When a big piece of electrical or refrigeration equipment like a reach-in refrigerator bites the dust, business owners need a solution that’s quick and reliable. Kitchens work like well-oiled machines, and one hitch in the matrix could send all the pieces tumbling to the ground. To avoid this kind of disaster, make sure you stay up to date on the operational efficiency of all your appliances and have a backup plan in case of emergency.
During the summer months, your refrigerator was probably working harder than ever to maintain cool temperatures. This kind of overtime effort isn’t sustainable and could be the source of major drain on your energy costs. Keep an eye on your bills so that you notice any spikes. Any inefficiency could indicate underlying problems with your refrigerator.
Strange noises are some of the largest indicators that your refrigerator is on the verge of a breakdown. Another somewhat obvious sign is if you notice food won’t stay cold inside your fridge. When your refrigerator is ready to let go, it will probably find a way to tell you. Just make sure you are paying attention, so you can catch the warning signs.
Keep in mind that most appliances have a maximum life span of 10 years. It’s an important investment that you can protect with regular maintenance and upkeep but at some point it becomes cost ineffective to dump money on repairs. You may have some emotional attachment, but the time must come to say goodbye. On the bright side, getting a new unit will probably improve energy efficiency and cut your energy costs.