Walk-In coolers and freezers have commercial applications spanning from restaurants to convenience stores… hospitals to medical labs. The refrigeration and cooling units have one job - the preserve an internal temperature that will keep whatever is being stored from spoiling or going bad. Cooling will almost always bring humidity and condensation build up, however a properly running unit will be able to prevent and remove any build up that may occur. But what causes humidity and condensation, what damage can it cause, and what can be done to prevent it?
Humidity occurs when there is a high concentration fo water vapor in the air. It is always present - it is just lower and less apparent in some areas, and higher and very apparent in others. In the case of walk-in coolers, opening and closing of the unit’s door will almost always cause a rush of warm air to enter the cooler unit, causing an increase of humidity inside of your unit. The higher the humidity inside the unit, the harder the compressor and other components need to work to get it out. In most cases a working walk-in cooler or freezer will be able to easily push the humidity out, however too much humidity can be damaging. If the components of the unit are unable to properly disperse of the humidity, they often will work overtime in attempt to push out the humidity, leading to potential wear and tear to the components and causing a higher-than-normal electricity spend.
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