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Commercial Walk-In Refrigerator Services

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Whether you run a restaurant or a school, you know just how important it is to keep your commercial refrigerator in good working condition. When a problem crops up, it costs you money by the minute. Don’t delay in contacting the trustworthy technicians at MegaTec Equipment Services for commercial refrigerator repair. The sooner you give us a call, the sooner we can whip your refrigerator back into shape.

When choosing a commercial refrigerator expert, it’s important to make sure that you hire a professional who has the technical expertise and training necessary to keep your new equipment running smoothly. We are locally owned and operated, and we continue to strive to exceed the expectations of our customers on every job that we do. Call us today to learn more about our walk–in cooler services in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Langley, West Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Maple Ridge, Port Moody, North Vancouver.

This page is about walk-in refrigerators specifically. We also service reach-in and other types of commercial refrigerators. More info on those applications here: Reach-In Refrigeration and Freezers

Walk In Fridges and Cold Storage

Walk-in coolers are essentially room-sized refrigerators or freezers. This type of commercial refrigeration may be used for specialty applications, such as creating rooms for keg storage and storing large quantities of perishable items.

If you need to store more items in bulk than a reach-in refrigerator can accommodate, you may want to install a walk-in cooler. However, most walk-ins are not designed to pull food temperature down, so you should use blast chillers or other refrigeration equipment to bring food to safe temperatures prior to storing it in the walk-in. Unlike reach-in refrigerators, walk-ins are not meant to be accessed multiple times each daypart, so the door repeatedly opening and closing can lead to temperature fluctuations.

There are basically two types of commercial walk-in cold storage:

Outdoor Walk-Ins the primary advantage of an outdoor walk-in refrigerator is that you’ll preserve precious space on the inside of your building. Another advantage of an outdoor walk-in is the location of the condenser. Refrigeration systems work by removing hot air from inside the cooler or freezer and blowing it outside the unit. On an outdoor walk-in, the hot air goes directly outside. On an indoor unit, the condenser either emits warm air into the building or requires the installation of a remote condensing unit, which involves running refrigeration lines through the building to the roof or an exterior wall. With an outdoor unit, this hassle can be avoided.

To avoid common maintenance nightmares, make sure you don’t leave the door open for extended periods of time or frequently enter and exit the unit unnecessarily. Keeping the door closed will save money on the electric bill and it will keep your refrigeration system from working harder than it needs to. An overworked system can cause a mechanical failure when an excessive amount of ice forms on the coil. Outdoor units also tend to sweat, which can cause a hazard if ice develops on the floor of the unit. Sweating is worse when you leave the door open.

Indoor Walk-Ins For many people, an indoor walk-in makes the most sense. The most obvious advantage is that an indoor unit is easy to get to. Instead of walking outside the building to retrieve your cold food, you’ll have it nearby when you need it. This is especially important if your walk-in is your primary means of refrigeration and you need to access it frequently.

An indoor unit can also cost less to run. When the weather gets hot outside, the outdoor unit will have to work harder to maintain temperatures. An indoor unit with a remote condenser, one that is mounted somewhere on the outside of your building, is the most affordable to operate. Self-contained units will emit hot air inside your building, which can increase the cost of air-conditioning and make conditions uncomfortable for your employees. Compressors are noisy machines, so be mindful of this if you’ll be installing your walk-in refrigerator within earshot of your customers or in a place where noise will be an issue.

Common Problems with Walk-in Freezers

Operations and maintenance issues should be addressed to avoid excessive energy use and costly repairs, as well as potential product loss. Additional maintenance issues can be reviewed by our expert staff.

Power is on, but control board does not display
  • Check wiring for breaks and replace fuse
  • Check Transformer output voltage (12V)
  • Replace cold storage room control board
High discharge pressure
  • Clean walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer condenser coils
  • Check fan motor and its electrical circuit
  • Reclaim excess refrigerant
Low discharge pressure.
  • Check for leaks; repair and add charge.
  • Call a professional technician.
Large difference between actual cold storage room temperature and set point on control panel
  • Re-position sensing point of temperature sensor.
  • Enlarge wire section.
  • Reconnect sensor.
Heavy frost builds up on evaporator fins
  • Manual defrost and adjust defrost cycle
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