When it comes time to buy a new commercial refrigerator for your business, you’ll begin to notice that there are quite a few options out there. Where you do start? It isn’t always easy to choose new equipment. It takes know how and understanding of your product needs, but we’re here to help with that.
Let's look at five tips for finding the right manufacturer for your commercial refrigeration product:
Keep an Eye on the Manufacturer
Just like any other appliance you own, commercial refrigeration is manufactured by a list of big brands. There are a lot of choices out there, which is why it’s important to understand what each manufacturer has to offer, and more importantly, that the manufacturer has what you need. Some brands might focus on producing quality over quantity, while others will aim their sights on value. Bottom Line: As a consumer focus on the needs of your business and find a manufacturer that can meet those needs without hesitation.
Although we’d like to think appliances will last forever, the truth is, they won’t. Even the best refrigerators will eventually require service. When your refrigerator is in need of repair, you’ll want to have it fixed as soon as possible. Read our previous post on how to choose the right refrigerator mechanic. Commercial refrigeration often boasts extensive warranties with some offering several years of coverage for both parts and labor. When considering a new refrigeration unit, warranties will make a difference, as well as the network of technicians in your area who can get you back up and running in no time.
Condenser Location is Imperative
Condensing units are hard at work keeping your food and drinks cold. This is one reason why the location of the condenser is important. Condensers can be top-of-the-unit mounted or bottom-unit mounted. Each location has its own set of benefits. Bottom-unit condensers are often easier to clean, and offer less strain on the unit in warmer environments. This means that each time the doors are opened the unit will not work as hard to remain cold. On the other hand, top-mounted condensers are chosen because they don’t allow for hot air to escape into the unit when the doors are opened. There are pros and cons to both condenser configurations. Knowing your needs and effectively explaining them will help you make an informed choice. Read more in our previous post about choosing a location for a commercial display refrigerator.
One Size Does Not Fit All
Commercial refrigerators and freezers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. To find the right measurement, start with an outline of your space. Take a simple approach by outlining the floor in take so you can visually see your space requirements. Walk in and out of the taped off area and get a feel for the space, and consider door space. Doors will need ample space to open and close properly. Don’t forget to consider the interior space as well. Consider the products that you will be storing. This can be helpful in deciding on a unit that will accommodate your needs. Read more in our previous post on determining the right size for refrigeration equipment.
As you can see there are a lot of considerations when it comes to choosing a commercial refrigerator and/or freezer manufacturer. Paying careful attention to these areas and working with a knowledgeable company will help you make an informed choice.