If you are a restaurant owner, you know the importance of your refrigeration system, and this includes your freezers as well. If there were to be a failure, it can be disastrous for your business. Not only will you lose inventory, but you will need to close down your restaurant, possibly for several days. A refrigeration contractor can help you avoid this disaster in many ways. The following are a few of them.
They can provide maintenance service
Neglect is one of the reasons that your refrigeration and freezers will break down. There are many things that can be done to your systems that can prevent a breakdown. Much of this will be a visual inspection of moving parts and critical electrical connections, but there are a number of other things that can be done, such as cleaning. All of this will help add longevity to your system. In addition, the chances of an emergency repair are greatly diminished as your system has already been looked at periodically. It is usually best to have a refrigeration technician look at your system once a year.
They can provide emergency repairs
This is important to your restaurant's success. The less time your refrigeration unit is down, the less time you have to shut your doors. In some situations, depending upon the nature of the needed repair, you may not have to close at all. But this means having a 24-hour, emergency contractor that is ready to help. However, emergency assistance means quick response times during business hours. This is something that not every refrigeration contractor will provide. For this reason alone, you should have a good company that you have an account with. They will give your restaurant priority service.
They can help you decide on a new system
No refrigeration system will last forever, and there will be a time to install a new one, even though your old one is still working. New systems are more efficient, so they will take less electricity. Over time, this savings may help pay for a new system. A new system means more dependability, so you will have lower repair costs and fewer disruptions in your restaurant operation. A contractor can look at what you currently have, and if it makes sense to install a new refrigeration system, they can recommend makes and models that will be best for your restaurant.
Although there is no guarantee that your system will not break down, having a refrigeration technician service it annually will reduce the chances of this happening. This same company will be able to give your restaurant priority for emergency repairs. When the time comes for a new system, they will be able to help you decide which make and model will be best for your restaurant. And as licensed contractors, they will be able to install the new refrigeration system.