Things to Do to Increase the Efficiency of Your Cool Room This Summer

31 January 2020

Cool rooms play a pivotal role in our respective businesses. They maintain the ideal temperature of products that helps keep our revenues up. Without a cool room, we may have to deal with various problems in storing and serving products the way customers and clients want them to have and receive. 

And even if we have our own cool room, it is not enough to just use it without any care. Just like your regular assets, you need to do some things so that your cool room will stay functional, effective, and efficient in serving not only your clients but also your own business goals. If you want to make your cool room efficient this summer season, you have to follow these things for the benefit of your business.

Monitor Your Energy Usage

One essential step that you must always do with your cool room is to monitor its energy consumption. Most business owners skip monitoring energy usage and just pay for their utility bills. You see, monitoring energy usage can actually contribute to the efficiency of the cool room. Knowing your cool room’s optimal energy usage can determine if the room is still performing well. If your cool room is running far beyond the normal energy level, then it may be the best time for you to check for any faulty component, refrigerant leak, failed door hardware, operator error, or defrost issues.

Prioritise Door Management

Opening the door for too long can force the cool room to accumulate thick frost or ice. With this accumulation, your cooling capacity will deteriorate which can eventually cause ice safety and product spoilage issues.

To improve door management, you must maintain door curtains and door seals regularly. You can also install an automatic forklift door to improve speed and safety. An automated rapid open/close refrigeration door system can also be installed if you have enough money.

Allow Optimum Air Flow

Working alongside temperature, the workflow is also an element that you must look out for. Air circulation is critical in maintaining good system operation and product quality. Some products may generate internal heat that can affect other products. So, leaving spaces between them can help maximise air circulation around the packages. Moreover, your products and fixtures must not block any fan outlets or evaporator returns so that air circulation is utilised.

Maintain Favourable Temperature

Temperature is the greatest element that you must check and manage in maintaining the efficiency of your cool room. For most modern digital thermostats, the sensing and setpoint and the temperature differential are two variables that must be monitored when managing cool room temperature. These two variables are often manipulated by your technician to give you the optimal temperature for your room. From time to time, you must calibrate the temperature gauges and controls so that you still have the best room temperature. You must also confirm if you still can cool your products at the right temperature. 

Practice Balanced Defrosting

A balanced defrosting is essential to make your cool room in tip-top shape all the time. Take note that defrosting should not take a long time and must be done at a certain temperature. With defrost running too hot, the water created from this defrost cycle can turn into steam, which can ultimately form wet spots, ice formations, or deposit on product packaging. Too short or too cold defrosting is also not optimal and recommended for your cool room as the next defrost cycle may be triggered earlier and that the refrigeration service will operate in a permanently low-efficiency state. Keeping your cool room efficient may entail a job for professionals. Whenever you feel doubts about the maintenance of your cool room, feel free to ask us at Light-On Electrical. We can provide you all the answers and even services required for your cool room.

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