If you own a business and use commercial refrigerators, you need to do what you can to keep them working. The last thing you want to have to happen is for one or more of them to go down and spoil all contents inside. Fortunately, you can reduce the chances of your refrigerators having problems by taking several steps, one of which is to maintain proper airflow. This is important as the airflow keeps the cool air flowing around the contents of the refrigerator at a constant basis, which keeps the contents at a constant temperature. Below is more information about this so you can prevent problems from happening.
Keep the Evaporator Coil Clean
To maintain airflow, you need to keep the evaporator coil clean. The evaporator coil is important as it absorbs heat from any warm air that goes through the refrigerator, such as through the vents. Not only will this help with airflow, but it will also keep the interior of the refrigerator at the right temperature. You will need to hire a professional to clean the evaporator coils for you.
Keep the area that is near the refrigerator where the evaporator coil is located clean and clear constantly. If you do not, you will block the vents on the refrigerator, which will block airflow. This will also cause the evaporator coil to freeze, which will cause the temperature inside the refrigerator to rise and cause water leaks.
Keep the Condenser Coils Clean
Instead of absorbing heat, the condenser coils rapidly release heat through the refrigerator vents when the refrigerator circulates air. If the condenser coils become dirty, the temperature inside the refrigerator will become much higher. Not being able to release the heat also affects the airflow inside the refrigerator.
Fortunately, you may be able to clean the condenser coils on your own. You should do this approximately every three months. If you look at your refrigeration system’s manual, it will likely have instructions on how to clean these coils. If you need assistance don’t hesitate to contact NuAire Mechanical Engineering or a similar company for help.
Check the Door Gaskets
Check the door gaskets, also known as door seals, on each refrigerator on a regular basis. If these seals are dirty or broken in any way, warm air will get in through the seal and into the refrigerator. This will cause a restriction in airflow as well as a rise in the internal temperature of the refrigerator.
Look around the four sides of each door. If you see any kind of tears or rips, have the seals replaced. You also need to clean the seals on a regular basis. If they become dirty, they will not seal well. To clean the seals, mix up some water and mild soap. Dip a clean cloth into the water and soap mixture and wipe the seals. When finished, dry the seals with a clean, dry cloth.
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