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What is Commercial Refrigeration

What is Commercial Refrigeration

Commercial refrigeration plays a vital role in many businesses but especially foodservice operations. The refrigeration is used to protect goods and products from spoiling. Food-borne illnesses can be caused by inadequate storage, while maintaining food and beverages at proper serving temperatures can extend the lifespan of your products.


Who Uses Commercial Refrigeration?

  • supermarkets specialty food stores
  • grocery stores
  • supermarkets convenience stores
  • convenience stores restaurants
  • ice cream trucks
  • restaurant walk in refrigerators and freezers


How Can I Maintain My Commercial Refrigeration Equipment?

When you stay on top of routine maintenance for your commercial refrigeration equipment, you will see many benefits. Not only will you have increased performance, you will have higher quality climates, less electrical costs, and can significantly increase the lifespan of your equipment. The follow tips will help you to get the most out of your equipment for the longest amount of time.

Avoid Major Breakdowns: If you are a business that relies on cold storage for your products, just the idea of your refrigeration equipment breaking down and spoiling all of your goods is enough to put you in a dead panic. The good news is, when you stay on top of routine maintenance our professional technicians will be able to catch the earliest signs of a problem. When these problems are spotted early, they can be corrected before the system fails and you lose an entire shipment of perishable items. Routine maintenance is an investment into your business, protecting you from facing a serious pitfall in the future.

Our routine maintenance will check to ensure no parts have become damaged or worn down, and to ensure you are getting the most efficient cooling possible for your space. This can also help you to save money on your electrical costs for maintaining these low temperatures. Additionally, regular cleaning also slows down the wear on the system and keeps critical parts from breaking down.

Keep It Clean: Nothing can turn customers away faster than having contaminated ice in their cups or foul smells coming from the drink machine. Not only is it bad for business, spotted and smelly ice can actually be a sign of unsafe conditions. Ice machines that are not routinely cleaned can carry bacteria and viruses including Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli.

Avoid these problems by ensuring you are staying on top of cleaning standards to keep dirt and mold from accumulating inside your ice maker. You need to take a more proactive approach that just relying on an automatic cleaning cycle. This problem can be avoided by hiring a refrigeration maintenance expert to come in at least twice a year (to disassemble the unit and clean each component individually.

Decrease Electrical Costs: Staying on top of your routine commercial refrigeration maintenance can help to reduce the electrical costs of your space by 5 to 10 percent. This can be a big deal for businesses running a large number of cooling units at once. When you fail to stay on top of maintenance, your condenser coils can become dirty, making the rest of your equipment have to work extra hard to provide you with the same cooling capability. Our service technicians will clean coils, replace worn hardware, and also check temperature settings and defrost frequency settings for maximum efficiency and minimum power consumption.


What Will Be Done In Refrigeration Maintenance?

Regular cleaning and maintenance not only makes your commercial refrigeration equipment work more efficiently, but it also increases its lifespan. When individual parts become worn and dirty, the unit runs more frequently causing more wear and tear on the parts and less efficient performance. Eventually, the unit breaks down for good long before it should have. This is why it is critical to protect your refrigeration equipment with routine maintenance from a professional company such as Autumn Mechanical. Listed below are some of the things we do in a routine check-up:

  • Clean evaporator and condenser coils
  • Check lines for condensation
  • Clean fan blades and inspect the fan motor
  • Check integrity of insulation
  • Check for air leaks through cracks, holes, and worn parts like gaskets and seals
  • Check for loose electrical connections
  • Clear drain lines of debris
  • Check temperature and defrost settings and calibrate thermometers
  • Check filters on ice makers
  • Thoroughly clean all ice maker components


Autumn Mechanical Contracting and Service in Houston, TX

Autumn Mechanical — formerly Autumn Air delivers a single-point resource for mechanical contracting and service. Based in Spring, TX, Autumn Mechanical specializes in HVAC, plumbing, and refrigeration services. Serving customers in Houston, Dallas, and surrounding areas, our professional technicians serve with expertise and integrity.

Autumn Mechanical
18812 Tomato St.
Spring, TX 77379
(713) 864-8368
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