Making sure that you maintain your commercial refrigeration equipment is vital if you wish to extend the working life of your refrigeration appliances. Regular and effective preventative maintenance can also lower the risks of fire that can come about when a refrigeration appliance malfunctions. Keeping your refrigeration and freezing equipment maintained can help to reduce the costs associated with replacing whole units, especially if they become damaged beyond repair. They say that prevention is much better than the cure, and in the case of commercial refrigeration equipment, that statement is truer than most. In this article, we will take a closer look at some of the most common but preventable problems that can occur through lack of proper maintenance.
Here are some of the common problems that can arise within your refrigeration and freezing equipment if they are not maintained on a regular basis.
Fan Motor Failure
This is a problem that is caused when there is a restricted air flow around the area of the fan, which is usually a problem that is caused by dirty coils. Keeping your coils clean and free from obstruction will help to keep your fan motor from burning out.
This is another problem that can be directly attributed to dirty condenser coils, and it usually comes about by a high amp draw.
Again, this is something that is caused by a refrigeration unit that has dirty condenser coils, as well as an excessive head pressure.
Failing and Burning Wiring
This is an additional problem that can come about due to the high amp draw, which will have been caused by dirty condenser coils and a high head pressure. Also, dirty coils can be to blame for a higher amp draw and a higher level of electricity consumption.
These are just a few problems that can come about due to a lack of proper and regular maintenance, but there are many more, however, the ones listed above are among the most common.
As you can see, there are many things that can go wrong with commercial refrigeration equipment, and that is why it is so vital to make sure that you have a regular cleaning and maintenance program in place. Otherwise, you could find that your refrigeration equipment fails when you need it the most, or at the most inconvenient time.