Top Tips For Commercial Refrigeration Efficiency

Fonko’s Tips For Commercial Refrigeration Efficiency

Maintaining an efficient refrigeration system is vital for several reasons. It not only ensures the longevity and performance of your equipment, it also plays a significant role in reducing energy consumption and operating costs. By implementing a few simple strategies from Fonko, businesses can optimise their commercial refrigeration efficiency and make a positive impact on their bottom line.


Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance is the cornerstone of efficient refrigeration systems. Schedule routine inspections and servicing by our qualified technicians to identify and rectify any potential issues before they escalate. This may include cleaning condenser coils, checking refrigerant levels, inspecting door seals for leaks and verifying thermostat accuracy. Proper maintenance ensures that the system operates at peak efficiency, reducing energy consumption and preventing costly breakdowns.


Optimal Temperature Settings

Setting the right temperature for your refrigeration units can significantly impact energy efficiency. While keeping perishable goods safe, it’s essential to avoid excessively low temperatures. Consult the manufacturer’s guidelines to determine the optimal temperature range for your specific product or produce. Overcooling unnecessarily strains the system, resulting in higher energy usage.


Door Seals and Insulation

Faulty door seals and inadequate insulation can cause significant energy losses in commercial refrigeration units. Regularly inspecting and replacing worn-out doors will seals to ensure proper closure and prevent cold air from escaping. Likewise, check for gaps or insufficient insulation around the unit’s body and repair them promptly. Proper insulation helps maintain the desired temperature inside the unit while minimising the workload on the compressor.


Optimised Airflow

Proper airflow is crucial for refrigeration efficiency. Ensure that vents and air passages are clear of any obstructions. Avoid placing items directly in front of vents or compressors, as it hampers airflow and increases energy consumption. Regularly clean and remove dust or debris from fans and evaporator coils to help cooling.


Load Management

Efficient load management is key to minimising energy usage. Organise the refrigerator’s contents strategically, ensuring proper spacing between items to allow for optimal air circulation. Avoid overloading the unit, as it can reduce overall efficiency. Consider grouping similar products together to minimise the frequency and duration of door openings.


24/7 Refrigeration Servicing

Fonko offer clients especially with perishable foodstuffs, a 24/7 call-out service in Auckland, in order to get their system up and running as quickly as humanly possible. We have fully qualified engineers on call any time of the day or night.

By following these top tips, businesses can enhance the performance of their refrigeration systems. Contact us today to find out more about our Commercial Refrigeration services.

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