Commercial refrigerators are an important staple in your business, but they can also be quite costly. This is especially the case if you're practicing poor usage habits. Here are just some of the things you can do to improve the efficiency level at which your commercial refrigerators operate and as an added bonus, save you money.
Keep the Coils Clean
Make it a regular practice to ensure the coils on the unit remain clean. The coils play a key role in maintaining the internal temperature inside the unit. With normal operation, the coils can get covered in dust and other debris.
The problem with this is that the dirtier the filter, the harder it will be for them to help cool the inside of the unit, which leads to higher costs and could even result in your food going bad. Adding this step to your regular maintenance schedule is an excellent place to begin.
Inspect the Gaskets
It's also a good idea to inspect the door gaskets from time to time. This is also true when it comes to the auto closers. If there is an issue with either of these features, such as ripping or small holes, the doors to the unit will not seal properly, leaving a small space for air to pass through.
This transfer of air will lead to poor temperature control inside the unit, which will in turn cause costs to increase. By inspecting the doors periodically, you can quickly spot a problem with these features and have it repaired right away.
Install Night Curtains
If you haven't already done so, it's a good idea to consider installing night curtains. This small addition can be especially helpful during business after hours. Depending on the style of the refrigerator system, such as an open case style, it's fairly easy for air to escape, even when you're closed down for the day.
While this won't necessarily affect the integrity of the unit, it can lead to increased operating costs. Night curtains go over the opening and work to keep the cooled air inside, preventing it from escaping. The result is lower operating costs and greater efficiency.
These small steps will go a long way in not only keeping your unit operating more efficiently, but also at a lower cost while protecting the quality of the food inside. Make sure you are doing your part to maintain efficiency.
For more information, contact a company like Hy-Point Restaurant Equipment & Supplies Inc.