Depending on the type of business you are running, you may already be reliant on the use of refrigeration systems and already have them installed in your business environment.
However, if you are new to the refrigeration unit world or have never had to purchase new units before, it’s important to know how to make the most of these fantastic installations and how they can affect the layout of your shop. There are a few things that should be taken into consideration with regards to the way that these refrigeration units work and how you can make the most of their unrivalled cooling and freezing features, as well as keeping your business running efficiently.
Here’s our guide to making the most of your refrigeration units in your shop!
Think About Air Flow
In order for your refrigeration unit to function correctly, they need to have consistent access to proper air flow. Although it may seem like the best idea for your shop layout to place units closely together for the sake of space, it’s not always the best idea, especially as many refrigeration units rely on air flow to cool the air in the unit itself. If the air flow is restricted, you will begin to notice that the perishable goods don’t last as long in the refrigerated environment as they would in units with consistent air flow. This can often lead you to think that your units are in need of repair when all you need to do is improve the airflow around each unit. You can do this by pulling the units away from the wall or other units and keep the vents clear of any obstruction so that the air can enter the unit with ease.
Don’t Place Near Heat Sources
This may seem like a pretty obvious design mistake to avoid, but it does still happen and many people don’t see the problem with installing a refrigeration unit next to a source of heat. Refrigeration units rely on cool air to function properly, and if they are situated near an appliance or object which is outputting heat, it won’t be able to function correctly – drawing in warm air instead of cool air. Try to keep all refrigerated units on one side of your store and firmly away from any source of heat, whether this is a hot food counter or a central heating – avoid any contact or proximity.
Place Them in the Coolest Area
As we mentioned above, the majority of refrigeration systems rely on the constant flow of cool air to operate properly. As such, it is incredibly important to the units function that it has access to consistently cool air in order to work correctly. The placement of these units should therefore be in the coolest possible area of the space you have available. This will ensure efficient cooling of the air and therefore the best possible cooling operation within the unit, keeping your goods consistently cooler for longer.
Using the above tips, you will notice a vast improvement in the refrigeration of your products and your refrigeration units will serve you for much longer!
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