Commercial Refrigeration – Crown Point, IN.

Serving Chicago, Michigan City, South Bend, Valparaiso & The Chicagoland, NW Indiana & SW Michigan Area

Maximizing the efficiency of commercial refrigeration equipment is of utmost importance for businesses. Any malfunction in your refrigerator or freezer can result in lost revenue or spoiled goods. With our extensive expertise in commercial refrigeration repair, EDCO Environmental Services Inc., is the go-to company for all your needs in this industry. Our team of highly skilled and certified technicians is fully equipped to handle repairs for various equipment.

At EDCO Environmental Services Inc., our commitment is to offer prompt responses, professional service & 100% customer satisfaction. We value the trust our clients place in us and strive to exceed their expectations every step of the way. Regardless of whether you own a family-owned eatery or a luxurious 5 star hotel, we are fully equipped to handle any refrigeration repair task. Our technicians are at your service 7 days a week, even on holidays, ensuring that your refrigeration needs are met with efficiency & reliability.

Commercial Cooler Repair

Whether you're running a restaurant or casino, no cooler repair, walk-in cooler repair, or ice machine repair job is too small or too big for us. Our highly skilled commercial refrigeration technicians are available 7 days a week, including holidays. EDCO Environmental Services Inc., specializes in commercial cooler repair so you can rest assured that your equipment will be in good hands. For speedy and efficient cooler repair service, call us 24/7 7 days a week.

Commercial Cooler Troubleshooting

The commercial cooler is an essential part of many cafeterias, restaurants & convenience stores. It is also a large energy user but is rarely considered until problems emerge. Commercial cooler problems include failure to maintain pressure & compressor failure, both of which can result in expensive losses to the products stored in the cooler. These problems, as well as unnecessarily high energy use, can be avoided by observing equipment and taking corrective action.

Commercial Freezer Evaporators

Moisture from the air freezes onto the evaporator coils and forms an insulating barrier to heat transfer. Airflow also decreases as the passages narrow due to ice buildup. Each evaporator has a defrost cycle to melt frost/ice that has built up on the evaporator coils. Water from the melted ice is drained from the freezer.

It’s not unusual to find evaporators in a state of poor maintenance. For many evaporator units, the ice is not melted, or the water is not properly drained, resulting in a block of ice taking over the evaporator. When the coil freezes, heat transfer is greatly reduced resulting in the compressor working harder and longer. It works harder because the suction pressure drops making the compressor work at a higher differential pressure, requiring more power. It works longer because heat transfer is reduced. When ice buildup is excessive, the compressor will run all the time and the freezer temperature setpoint will not be maintained.

As the ice melts, the water has to drain out of the freezer, which does not always occur. Trapped water that freezes can do significant structural damage to a freezer; especially older ones where cracks allow water to seep in, then freeze and expand. Stalactites & stalagmites of ice appearing in your freezer are reasons for swift action to avoid costly damage.

Commercial Freezer Condensers

The condenser coil of the refrigeration system removes heat from the system. It’s not unusual to find condensers located in enclosed spaces or spaces with inadequate airflow to remove heat from the space. The temperature around the compressor rises resulting in higher head pressure for the compressor, which again increases compressor power.

To effectively remove heat, the condenser should be placed in a well-ventilated area where the temperature is controlled to allow heat to be removed easily. Enclosed spaces will require openings for cooling air intake and exhaust. In many cases, a fan will be required to move enough air through the space. If the condenser heat is never needed, it should be exhausted directly outside if possible.

In cases where it may be used for space heating, such as for a nearby dry storage room.  Controls may be installed to direct the flow indoors for heating, and outdoors when heating is not required.

Condenser coils should also be checked regularly for cleanliness. Dust & debris will act like ice buildup on an evaporator coil. This will insulate the heat transfer surface and reduce airflow, which will make the compressor run harder and longer. In extreme cases, compressors may fail.

Commercial Freezer Refrigerated Space & Shell

Although the space itself doesn’t have any mechanical parts or equipment, it shouldn’t be ignored. The shell of the cooler or freezer should be inspected regularly for leaks and loose insulation or panels. Leaks and other voids in the shell can cause excess moisture to accumulate, potentially causing even bigger problems. The door is also a key component of the cooler. Doors must be sealed properly to eliminate air infiltration which increases the cooling load and may cause moisture buildup within the space and on the evaporator. Frost buildup on the door itself is a common occurrence when the door heater fails and has a tendency to either freeze the door shut or keep it from closing. Proper care should also be taken when placing items inside the space. If the space is overcrowded with items, or items are placed in front of the evaporator fans, the circulation of air is greatly reduced along with the performance of the refrigeration system.

We hope the above diagnostic information helps you with any simple quick fixes that would help avoid trip charges and costly repairs. If however, you are not able to solve your commercial freezer problems, contact EDCO Environmental Services Inc.. we have over 25 years of experience and many happy customers in the tri-state area. In most cases, we can respond to any type of service call on the same day. We are available 24/7 so please call now.

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