Is your walk-in barely working or working too hard?
Many commercial kitchen’s “stress out” their walk-in coolers and freezers without knowing it. Stressing your refrigeration equipment is a bad idea. Not only does this shorten the lifespan of the unit, it costs more to run the equipment. The added stress makes the compressor work harder to keep the unit cold. This racks up utility bills taking away from any type of return on investment. Meaning, money is literally getting tossed out the window!
Small cost effective measures can relieve the added work load from the compressor making it run more efficient and last much longer. And not to mention, reduce utility bills. Things like strip curtains, gaskets, door closers, door hinges, and latches ensure that your door is closed tight ensuring energy savings and cost nothing once placed on the unit.
Plastic strip curtains save energy without using any. Strip curtains can be used to forma a see-through barrier to keep cool air in and warm air out. PVC refrigerated walk-in curtains are easy to install and maintain. They come in a variety of widths and thicknesses depending on the application.
Gaskets that are, cracked, torn, worn out, or even missing do much more harm than good. A cooler or freezer door must seal completely to be effective. Replace your gaskets to ensure the hot humid kitchen air stays out of your refrigeration units.
In order to make sure that your walk-in box is closed completely install cooler and freezer door closers. They grab the door as it is closing and ensure an airtight seal. As an added bonus employees can’t leave the freezer doors open!