How System Efficiency Brings Cost Savings

A new year brings new opportunities to fight inflation and boost system efficiency. To ensure peak performance of vital systems, United Refrigeration, Heating and Air is offering expert tips for cost savings at residential homes and commercial businesses across North Central Florida.

Save Money and Improve Efficiency in 2023

At United, our 2023 team of HVAC/R certified technicians have specialized skills and hands-on experience in heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration. From maintenance and repairs to replacements and new installations – we can quickly and correctly complete each job.

Additionally, we strive to be cost-effective when setting a plan of action. In today’s economy, it is more important than ever to trust budget-minded experts for improving system efficiency.

3 Tips from HVAC and Refrigeration Experts

  • Take Actions to Control Costs: Age and efficiency ratings affect the performance of your systems, but there are also actions you can take to save money. First, all major appliances and systems require regular cleanings and inspections. For example, it is critical to regularly replace filters and schedule preventative maintenance services to mitigate risks of any damage, leaks, corrosion, or operational issues within your HVAC and refrigeration systems. With the cost of parts rising, a money-saving maintenance program could help you avoid expensive breakdowns. 
  • Repair for Cost-Effectiveness:  Energy efficiency is contingent on the working components of your systems.  For example, refrigeration systems need tight seals, working exhaust fans, sturdy hardware, and other parts to function and not waste energy.  In addition to prompt repairs to reduce risks of system failures, our certified technicians can offer guidance on energy-efficient parts and replacements. We will help you weigh the options for making general repairs on older units or replacing systems with newer models.
  • Replace for Future Savings: An old and poorly functioning system could be overrunning and wasting electricity. When an older system has reached the end of its lifespan, our experts can recommend a newer, more efficient model for your home or business. Beyond the financial savings and the warranties, a new HVAC system or refrigeration system could come with greater operational value and fewer worries about downtime or repairs.

As always, United delivers clear and direct communication to support customer service and boost efficiency. Safety, timeliness, and cost-effectiveness are top of mind when serving valued customers, residential homeowners, and businessowners throughout Ocala, The Villages, and surrounding areas of North Central Florida. 

Happy New Year! We are your Residential and Commercial Services Company. Contact United Refrigeration, Heating and Air’s team at 352-629-1187 today.

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.