If you operate a business and use refrigerated cases to keep food or drinks cold while on display, it is crucial to be able to keep the cases running correctly so that the items in the cases stay cold or frozen until the customer purchases them. Food items can spoil if the temperatures are not right, and things like soda, beer, or other beverages may not sell as well if they are not cold.
Maintaining Your Cases
Proper maintenance of any refrigerated cases you have in your business is the best way to keep them operating correctly. Having a refrigeration technician come to the business and check them out several times a year is an excellent place to start.
If there is a potential problem with the cooling system or some other part of the case, the best way to find it is through preventative maintenance. The case may seem fine, but if a compressor is not running right or there is a leak somewhere in the cooling system that you can't see from the front of the case, the potential for a breakdown may be looming without you being aware of it.
A refrigeration tech can test the system and find problems early so they can fix the problem and keep your cases cold.
Getting the Right Parts
If you are dealing with older cases in your business, the parts might be hard to find. A refrigeration tech will often have a refrigeration parts supplier that they work with to source the parts they need. Sometimes it is easier for them to find the older parts for you, and if their supplier does not have them, they may know of additional suppliers that they can check with to find the parts.
If the parts are no longer available for the cases you are using, the technician may be able to get recycled or repurposed parts for your coolers or may suggest you consider upgrading your coolers to newer models. For older cases, you might be able to get replacement parts through a supplier that specializes in rebuilding or restoring older coolers, but the cost of the parts can be a little higher than the parts for more modern cases.
Talk with the technician about your options. They may be able to help you decide whether or not to upgrade the cases to newer models before you get to the point that replacement parts are no longer available for your refrigerated cooler and cases. Contact refrigeration parts suppliers to learn more.