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  1. Condensation and Humidity - A Walk-In Cooler’s Biggest Threat

    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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  2. What Is R-Value and Why Does It Matter For My Walk-In Cooler
    When shopping for a new refrigeration or cooling unit there are many terms and details to check for. One of the most overlooked and misunderstood technical details is called the “R-Value” - which is directly related to the insulation that...

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  3. It’s Time To Replace Your Walk-In Refrigeration Unit
    Refrigeration has places in all types of homes and businesses. It’s essential for daily life whether it’s in your home, a restaurant, a hospital, or a convenience store. And when a refrigerator goes bad, it can be costly. Not only if it n...

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  4. Prepping For Inspections Of Your Walk-In Unit
    When your walk-in refrigeration is working properly, you tend to forget the regular checkups that may point out common issues. Even worse - you may forget to check or fix something on the cooler and get caught off guard when it comes time for your he...

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  5. What's Causing Condensation In Your Walk-In Freezer Or Cooler?
    A walk-in unit is designed to be air tight to regulate the temperatures within the cooler or freezer. If your normal regulated temperatures seem off, or if you begin to see condensation or ice buildup within the walk-in units it is a sign that someth...

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