The Importance Of Flooring for Insulating Your Walk-In Refrigerator / Cooler
- October 12, 2021
A properly insulated, sealed walk-in cooler or refrigerator helps to keep a business' inventory cool and secure. When a walk-in is running inefficiently it can cause unnecessary expenses that could have been avoided had the proper precautions been taken. One of the most common causes of inefficiency in walk-in units is poor insulation. If the cooler is poorly insulated it can allow cold air to escape and warm air to get in to the unit, creating fluctuating internal temperatures, increased humidity levels, and other variables that prevent inventory staying cool and fresh. While the walls and door of the walk-in units are the primary insulation points, the floor is one of the most important areas to have insulated. If your unit is located on a solid, level concrete slab then it may not need an insulated floor, but there are several factors that also come into play when determining if an insulated floor is the way to go.
One of the biggest factors in determining whether or not you need floor insulation is location. This not only refers to location in your building, but also physical location geographically. If your walk-in unit is located somewhere that is warm or hot the majority of the year it is almost necessary to have an insulated floor to prevent the constant warm air getting into the unit. If your unit is in a warehouse or inside a commercial kitchen where it is often warm you may want to consider insulated floors to help with the contrasting temperatures inside and outside of the unit. When a walk-in unit is installed above another room (any time it is not ground level) insulated flooring is definitely required to prevent any moisture buildup between the walk-in unit and the material beneath it that separates the two rooms.
If the walk-in unit is on a level material floor such as concrete flooring with or without vinyl / resin / tile on top you may be able to get away with floor panels for insulation, however in almost any other situation with a different floor will require flooring to help ensure the walk-in unit is properly air-tight and sealed. A properly sealed and insulated unit is absolutely crucial to ensure a functioning unit. HoodMart provides our customers with a wide range of walk-in coolers and freezers - as well as all walk-in accessories such as door hinges, kick plates, and light fixtures. HoodMart Walkin Coolers are Guaranteed To Pass ALL City & State Codes. ALL HoodMart® Walk-In Coolers and Freezers are UL Listed Panels and Doors, NSF Listed, EISA & U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Compliant, and Listed and Certified for all States, including City of Houston, State of Oregon, New York City. Custom Hurricane Approved Units Available. If you still have questions regarding the purchase of your walk-in cooler or freezer, please feel free to contact one of our experts today by calling us at 1.800.715.1014 or by contacting us through our live chat system.