Commercial freezers work hard to keep food fresh for customers. Inefficient refrigeration systems cause food to spoil and drive up electric bills, both of which are bad for business. While scheduled maintenance is important, there are simple steps you can take to keep your freezer up and running.
Maintain Door Seals
Most of the air that escapes your freezer does so when the rubber door seals — or gaskets — wear down and passively let cold air out. This also allows warm, humid air to enter. These naturally fall apart over time, so you’ll want to keep an eye on them and replace them as soon as they start to look worn.
Keep the Doors Closed
Whenever the freezer isn’t in use, make sure the doors are closed. During busy times, it can be easy to accidentally leave the freezer a little bit ajar. This causes air to escape, which can affect your power bills and cause food spoilage. Remind your staff to keep the freezer closed, just like your parents did when you were growing up.
Automate Electronic Components
Only turn on anti-sweat heaters when needed. If you can, install adaptive controls for them so they turn on and off automatically when necessary. Install motion sensors for case lighting systems that turn on and off only when needed. By automating these systems, you leave little room for error in keeping the system running efficiently.
Keep Them Maintained
The most important way to keep your commercial freezer system working properly is by keeping up with annual maintenance. A professional refrigeration repair company can take a look at your freezer and fix any existing issues during their visit. There are also steps you can take to maintain your system. Make sure the system is clean and dust free and that there’s enough space around to ensure good airflow.
Freezers run more efficiently when all their parts are properly maintained. All Temp is here to help with commercial Tampa refrigeration maintenance. We also offer 24/7 emergency repair. Contact us online or give us a call at 813-630-9400 to schedule an appointment.