Upgrade Parts For Your Walk-In Cooler and Freezer
Purchasing a walk-in cooler or freezer is a big expense for any business. First steps are to ensure you are getting what you think to be the best unit for your business operation, and secondly you want to be sure that you are getting the most bang for your buck. Ideally the first unit configuration you purchase will be the perfect solution, however as time goes on you may find that certain features could be improved upon, or a technological advancement may product a upgrade product that would better suit your walk-in needs. Regardless of the needs here are a few walk-in unit upgrades that you may find beneficial.
FLOOR PANEL SCREED
A Floor Screed is a “U” shaped thick vinyl track that is installed underneath the side panels of your walk-in unit. If you have a unit without floors the U shaped floor screed are an absolutely must. Flood screeds help improve your unit’s efficiency helps to keep the cool air inside of your unit, thus improving the overall insulation of your walk-in. The vinyl material that the screed’s are produced with provide a strong, durable product that is easily cleanable - allowing them to last for an extended period of time while preventing build up of bacteria and mold.
DRAIN LINE HEATER WIRE
Drain lines are one of the most crucial parts of a walk-in cooler or freezer, helping to expel any excess moisture and condensation that is collected in the drain pan. When the drain line gets clogged for whatever reason it can lead to the drain pan not being able to be properly drained, causing hazardous buildups that can lead to cleanliness and safety issues down the line. One way that the lines can get clogged is by the condensation itself - if the moisture build up from the condensation at the base of the drain line has the chance to freeze, the ice that is formed can cause a blockage that doesn’t allow the drain line to properly expel the contents of the drain pan. In order to combat this issue you can install a Drain Line Heater Wire. This wire usually comes in 12ft spans to make it easy and adaptable to any and all walk-in unit. The wire produces heat at the point(s) of cold contact, and only engages the lower wattage when the temperature decreases.
SPRING-ACTION DOOR CLOSER
The walk-in cooler or freezer door is considered to be one of the most important aspects of a properly working walk-in unit. The door is the final seal to lock in the cool air and keep it in. For this reason it is imperative to ensure that the door closes and seals properly every time. An upgrade spring-action door closer is a highly sought after improvement for any walk-in unit. When looking for a new door closing mechanism you should find something that allows the door to close quickly, but also does so in a quiet fashion. A quick acting closing mechanism is necessary to maintain proper temperature within the unit and help keep energy costs down. Make sure that the door closer uses high-quality parts that will stand the test of time, and won’t bend or crack under constant use. And lastly the closing mechanism product itself should be easy to install and come with all necessary hardware for the installation, including the closer, hook, mounting brackets, and fasteners.
MAGNETIC DOOR GASKET
Going off the previous recommendation, the door gasket is also a super important piece of equipment for the unit. The door gasket is what properly and securely ‘seals’ the door, and any damage or tears to the gasket can lead to issues with proper insulation and air leaking into the walk-in. A good magnetic door gasket has a ton of benefits, as the magnetism allows the door to close tighter and make sure its properly sealed every time you close it.
These are just a few example of upgrades that you can look into installing if you need replacement parts or if you’re just looking to upgrade your walk-in cooler or freezer to make it as efficient as possible. 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.