Refrigeration Services for a Fresh Start to 2021

Commercial Refrigeration

The New Year is finally here, which means it is time for a fresh start. The chilly month of January is also prime time to make sure your refrigeration systems are maintaining their cool.

United Refrigeration, Heating and Air is prepared to ensure businesses across Ocala, The Villages, and Central Florida keep all refrigeration systems up-and-running throughout 2021. Our technicians understand that system efficiency is critical for restaurants, food suppliers, and other businesses needing to stay open and serve customers throughout the year.

4 Value-Added Solutions for Commercial Refrigeration Systems

By choosing United’s professional services, you reap the benefits of rapid service, trained technicians, equipment specialists, and efficiency experts.

  1. RAPID SERVICE: United’s technicians offer emergency services for commercial refrigeration systems, including ice machines, soft serve machines, slush machines, commercial walk-ins, reach-in coolers, reach-in freezers, deli cases, exhaust fans, make-up air fans, gaskets, door hardware, and other necessary components. 
  • TRAINED TECHNICIANS: Our technicians are trained to accurately diagnose and precisely correct equipment issues or problems.  We come prepared to assist with replacing faulty parts, correcting mechanical issues, and providing new installations.  In addition to major services and repairs, our technicians will also monitor and check for proper temperatures, cycling, refrigerant, seals, as well as functioning of doors, auto-closers, hinges, and gaskets to ensure there are no gaps, air leaks, or breakage.
  • EQUIPMENT SPECIALISTS: United’s team is equipped to service a wide array of commercial refrigeration equipment.  We specialize in many brands and models, such as True, Beverage Air, Blue Air, Master-Bilt, and Traulsen.  We are also a recommended service and warranty contractor for major brands of commercial ice machines, including Scotsman, Manitowoc, Hoshizaki, and more.
  • EFFICIENCY EXPERTS: Preventative maintenance is a top priority, which is why United Refrigeration offers affordable programs to maintain your refrigeration equipment and ice machines. Services and programs include regularly scheduled maintenance check-ups along with stringent cleanings, sanitizing, evaluations, and check-ups to extend the life of your equipment, limit downtime, and reduce your risks of costly system failures.

Don’t let a system failure cost you money, wasted energy, or inventory losses.  Trust United to offer solutions for your refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning needs. 

Happy New Year! United Refrigeration, Heating and Air’s team has helped keep systems running efficiently for over 30 years. Call 352-629-1187 to set your next appointment for installations, system maintenance, or repair services.

7 Tips for Frost-Free Ice Machines and Freezers

Icicles and frosty snowmen are wonderful holiday décor, but no one wants frost to build-up in ice machines, freezers, and refrigeration systems this time of year. 

All around Ocala, The Villages, and Central Florida, you can find restaurants, food suppliers, and other businesses bustling with holiday activity.  This is no time for a refrigeration system issue or failure, which is why United Refrigeration, Heating and Air has put together a few tips to help keep your systems clean and frost-free this season.

Refrigerator System Maintenance and Cleanings

Ice machines, soft serve machines, slush machines, commercial walk-ins, coolers, and freezers require regular maintenance checks. Here are seven tips for frost-free operation:   

  1. Create a Maintenance Schedule: First, create a maintenance schedule for both professional and in-house care of your systems. It is important to clean ice machines, freezers, and refrigeration systems on a regular basis.
  2. Monitor Thermostats and Refrigerant: Assign the task for consistently monitoring and adjusting thermostats, temperatures, cycling, and refrigerant levels in your cooling systems for proper performance.
  3. Maintain a Tight Seal: Always monitor the proper functioning of doors, auto-closers, hinges, and gaskets. Gaps, air leaks, and breakage will both waste energy and waste food.  The system will need more energy to maintain temperatures and food could spoil if the right temperatures are not consistent. 
  4. Perform Stringent Cleanings: Follow manufacturer guidelines in cleaning and maintaining your ice machines and other refrigeration equipment. An ice machine’s removable parts and bins will require frequent scrubbing. Also, follow instructions for washing evaporators and sanitizing measures for reducing contamination and odors.
  5. Give Your System Space: You can promote airflow and energy efficiency by providing several inches of space around your heat-exchange coils and systems.
  6. Add Special Features: Machine alarms, special covers, night curtains for open cases, and motion sensors for case-lighting systems could help you keep systems running more efficiently and help you avoid frost now and into the New Year.
  7. Call in the Professionals: You might find quick-fix ideas on the Internet, such as defrosting with a blow dryer, but those tips cannot compare to professional services.  United’s experts offer preventative maintenance and cleanings to eliminate frost, remove build-up, clear drain lines, inspect fans, check compressors, and ensure all hardware and coils are problem-free to improve efficiency and prevent the need for costly repairs.

United Refrigeration’s team is prepared to provide emergency cleanings, repairs, and maintenance for an array of makes and models of refrigerators, coolers, freezers, and ice machines. For over 30 years, we have been keeping commercial refrigeration systems operating efficiently for businesses throughout Sumter and Marion Counties. 

Call United Refrigeration, Heating and Air today at 352-629-1187 to speak with one of our experienced professionals about installations, system maintenance, or repair services.

4 Fall Tips for Efficient Refrigeration

Commercial Refrigeration Repair

Nobody wants to fall into a refrigeration breakdown at a place of business during the fall or holiday season.  That is why now is a critical time to evaluate and perform preventative maintenance on your refrigeration systems, freezers, ice machines, and other vital equipment.

The experts at United Refrigeration, Heating and Air offer preventative maintenance programs to limit downtime and keep businesses running efficiently across Ocala, The Villages, and North Central Florida.  We stay ready to provide commercial refrigeration services and onsite repairs for your restaurants, kitchen facilities, stores, and other businesses. To keep your systems running throughout the seasons, United’s experts are providing four of the most important reminders for fall 2019.

Important To Dos for Commercial Refrigeration

  1. Schedule an affordable check-up and preventative maintenance service to ensure proper functioning, identify any issues, and mitigate risks to avoid costly repairs.
  2. Perform stringent cleaning of refrigerators and ice machines to maintain proper sanitation and to extend the life of commercial equipment. 
  3. Evaluate the age and condition of your refrigerators, freezers, and ice machines to determine if you need an upgrade or a new installation prior to the hectic holidays.
  4. Establish a relationship with our professional on-call technicians for emergency services before the busy season. United is quick to deliver rapid repairs for valued customers.

Why Fall is Primetime for Refrigeration Services

It won’t be long before your coolers and freezers are stocked full of holiday food supplies and brimming with beverages and spirits for the holiday rush.  These fall “To-Dos” are provided to help Florida businesses avoid costly breakdowns and to keep your food supplies safe and refreshments chilled now and throughout the holiday season. 

Don’t hesitate to contact United’s technicians for knowledgeable help with any of your commercial refrigeration systems, including ice machines, soft serve machines, slush machines, commercial walk-ins, reach-in coolers, reach-in freezers, deli cases, exhaust fans, make-up air fans, gaskets, door hardware, and other components. 

For over 30 years, our Florida customers have relied on us for all of their refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning needs.  Call United Refrigeration, Heating and Air at 352-629-1187 to set your next installation, system maintenance, or repair service.