When do you need to replace your commercial refrigeration parts?
Commercial refrigeration systems are comprised of many parts that work together to keep your goods cool. It’s important for all of these parts to function properly for your system to work at optimal efficiency. When one of the parts is underperforming, it’s time for a repair or a replacement.
Here are a few ways you can tell when it may be time to replace your commercial refrigeration parts:
1. When they’re making strange noises
Clanking, banging and grinding sounds coming from your refrigerator are usually the sign of some sort of issue. Often, these noisy issues are related to your compressors or fans. When these components are making strange noises, they usually need to be replaced.
You can help improve the lifespan of these components with routine commercial refrigeration maintenance service. This includes deep cleaning of these components, which keeps them from wearing down quickly.
2. When there are cracks in the seals
The seals around your doors, also known as gaskets, lock the cool temperature in your casing and keep out the hot outside air. You should regularly inspect these gaskets for any cracks or improper sealing. Run your hands along the seals and feel for any drafts. If you feel a draft of cool air, then you have a crack in the gasket.
A crack in the gasket makes your entire system work harder than necessary to keep your goods cool. This drives up energy-consumption rates and shortens the lifespan of your components.
3. When the door hinges are damaged
Your gaskets are not always to blame for cool air leaks. Damaged door hinges can prevent your doors from closing all of the way, which allows cool air to escape. Check your door hinges for rust and any other signs of wear and tear that may be preventing the door from closing.
4. When your temperature is inconsistent
The temperature of your refrigerator should remain within a consistent range. Any fluctuations in this temperature may indicate an issue with your thermostat or temperature gauge. A commercial refrigeration professional can inspect your refrigeration system to determine which is the source of the problem.
5. When your refrigerator is old
Machines get tired with age. Plain and simple. After about 10 or 15 years, your refrigeration system may encounter more frequent breakdowns and need for repairs. You can help prevent this from happening by scheduling routine commercial refrigeration services for cleaning and retrofitting your refrigeration system.
Contact Source Refrigeration for routine commercial refrigeration services
Have you noticed any of these signs in your commercial refrigeration system? Is your refrigerator consuming more energy than necessary? Contact us today to talk to one of our team members about your issue and how we can provide a solution.