Orange Energizing Solutions has come up with a few essential tips that will help all businesses keep their refrigeration systems running efficiently:
According to the latest federal refrigeration standards provided by the U.S department of energy, every walk-in cooler or walk-in freezer manufactures on or after Jan. 1, 2009 shall have strip doors or any other method of minimizing infiltration for walk-in doors. This “infiltration barriers” stop warm moist air from getting into the case while the doors are open. Another standard is having an automatic door closers that firmly close all walk-in doors that have been closed to within 1 inch of full closure.
Lubricate your door’s hinges as well as align sagging doors.
Maintain your refrigeration door gaskets at all time and replace all decayed, broken, ripped, cracked or worn out gaskets as soon as you can. When replacing them make sure you use what the manufacturer specified to replace. Every month or so make sure to clean your gaskets with baking soda and water to prevent you gasket from decaying or harden.
Remember, a refrigerator door must be seal completely in order to prevent air leakage and moisture build up.
Cleaning the refrigerator’s coils is essential, simply because it is prolonging the compressor’s life and minimize operation failure. If you keep your coils from clogging your refrigeration system will maintain an optimum air flow which is highly important for the system’s operation. When speaking of coils you should clean your evaporator coil (the one inside the refrigerator) as well as your condenser coil (the one outside of the refrigerator or up on the roof). Cleaning the coils at least twice a year is recommended.
Replace your reach-in Case lights, walk-in lights to LEDs.
Make sure your refrigerator systems’ temperature don’t wander below recommended. Your freezers your temperature should be between -14⁰F to -8⁰F, and your coolers should be between 35°F and 38°F. Making sure that you maintain the right temperature can save money and energy for your business.