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FAQ About Commercial Refrigeration

Discover More About Commercial Refrigeration

Cool It! has been serving communities across the country with our cold storage rentals since 2008. With time and experience, we have become industry experts ready to help businesses of all sorts with their refrigeration needs.

If you’re looking to learn more about commercial refrigeration and how Cool It!’s rental process works, you’ve come to the right place. We’re answering some of our customer’s frequently asked questions.

How much energy does commercial refrigeration equipment use?

We hear this question often and the answer is…a lot! Commercial refrigerators consume up to 17,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity on average. In comparison, the refrigerator in your home uses about 10,399 kilowatt-hours in one year.

With a much larger appliance cooling a much larger amount of product, it makes sense why this number is so high.

Read more: How Restaurants Can Reduce Their Energy Costs

How does proper maintenance help improve energy efficiency?

When your car is in desperate need of an oil change or a small repair, it likely won’t run as well as it used to. The same can be said for a commercial refrigerator.

Commercial refrigerators require regular maintenance to improve their performance, thereby improving their energy-efficiency and lowering your energy bills. This maintenance includes cleaning of components, and other miscellaneous repairs.

What types of products can be stored in a cold storage container?

There could be many reasons someone reaches out to us for a cold storage rental. Cool It! has worked with florists, caterers, restaurants, bakeries, and hospitals.

If your business is in need of cold storage, contact our team to see if we can accommodate your product.

Why is my commercial refrigerator failing?

Unfortunately, there may be times when a commercial refrigerator isn’t performing how you’d like it to. If the refrigerator isn’t cooling properly, it could be due to a broken compressor, dirty evaporator coils or door seals, or poor airflow.

If the refrigerator is leaking water, don’t panic! Check the drain and drain pan to see if something is causing a blockage or if they have suffered damage. Also take a look at the seals around the refrigerator door.

We all know commercial refrigerators aren’t quiet, but if you begin to hear any out of ordinary sounds coming from your unit, there could be a problem with the fans, motor, or compressor.

Finally, your refrigerator may be “failing” due to a simple user-error. Make sure the door is fully shut after each use to avoid a lapse in cooling.

If ever there is damage to your cold storage rental, give us a call straight away and we will be happy to help!

How is my cold storage container delivered?

Our team delivers your rental right to you! You’ll never have to worry about delivery or pick-up, we are here to make the process as easy as possible for you.

How do I know which refrigerator is right for me?

Different products come with different needs when it comes to commercial refrigeration. When you are ready to book your cold storage rental, give us a call to speak with one of our team members. They will be able to help you determine the best solution for your business’s needs.

How do I clean my commercial refrigerator?

When you’re dealing with food or medical supplies, it is vital that you keep your commercial refrigerator very clean. Begin by removing everything from the unit and unplugging it. Then simply grab warm water, soap, and some sponges and get to cleaning.

Once scrubbed and rinsed, use a food-safe disinfectant to wipe down and sanitize the refrigerator.

What happens if my commercial refrigerator doesn’t have enough space?

Your refrigerator requires space behind it in order to avoid overworking and higher power consumption. Make sure you consult with a professional to determine how much space is sufficient for your unit.

Looking For More Answers?

If you have more questions you’d like answered, get in touch with the Cool It! team today! We’ll be happy to help you find the perfect cold storage solution for your business. Give us a call at (877) 960-1377 or contact us online.