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Environmentally Friendly Commercial Refrigerator Features

by Margie Harris

If you own a restaurant, the overhead costs can be overwhelming at times. Using more eco-friendly appliances in your industrial kitchen can save you money as well as help to preserve the environment. If you're considering upgrading to a more environmentally friendly refrigerator, here are some characteristics to look for.

Hydrocarbon Gases

Hydrocarbon powered commercial refrigerators use this special gas to keep foods cold. This gas is a naturally occurring gas that has been found to have no effect on the ozone layer. Many new models of commercial refrigerators now offer this gas as a refrigerant option at no extra cost. While this newer form of coolant is still in its infancy stages, more manufacturers are beginning to offer it for both residential and commercial use. It will provide you with excellent cooling capacity while being environmentally friendly at the same time.

Door Alarms

In busy kitchens, the doors of your commercial refrigerator are constantly being open and shut. When the restaurant is especially bustling, chefs will usually rush to grab something out of the refrigerator and walk away without taking the time to shut the door securely. Included door ajar alarms can alert kitchen staff that the refrigerator or freezer door has been left open, prompting them to close it back tightly. Lost coolant from a commercial refrigerator not only wastes energy, but it can cause food to go bad if the door is accidentally left open too long. These alarms can help prevent that from happening. You should also look for models with better insulated doors to provide an extra layer of cooling protection for your food.

Integrated Leak Detection

When refrigerators are leaking gas, it can cause a myriad of issues for the unit, as well as a whole lot of energy loss. With included gas leak detection, you can find out there's a problem immediately before it is too late. The evaporator coils of a commercial refrigerator can be treated with an extra protective coating that will help prevent them from rusting if a leak is found. Most commercial refrigerators lose a large percentage of their power from undetected leaks. With the combination of an alert to notify the users that a leak has been found and a protected coil system, your unit will run more smoothly and will last a lot longer. Leaking coils can cause your refrigerator to lose almost half of its cooling capacity as well, so this feature is definitely important. Finding commercial refrigerators with these improved features will help preserve the environment and save your restaurant money in the long run.

To learn more, contact a company like Hy-Point Restaurant Equipment & Supplies Inc.