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March 29, 2024

Stay Cool: Essential Tips for Optimizing Your Refrigeration Before Summer Hits

Worried about your commercial refrigeration units handling the summer heat in Southern California and Arizona? 

You’re not alone. 

Imagine a summer where your refrigeration systems operate flawlessly, without a hitch, keeping everything cool even in the scorching heat.

This guide is designed to help make that dream a reality.

1. Start with a Comprehensive Check-Up

The first step in preparing for the heat is to conduct a thorough inspection of your refrigeration systems. Look for any signs of wear and tear, such as damaged seals, leaks, or unusual noises, which could indicate a problem. Early detection and repair can prevent more significant issues down the line and save you from a potential system failure during the peak of the summer heat.

2. Clean Coils

The efficiency of your refrigeration system heavily depends on the condition of its condenser and evaporator coils. Dust, dirt, and debris can accumulate on these coils, hindering their ability to dissipate heat effectively. Before the temperatures start to rise, ensure these coils are cleaned thoroughly to maintain optimal efficiency. This simple step can significantly impact your system’s performance and longevity.

3. Verify the Refrigerant Levels

Refrigerant is the lifeblood of your refrigeration system, facilitating the cooling process. Low or leaking refrigerant levels can drastically reduce efficiency, forcing your system to work harder and increasing your energy costs. Have a professional from Accutherm check the refrigerant levels and inspect for leaks to ensure your system is charged and ready for the summer months.

4. Inspect and Update Insulation

Proper insulation is crucial for maintaining the desired temperatures inside your refrigeration units without overworking the system. Check the insulation around your cooling lines and within the refrigeration units themselves for any signs of degradation or damage. Replacing or repairing insulation where needed can make a significant difference in system performance during the warmer months.

5. Implement Strip Curtains

For businesses in Southern California and Arizona, the intense daytime heat can tax refrigeration systems. Consider using strip curtains on walk-in coolers to keep the cold air in and the warm air out. These additions help maintain stable temperatures within your units, reducing the cooling load and energy consumption.

6. Opt for Professional Maintenance

While basic upkeep can be handled in-house, the complexity of commercial refrigeration systems often requires professional attention. A pre-summer maintenance check by Accutherm professionals can ensure your system is in top shape. Our team will inspect, clean, and repair components, offering peace of mind that your refrigeration system won’t let you down when you need it most.

Accutherm: Your Partner Through the Heat

At Accutherm, we’re more than just a service provider; we’re your partner in ensuring that your commercial refrigeration needs are met with expertise and efficiency. With the warmer months fast approaching, now is the time to prepare your systems for the heat ahead. Contact us today to schedule your pre-summer maintenance and explore our cooling solutions tailored to the unique challenges faced by businesses in Southern California and Arizona. Stay cool, stay efficient, and stay ahead with Accutherm.

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