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Key Factors That Influence Commercial Refrigerator Repair Costs

Roland Hunt

A commercial refrigerator is a critical investment if you sell perishable commodities. Most importantly, commercial refrigerators allow you to keep items fresh and ready for delivery to your customers. Since a commercial refrigerator runs 24/7, various components are bound to malfunction and warrant repairs. However, it would make little sense if repair costs represent a significant chunk of operational overheads. Therefore, you must approach commercial refrigerator repairs strategically for the sustainability of business activities. Here are key factors that influence the cost of commercial refrigerator repairs.

Type of Refrigerator 

Commercial refrigerators come in different types, such as reach-in freezers and refrigerators, walk-in refrigerators, and under-counter refrigerators. Each type of commercial refrigerator has varying access challenges, which influence the cost of repairs. For instance, repairing reach-in refrigerators is easy because the cooling system is easily accessible. However, it is not the case with walk-in refrigerators since access to refrigeration systems is restricted and requires technical expertise. Therefore, the repair costs of a walk-in refrigerator are higher than the expenses of stand-alone designs.

Maintenance Schedule

A commercial refrigerator has various components, which require adequate care to ensure the entire system runs optimally. For instance, the coolant should be refilled regularly so that a refrigerator does not run the risk of blowing warm air into storage compartments. Similarly, door gaskets must be cleaned periodically to prevent debris from tearing the material and compromising temperature control. Therefore, if you do not have a maintenance schedule for your refrigerators, the chances are high that you will pay more for repairs. The reason is that poor maintenance leads to multiple problems that cost you more to address. Thus, regular maintenance is critical since it limits the number of malfunctions. Overall, fewer technical issues translate to lower repair costs.

Type of Repair 

What technical issues does your commercial refrigerator exhibit? Is it a case of faulty door gaskets, refrigerant leaks, inadequate airflow, reduced cooling capacity, or a malfunctioning defrost? The type of malfunction plays a crucial role in repair costs. For instance, the condenser is the engine of a commercial refrigerator. Therefore, it costs more to repair a condenser than any other component. Besides, you need to find a qualified technician to avoid causing further damages and incurring more expenses through a condenser replacement. Other fridge repairs likely to cost more include faulty condenser coils, expansion devices and evaporator coils. However, gasket replacements and electrical repairs are relatively low-cost.


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What An Appliance Service Can Do For You

Hello, welcome to my blog. My name is Joe. For many years, I worked as a contractor for an appliance servicing company. I have repaired every type of appliance found in the average home. A lot of the time, I had to repair appliances which had stopped working because they had not been properly maintained. I would do my best to educate people on the steps they need to take in order to keep their appliances in good working order. However, I would still get called out to jobs to repair and replace appliances which had been neglected. I decided to start this blog in order advise others about appliance care.