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The positioning of your cabinet can have a huge effect on the efficiency of the unit. By taking care with the positioning you can not only improve the lifespan and performance of the product but also reduce the energy consumption and general running costs. • • • •


When positioning equipment avoid draughts from doors, open window and air conditioning ducts which may compromise equipment performance. Do not expose the equipment to direct sunlight, other heat sources or incandescent light. Never place items against air grilles which may obstruct or restrict the flow of air to the condenser. Maintain a minimum air gap of 100mm between the back of the equipment and the wall to ensure good air circulation.

Day to Day Operations

The day to day operation of your unit plays a major part in the performance. Adhering to these rules will maximise the efficiency of your product. • • • •


Glass door chillers and freezers should have doors closed whenever possible to maintain stable temperatures. A fully stocked and neatly merchandised cabinet will operate more efficiently. Never exceed loading limits or obstruct air flow to chillers, freezers, cold rooms and cellars. Always ensure that thermostats are set at realistic levels.


Always monitor the performance of your equipment, should you see a decrease in temperature or increase in noise/heat generated by the unit they may be something wrong. • • • •


Glass door chillers and freezers should be checked for damage to door seals as these may cause temperature loss. Regularly inspect the equipment for spillage and debris in the air grilles, wells and condensate trays. Regularly clean equipments, including fan decks, condensate trays and water outlets. Use a vacuum cleaner to carefully remove dust and air borne debris from the condenser unit and cooling fins.

Service and Maintenance

Don’t wait until your unit develops a problem before calling someone to look at it, an engineer should be asked check over your unit and clean the internals on a regular basis. • • • •

In the event of a temperature rise allow one hour for recovery before reporting a fault. When a fault is obvious, request an engineer visit promptly to prevent further equipment damage. In the event of an equipment failure, transfer perishable goods to an alternative cabinet or back-up chiller. When logging a service or maintenance call always quote equipment type, manufacturer, model number, serial number and Capital Cooling asset number to help with a swift response.

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Refrigeration Top Tips  
Refrigeration Top Tips  

Best practice advice with regards to operating and maintaining all commercial refrigeration equipment.