Summer Maintenance Tips for Commercial Refrigeration Systems

It’s crucial to businesses that commercial refrigeration systems run efficiently throughout the warmer months, especially in the food service industry. With proper preventative maintenance, you can ensure the smooth operation of your refrigerators and freezers. 

As an experienced AC company, A STAR Air Conditioning and Heating understands the hassle that comes with refrigeration systems that don’t cool properly. Here are some helpful tips for keeping your refrigeration equipment running efficiently during the summer months.

Preventative Maintenance 

Routine maintenance can help ensure your refrigeration system is ready for summer. This includes checking the system’s temperature readings and refrigerant levels, as well as the discharge, liquid and suction lines. The thermostats and pressure controls will be inspected and the motors, coils and drain pans will be cleaned. 

Your technician will also inspect your system for potential issues and perform repairs. A STAR Air Conditioning and Heating is here to serve you 24/7 and help with your refrigeration needs. Our team specializes in both refrigeration and AC repair.  

Inspect Door Seals

Loose door seals let cool air escape, wasting energy and making your unit work harder. Make sure seals don’t have food residue on them, and clean them at least twice a year with a toothbrush and a solution of baking soda and water. Perform the Dollar Bill Test; close a bill in the door with one half on the inside and the other half sticking out. If the bill slips out effortlessly when you tug on it, you may need to have your equipment checked by a professional.

Fully Stock Your Equipment

Refrigerators require a lot of thermal mass to stay cool. Cold items help absorb warm air when the door is opened, so make sure your unit is always full, even if you need to use jugs of water to fill the extra space. 

Alarm Monitoring

Monitoring alerts your staff when there’s something wrong with your refrigeration unit. It minimizes food inventory loss and helps you keep an eye on the performance of your equipment. 

Proper Location

Place refrigeration units at a distance from exterior walls and windows, which allow heat to enter that can affect the performance of your refrigeration system. 

Choose A STAR Air Conditioning and Heating for your refrigeration repair or replacement. We’d be more than happy to assist with your queries regarding refrigeration or AC unit cost. Call us at (954) 212-9816 or complete our online form to learn more about our services.