Seasonal Upkeep for Walk-In Coolers and Freezers

Commercial refrigeration systems endure plenty of wear and tear throughout the year.  The holiday season, however, can put an even greater strain on your walk-in coolers, freezers, and other vital equipment.

From storing seasonal turkeys to stocking holiday brews, businesses rely on refrigeration systems to safely store foods and beverages. To protect valuable inventory and systems, businesses across Ocala, The Villages, and North Central Florida trust United Refrigeration, Heating and Air for preventative maintenance, full-service repairs, and new installations. 

Preventative Maintenance and Rapid Repairs
United’s technicians offer prompt service to keep restaurants, kitchen facilities, stores, and other businesses up and running.  Our team understands the importance of limiting downtime, which is why preventative maintenance is highly recommended to mitigate risks.

During the busy holidays, for example, businesses may find their walk-in cooler doors getting extra wear and tear.  Maintenance check-ups for door hardware and gaskets, as well as cleaning of condenser coils and other components, could help you avoid problems before they start. In addition to coolers and freezers, United provides cleaning, maintenance, and repairs for ice machines, soft serve machines, slush machines, and other refrigeration systems. 

When to Repair or Replace Refrigeration Systems
No one wants to experience a breakdown during the holidays, which is why a scheduled replacement could be key to surviving the season. The first step is scheduling a professional inspection to evaluate the current condition and determine if a repair or replacement is more cost effective for your business. Consider these reasons for replacing refrigeration systems:

  1. Lower Electricity Costs: Old and inefficient refrigeration systems could be overrunning and wasting energy, which increases your electric bills. If your unit is 15+ years old or no longer effective, it may be time to upgrade.
  2. Avoid Repair Costs:  If the frequency of system repairs goes beyond the standard of preventative maintenance, a replacement could be more affordable in the long run.  United’s experts can offer honest advice when you are weighing your costs and options.
  3. Prevent Losses: Tis the season to talk with a technician if you are hearing loud sounds, smelling odors, or noticing fluctuating temperatures.  A conveniently scheduled installation will save you from an untimely breakdown and will prevent inventory losses.

United’s on-call technicians are prepared to help you make the right decisions in maintaining, repairing, or installing new systems.  Ask us about how a new system warranty on your installation could help you save time and money.

For over 30 years, our Florida customers have relied on us for 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 emergency repair service.

Summer Reset for Refrigeration Systems

Summer AC Maintenance

Prolonged heat and humidity of North Central Florida’s summer months often force refrigeration systems to work overtime. That is why preventative maintenance to inspect and reset your system for efficiency can be key to avoiding breakdowns and extending the life of your equipment.

Your summer 2020 reset can start with a simple phone call to schedule a mid-year maintenance check. Based in Ocala, United Refrigeration, Heating and Air’s technicians are prepared to inspect any and all 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. United’s preventative maintenance services are designed to ensure proper functioning, identify any potential issues, and mitigate risks of costly repairs down the road.

What to Do When a Refrigeration Repair or Restart Is Needed

When a problem strikes, a reset is often the first thing we think to do. For example, if an icemaker stops making ice, your reaction may be to unplug and manually restart the machine for a quick fix.  Although oftentimes, the best protocol for avoiding further system damage is to hire a professional technician to inspect the entire system thoroughly for any possible problems before a restart.   

Why? Because many manufacturers design complex systems with control circuits and defined rules for restart procedures. United’s technicians clean, maintain, and service brands and models like True, Beverage Air, Blue Air, Master-Bilt, and Traulsen.  United is also a service and warranty contractor for commercial ice machines, such as Scotsman, Manitowoc, Hoshizaki, and more.  Each brand requires different protocols and repair methods, which is why it is important to trust the professionals to maintain and protect your equipment.

Commercial Refrigeration Maintenance Plans and Services

Food vendors, restaurants, kitchen facilities, and other businesses across Ocala and The Villages simply cannot afford to risk an equipment failure or loss of food supplies in today’s economic climate.  United Refrigeration, Heating and Air, has designed preventative maintenance plans to support your needs and keep your systems up and running. 

Depending on your service plan and the condition of your system, your inspection and maintenance services may include stringent cleaning or sanitizing to ensure proper functioning, checking refrigerant levels in the cooling system, resetting thermostats and cycling to proper temperatures, clearing drain lines, cleaning coils, securing hinges, as well as inspecting fans, compressors, and other components.  If needed, certain parts may need replaced before resetting your system to its most efficient operation levels.

United Refrigeration, Heating and Air’s team has provided speedy services for over 30 years. Call 352-629-1187 to set-up your summer installations, system maintenance, or repair services.