Six maintenance tips

  • Clean cooling coils several times a year

  • Shade outdoor coils from the sun and allow air to circulate around them

  • Make sure doors on freezers, refrigerators, and display cases seal tightly

  • Check door gaskets and auto-closers, and repair or replace if they are damaged or in poor condition

  • Have units serviced regularly to clean condensers and evaporators, and to check operation of fans and defrost systems

  • In refrigerated cases, replace T12 fluorescent lighting with LEDs—they generate less heat, easing the cooling demands on refrigerated equipment

Six refrigeration upgrades

  • If you have door heaters, add humidity-based heater controls so they don’t run continuously

  • Install night curtains to reduce the energy needed to cool open cases overnight

  • Use an outside air economizer to ease the demand on your compressor

  • If you’re replacing your evaporator fans, consider high-efficiency motors and controls

  • When buying a new compressor, look for energy-efficient discus or scrolling models—both use less energy than standard compressors and can last up to 33% longer

  • Choose ENERGY STAR® certified commercial reach-in units with solid or glass doors—and talk to us about financing options