Walk-In Cooler Panels
Panels can help cut energy costs, and increase e
nergy efficiency. Panels are normally made up of metal sheets, and insulation.
These panels come in different thicknesses; change in accordance to whether your cooler will hold fresh or frozen items; and materials vary, including steel and aluminum. These panels sometimes include patterns to look more professional, but also increase durability.
Refrigeration and Energy Usage
Proper assembly and installation is important to ensure your walk-in refrigerator is energy efficient.
Shelving inside of the walk-in must be properly placed to encourage airflow, and prevent additional stress on the refrigeration system.
Walk-in coolers should be insta
lled on insulated floors to help decrease temperature transfer, and encourage more efficient operation.
Proper ventilation is necessity for any walk-in cooler. All sides must be away from walls and ceilings to encourage better ventilation.
Can a Cooler Be Kept Outdoors?
If you plan on using outdoor refrigeration, a space must be prepped and the equipment must be outdoor ready.
Outdoor refrigeration often requires additional preparation as well as additional materials to ensure your cooler is weather proof and energy efficient.
Will your refrigeration unit need to be winterized? Outside refrigeration may require an interior heat kit to keep stored goods from freezing when temperatures drop below freezing.
Is It Time for a New Cooler?
Here are some things to take into consideration when deciding if you need a new walk-in cooler:
- Are you starting a new business or opening a new location?
- Has there been a noticeable decrease in efficiency?
- Is there any noticeable wear on the exterior of the cooler?
- Is there condensation or frost building up on the cooler?
- Are you in need of additional space?
No matter your business, there is a walk-in cooler to meet your needs and accommodate your space.
Properly researching and gaining a clear understanding of the cooler best suited for your space makes for a long-lasting purchase.
By making the mistake of purchasing a cooler not suited for your space, efficiency and life of the product can decline.