Energy Saving Tips for Your Walk-In Cooler
A walk-in cooler by itself is an expensive investment, but don’t let this purchase cost you more money than it should due to it running inefficiently. Here are some tips you can use to help the unit run efficiently, and in turn save energy and save you money.
- Check your door seal to ensure it is closing properly and securely.
- Check all seals on the walk-in cooler to ensure they are sealed properly.
- Inspect panel and door gaskets regularly. If you see any damage or cracking, consider replacing the gasket.
- Keep the door closed, and do not keep it propped open for extended periods of time.
- When exiting the unit, make sure the lights are always turned off. This not only saves electricity, but leaving the lights on for extended periods of time creates a lot of heat that will in turn cause the cooling systems to work overtime and further run up your electricity bill.
- Keep the evaporator coil and condenser coil free of blockages.
- Check fan motors and fan blades to make sure they are working properly.
- Add strip curtains or other types of air curtains that help prevent outside air from entering the unit when the door is open.
If you follow the above tips, you should be able to help keep your energy and repair costs low. When a walk-in cooler is not running efficiently and / or outside air is leaking into the unit, it causes the refrigeration system to work overtime in order to maintain the proper temperature. This leads to more wear and tear on the components of the cooler and could lead to more serious and costly repairs. If you keep up with cleaning, regular maintenance, and repairs, you can help keep repair costs and downtime to a minimum.