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Floral Refrigeration

Flowers are delicate. They require the perfect amount of water, sunlight, and nutrients to truly shine, and their finickiness extends to how they should be refrigerated. Unlike food, which requires a low amount of humidity, flowers require levels of high humidity in order to prevent dehydration. This is why flowers require special coolers; any old refrigerator simply won’t cut it. 

Floral arrangement with pink and purple flowers

Requirements

If you were to store flowers in a typical commercial cooler, they will be susceptible to wilt, bacterial infections, and dehydration. This is why we recommend investing in a floral cooler that is designed with the needs of your flowers in mind. With the proper refrigeration, your flowers will be able to retain their fragrance, bright colors, and fresh textures. 

Along with high humidity, flowers require specialized coolers that allow for airflow. Typically, floral coolers employ low-velocity evaporator coils, which will slowly and gently move the air around. Flowers also require a temperature-controlled environment; flowers typically remain at their freshest when stored between 33 and 35 degrees Fahrenheit. When looking for a floral cooler, you also want to be sure the unit you select has adjustable shelving. This will allow you to accommodate any large floral arrangements.

Pink roses laying on their side

Choosing a Floral Cooler

The vast number of floral coolers can be overwhelming. At All Temp, we can help you determine which cooler works best for your needs. We can guide you through picking out the perfect floral cooler for your space, as well as making sure it has the floral capacity and temperature range you require. By working with our experts, you will be able to ensure that you get a floral cooler that fits both your needs and your space. 

At All Temp, we specialize in Orlando floral refrigeration. Along with choosing a floral cooler, we also provide installation as well as regular maintenance and repairs. Your flowers are only as fresh as the cooler they are kept in, so you want to be sure that your floral cooler is in its best condition. To learn more about our commercial refrigeration services, give us a call at (407) 857-7800 or contact us online.

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