The colder months are here. Are your refrigeration systems in good condition? Now is the time to give walk-in freezers, chillers and other commercial refrigeration units the attention they deserve. In so doing, you minimize the chances of them performing poorly for the upcoming months. Keep in mind that problems with one of their components can result in decreased efficiency, which may then lead to early failure.
Here Air Comfort, your local heating and air conditioning service contractor, shares some maintenance tips for commercial refrigeration systems this winter.
Address issues before they become worse. Walk-in coolers or freezers may stop working due to unexpected temperature drops. Consider installing a thermostat to ensure the continuous operation of the pressure control unit. Also, see to it that the evaporator and condenser coils are in good working order. Condenser coils in particular should have adequate ventilation so they can vent heat effectively. Get in touch with a certified HVAC technician as soon as possible so you can prevent minor issues from becoming worse.
Check for leaks. Less-efficient commercial refrigerant systems are likely to develop small cracks in the refrigerant lines, resulting in leaks. Your local HVAC contractor can be of help in identifying and repairing these minor issues. This way, your units won’t lose the
refrigerant necessary for them to operate. It also helps improve their efficiency and save time and money in the long run.
Replace critical components. Take advantage of system downtimes to inspect and replace gaskets, strainers, filters and other important components as recommended by the manufacturer. See to it that all motors and starters are operating efficiently and perform repairs or install replacements as needed.
Regular inspections and maintenance are key to ensuring the continuous operation of your commercial refrigeration system. At Air Comfort, our heating and air conditioning repair pros offer a variety of planned maintenance programs, including a total service plan with warranty extensions, energy savings agreements and air filter changes.
Call us today at (409) 833-5665 or fill out our contact form to get started.