A Look at Commercial Refrigeration

Commercial refrigeration comprises all the processes and cold storage equipment used for industrial capacity cold food storage in supermarkets, corner grocery and convenience stores, beverage companies, hospitals, processed food manufacturers, restaurants, etc. In these businesses, it is essential to retain the quality of large quantities of food, preventing wastage and making food available to consumers. 

For businesses in the food industry, preserving products is key to minimizing losses due to spoilage, as well as ensuring that patronizing consumers are getting top-quality, fresh goods and getting their money’s worth, and business owners are happy making a profit by satisfying his client.

Commercial Refrigeration Equipment

Although the upfront costs of commercial refrigeration units can be high, it is important to consider that the high initial price tag for high-quality equipment can save your business thousands of dollars over time.

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The most commonly used commercial refrigerators are freezers and refrigerators.

Some of the different types of commercial refrigerators include standard reach-in refrigerators and freezers, walk-in coolers and freezers, under-counter refrigerators and freezers, refrigerated merchandisers and bar refrigeration.

Different types refrigerators serve different functions and the decision on which type to purchased should be based on how it will be used.

Modern refrigerators are known to use a refrigerant called Hydrofluorocarbon-134a which does not cause depletion of the ozone layer. Considering the wear and tear these refrigerators may experience during the time of use, they generally have an average lifespan of 10 years and with proper maintenance some of them can last for more than 10 years.

What is proper maintenance for commercial refrigeration units?

A commercial refrigeration unit that is well taken care of will have a longer life expectancy and better efficiency. Proper cleaning is always recommended for every unit, but the frequency may vary depending on its usage.  For hard commercial use, professional cleaning is recommended every three months.