SERVICE - INSTALLATION - NEW AND USED EQUIPMENT SALES "CHILLING SINCE 1972"
930 Bailey Ave. Buffalo, NY 14206
716 855 0575
FOLLOW THESE TIPS TO AVOID COSTLY REPAIRS AND DOWNTIME
AIRFLOW AND PLACEMENT
Placement of commercial refrigeration equipment is key. A refrigerator or display case placed near a stove or oven will have to work much harder to keep its contents cool, decreasing efficiency, and putting more wear and tear on the condenser. Good airflow around the outside of the unit is important as it allows the condenser to move heat from the inside of the unit to the outside more effectively.Airflow inside the refrigerator is also important. make sure that no items are blocking the fans or air vents.
CLEAN THE CONDENSER
The condenser should be kept clean and unobstructed. Clean the condenser at least TWICE A YEAR - PREFERABLY EVERY 3 MONTHS with a nylon brush or a vacuum cleaner with a hose detachment. Make sure to remove any dust and debris that has accumulated on the coils and between the cooling fins, being careful not to crush, bend or damage the fins. Compressed air can also be used to remove any dirt from the condenser, although precautions should be taken to ensure that dust and debris don’t get blown into the air and surrounding space.
KEEP THE CONDENSATE DRAIN CLEAR
Condensate usually collects in a tray under the refrigerator or display case, where it will then evaporate. If the drain leading to the condensate tray gets clogged, water can build up on the bottom of the refrigerator. The drain can be cleaned with a vacuum or with compressed air.
CHECK THE DOOR SEALS
Keeping the refrigerator door seals in good condition, free of mold and holes, will go a long way to increasing the longevity of your equipment. A nylon brush, along with gentle soap and water, can be used to keep the door seals clean. Seals should also be checked for holes. Holes or tears in the seal can let warm air into the refrigerator, even when the door is closed, impacting its efficiency. Door seals with holes and tears should be replaced as soon as possible.
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