Quality Refrigeration and Heating Repair Service Throughout Santa Clara County

California Refrigeration Co.

a Division of Calrefco, Inc.

CA. LIC.  475707

Serving Santa Clara County for over 36 Years

Refrigeration and Heating Repair Service Throughout Santa Clara County


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A Preventative Maintenance Service Can
Save You MONEY

Having your refrigeration and HVAC equipment professionally maintained can potentially save you between 5 and 10 percent on energy costs. This is just one way a PM Service will save you money.

Just as regular oil changes keep your car running at peak performance, proper maintenance can significantly
increase the life and efficiency of your commercial refrigeration and HVAC equipment. According to Power Companies,
commercial refrigeration and HVAC equipment can account for as much as 50 percent of a restaurant's total energy bill.
They contend that by implementing routine preventive maintenance, restaurant operators can save between
5 and 10 percent on refrigeration and HVAC energy costs.

One of the single largest energy eater is running your Refrigeration and HVAC equipment with Dirty and Contaminated
Condenser Coils....... especially when they are operating under hot conditions. Imagine throwing a blanket in front of
your car's radiator while driving up a mountain pass on a hot day. Believe me, your HVAC and Refrigeration systems
would feel the same way as your car engine would. Higher heat means higher compressor operating pressures and higher
compressor operating pressures means your systems have to work excessively harder which equates to much higher
energy bills.

See the image below on what a clean condenser coil should look like. 

Clean Coils are much more efficient than dirty ones.

CAUTION: Condenser coils can be severely damaged very easily if they are not cleaned using the proper methods and materials.

Other Ways to Save on your Energy Costs

Purchase strip curtains for walk-in units to minimize the amount of hot air entering the cooler.

2) Do not allow staff to leave cooler doors propped open for extended periods of time.

3) Remind employees to turn off the lights when they exit the walk-in. Not only do the bulbs waste energy when the cooler is empty, the lighting also produces heat which causes the unit to work harder to maintain temperature. In addition, try fluorescent bulbs in the cooler. They give off less heat and are more energy efficient.

4) Teach managers not to set the holding temperature too low on units because that will overwork the equipment. Walk-in coolers should be kept between 35 and 40 degrees and freezers between -5 and 5 degrees.

5) Make sure all cracks are properly sealed and replace worn gaskets.

6) Do not stack anything around the coil; this restricts airflow and decreases the performance of your cooler.

7) Have the defrost frequency set at minimum requirements (every four to six hours for 20 to 40 minutes depending on the amount of traffic in your walk-in).

With a little instruction, your staff can play a significant role in taking care of your valuable equipment. These simple precautions can save you a great deal of money in energy and service bills, help to avoid costly breakdowns during peak business hours, and extend the life of refrigeration units.

Call us today @ 408.281.8600 for an estimate on an HVACR Preventive Maintenance Plan that is right for your business.

Some common Questions & Answers on this subject can also be found on our FAQ page.

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