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How long does commercial refrigeration last?

December 22nd, 2021

If you own a business that requires the use of commercial refrigeration, you know how much your business depends on it. If your system stops working or doesn’t work properly, it can be dangerous for your customers who may consume food that hasn’t been preserved according to standards and you could end up with heavy financial losses. Even if your system doesn’t completely fail, a malfunction can lead to an overload of energy consumption and therefore add to your bills. The following article will tell you how long this type of commercial refrigeration system lasts, some of the signs to look for that indicate it’s time to consider a replacement, and some tips on how to make sure you get the most out of it.

Signs that something is wrong

Here are a few clues that should alert you to a malfunction in your commercial refrigeration units. Examine the sealant to see if it is still effective and has not become too old or brittle. Air leaks could be causing bacteria and condensation to develop. If you also notice excess frost, this is another indication that the unit is no longer as airtight. Use your nose, if you notice foul odors or notice food spoiling before the expiration date, this is not a good sign. You can also analyze your energy bills. If your bills are skyrocketing, it could be due to a malfunctioning refrigeration system that has to work much harder to achieve the same result. A faulty system could also start making strange noises. The cause could be the motor or the condenser.

Tips to prolong the life of your appliances

Under the right conditions, your refrigeration system should last between 12 and 15 years without any problems. To prolong the life of your commercial refrigeration units, you should first make sure that they are kept clean. Also check the back to remove as much dust or grease as possible. Clean the sealant to ensure a tight seal on the doors. Keep a minimum of clearance around the unit to allow it to operate properly.

If you have any doubts about the proper functioning of your commercial refrigeration system, it is best to contact professionals. Not only will they be able to advise you, but they will also be able to establish a maintenance schedule with you. Regular maintenance by a professional will save you money in the long run because your appliances will be more energy efficient and will last longer. This is without mentioning the potential food loss that could result from an early breakdown. The health of your customers and your peace of mind are also at stake.