American Services offers a wide range of commercial refrigeration services in St. Louis County, including installation, repair, and maintenance.
If you are looking for a new refrigeration system for your commercial operation, here are some costs saving tips.
The draw to buying a used refrigeration system can be alluring particularly if you are trying to save on expenses and stay within your business budget. Keep in mind that you should be cautious and be sure to meticulously inspect the used unit so you don’t end up paying more for parts and repair than you paid for the used unit itself.
Regardless of whether you decide on a new or used refrigeration unit, establishing a routine schedule for cleaning and maintenance are the best ways to ensure years of worry-free service from your commercial refrigerator.
In order to make sure you purchase the best possible pre-owned commercial refrigeration unit there are several considerations you may want to consider;
- Thoroughly inspect the unit inside and out for any signs of excessive wear and tear. Tune in to areas such as the door gasket and evaporator fins. Cracked or dried out gasket will need to be replaced. If the evaporator fins are damaged or bent, the machine will deliver decreased performance.
- Look for signs of mold or corrosion. Check the frame and doors or anything else that is metal for signs of corrosion that indicates poor maintenance, if it smells musty or moldy, do not purchase that unit because the odor will adversely affect the flavor of fresh food.
- Call the manufacturer with any questions.
Keep in mind that many experts feel buying used commercial refrigeration units are the worst products to buy used because compressors on used models have a potential to burn out. Replacing the compressor on a refrigeration unit can cost $1,000 or more.