Refrigeration Insights - Commercial and Personal!


With the entrance of refrigeration, homeowners and businesses can now store food for a longer period of time without getting it spoilt. The refrigerants in businesses keep the final food as well as the ingredients cold by dismissing the heat and keeping the food fresh and healthy. In the last decade, the technology has revolutionized and new heat eliminating refrigerants have taken birth. In detail, know how does a business refrigeration unit work.



     The Cooling Mechanism:

Works on the second law of thermodynamics - any refrigerant works around this whether old or new! This means, if two different items are put together having different temperatures then the travelling path of the heat is from the warmer item to the colder object. This process is used by commercial refrigeration unit worldwide; with the help of a refrigerant solution, the heat present inside the food in the refrigeration unit is transferred to the refrigerant. The refrigerants follow another principle - as when the gasses expand, they cool and when they are compressed they get heated up.

     Know About The Refrigerant:

Today, we cannot deny the fact that refrigerant is the essence of the refrigeration units. In the ancient times, the most common refrigerant was Freon;for both air conditioners and refrigerators. Unfortunately, it was dangerous for our planet as it depleted the ozone layer around the Earth due to which the harmful UV rays were able to make hazardous changes in the climate and temperature of the Earth.  The replacement of Freon is Tetrafluoroethane which is now improving the effectiveness of the refrigerants along with being safe for our environment. Today, expert companies like Alta Refrigeration are helping businesses to use the refrigerants to their optimum level without disturbing the climate of our planet Earth.

Is Maintenance of Refrigeration Unit Vital?

As the advancement in the technology realm is producing new kinds of refrigeration systems which are cost effective and are great for the environment, the biggest question still remains the same - is maintenance important or getting rid of the old unit and buying a new one is a smart choice?

The fridge, the beer cellar, cold room, freezer etc work continuously which involves a higher level of electrical costs. Now if these are not purchased according to the need, are not installed properly, or are not used in a proper manner then chances are that millions of dollars will be added to the electric cost and your recurring cost will shoot-up like anything. A fact most of the people do not know is that due to a dirty or a blocked condenser, the electric cost rises up to 23%.

Therefore, anything that is being used on a regular basis needs maintenance at least once in a year and it it is done frequently, then you may end up saving a lot of money on these machines as their lifespan increases with proper maintenance. Nothing is more important than the maintenance of these pieces of equipment if the business model is such that it cannot work without these.