicians have been and continue to be a major factor in our success, and they allow us to offer effective services such as:
- Preventative maintenance plans
- Leak detection and repair
- Case cleaning
- Equipment tagging
Take the next step to find out all the ways our technicians can help you. Contact our Florida, Georgia and Southern California teams today for more information or to schedule an appointment.