When we are looking at walk-in freezers for your commercial restaurant equipment list, we need to focus, also, on the most advanced portion of the animal, the refrigeration system itself. “The most complex part of the unit is the refrigeration system. To bring it down to basics, you’ll want to know how much power the system will need in order to operate, where that power will be coming from, and how much clearance and ventilation the system will need. All of these are things that could affect the configuration that you choose.”
The size you decide upon will have something to do with what the Commercial Refrigeration in St Louis near Maryland Heights requires. “Smaller walk-in coolers typically require a 1/2 hp compressor to hold temperatures at or below 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Walk-in freezers often need a larger compressor—around 1 hp—to maintain those colder temperatures.” Size and efficiency are a toss up and balancing act as they are in so many other industries as well. So, it is safe to assume that the larger the walk-in freezer, the more powerful the refrigeration system will need to be. This will discourage you from buying a freezer that is more space than you really need since you will give up not only physical real estate for it, but also more money, a larger refrigeration system and a higher cost to operate.
While shopping around, also keep in mind that your space may limit your options when it comes to the location of the refrigeration system, as it is not only the space of the freezer you need to consider, but that the refrigeration system increases in size as well. If you have a very low ceiling, or can’t install the proper ventilation, you may need to go with a side-mounted or remote configuration. Don’t forget that the ventilation takes up room too. Either way, if you call on experts, such as your St Louis Refrigeration Installation near Maryland Heights, what seems a bit overwhelming in terms of content and vastness of information, can be cleared up in a jiffy.