The most important investment for many businesses is commercial refrigeration equipment. Regardless of the industry, it’s important to ensure that your commercial refrigerator is always operating efficiently and safely. This can prove challenging for someone who knows nothing about refrigeration systems, making it easy to overlook common maintenance issues with commercial refrigerators. Here are a few problems to look out for.
Machine running loudly
It is not uncommon for a commercial refrigerator to produce some noise. Refrigeration equipment often incorporates a compressor, motors, fans, and other mechanical components. A machine in good condition shouldn’t make extreme noise when it’s operating, and it certainly shouldn’t develop any unfamiliar sounds.
Inability to maintain temperatures
You might discover that your refrigeration equipment isn’t able to keep the contents adequately chilled. This problem may arise as a result of a leak, an issue with the compressor or faulty seals on the doors. A thermostat that’s out of order or a mistake made by the staff can also be the cause of the problem.
Growth of ice or frost
Presence of ice and frost in commercial refrigeration equipment or its gears is not a good sign. This system is specially designed to keep the contents chilled, and as such, it’s understandable that you’d assume it’s normal for ice to develop. The truth is that growth of ice or frost is the result of a leak or poor airflow.
Inability to run after transportation
It is important that you keep your refrigerator as upright as possible when you move it to a new home. When you transport the refrigerator laying down, the chances are that the lubricant will escape from the compressor and run into the cooling pipes. The compressor could be damaged if you run the equipment too soon after having been on its side. To avoid this, give the lubricant several hours to settle in the compressor before turning the appliance on.