Which parts of commercial refrigerators need the most repairs?
Commercial refrigerators are made of many parts that must all be functioning for your goods to remain preserved. When one or more of these components aren’t functioning correctly, your refrigeration unit has to work harder than necessary. This leads to high energy consumption rates and more frequent breakdowns.
In these situations, you’ll need to contact a commercial refrigeration professional for repairs. Ignoring the need for repairs or trying to make repairs yourself can result in more expensive issues or long term problems with your refrigeration unit. Take a look below at some of the components that commonly need repairs over time.
Common components in commercial refrigerators that need repairs
- Fans — Your commercial refrigeration unit uses fans for multiple purposes. Some fans move air across the condenser coils. Others circulate air throughout the refrigeration compartment. These fans can encounter different issues, including the buildup of dirt and grime, wearing down or chipping.
- Compressors — The compressors are responsible for changing refrigerant gas into fluid, which travels through the coils where they absorb heat from the refrigerator compartment. Faulty compressors can result in inconsistent temperatures in your refrigeration compartment and, eventually, a steady increase in temperature.
- Seals — Many parts of your commercial refrigeration unit use gaskets. The doors have gaskets that allow them to form an airtight seal when shut to keep the cold temperature inside. The water hoses also have gaskets that prevent water from leaking where the hoses connect. Cracked or broken gaskets can result in leaks of fluid or air that cause your unit to work harder.
- Coils — The coils are responsible for transporting refrigerant fluid and gas throughout your refrigeration unit. When these coils are broken or dirty, they cannot properly transfer heat out of your refrigeration compartment. This results in an increase in temperature or your refrigeration unit working harder to keep up, which increases energy consumption rates.
- Thermostats — Commercial refrigeration units have thermostats that are used to regulate the temperature. If the thermostat is not working properly, it can result in temperatures that are too high or too low. If you notice a fluctuation in your refrigeration unit’s temperature range, there may be an issue with the thermostat.
Contact Source Refrigeration for commercial refrigeration repairs
If your commercial refrigeration unit is making strange noises, drawing too much energy or displaying signs of inconsistency, it may need repairs. Our team at Source Refrigeration is available at all hours for commercial refrigeration repairs in the event of a breakdown. We are also available for routine maintenance service for cleaning and inspecting each component of your refrigeration to reduce the need for repairs. Contact our team today for more information about commercial refrigeration repairs or to schedule routine service.