Walk In Coldroom
The What, Where & How?
It’s amazing to think that before the 1800s, mechanical refrigeration didn’t exist at all. Can you imagine a world where businesses didn’t have access to useful equipment such as a bar fridge, chilled food cabinet, or walk in coldroom? While modern-day humans are so critically dependent on our fridges and freezers to keep food fresh, how have people managed this over the course of history?
Early methods of refrigeration were as simple as storing food in cold cellars below ground, or buckets submerged within wells. People also made use of streams, or would freeze food in lakes over the winter season. Unsurprisingly, snow and ice have been used as a source of cooling throughout history, with ice boxes a more recent example prior to the invention of refrigerators.
It’s safe to say that the convenience of modern refrigeration is a luxury we take for granted. Just think how difficult it would have been to preserve food in larger quantities as today’s commercial businesses do! Thankfully, solving that problem is precisely how inventions such as the walk in cooler came about.
What is a Walk In Coldroom?
A walk in cooler, also referred to as a commercial refrigerator or coldroom is a large-scale refrigerator that is used for storing refrigerated food in bulk or larger items that require cooling. Its shelving is conveniently designed to enable easy access, and efficient use of storage space. Depending on their intended purpose, these commercial refrigerators come in a range of different sizes and shapes to suit.
In order to maintain the required temperature set by the thermostat, cold rooms and freezer rooms produce cold air in the evaporator (inside). The air is circulated through the room with fans. The heat from inside in rejected through the condensing unit (outside). The required temperature is generally determined by a set point on a thermostat / digital controller. This is supported by robust insulation and airtight door seals, which minimise impact of outside temperatures and the amount of energy required to keep the product inside cool.
Where Would You Use a Walk In Cooler?
Due to the strict food safety regulations that businesses operating in the food industry must adhere to, it’s vital that their technology and equipment is up to the task. Some of the most common examples of businesses who rely on these commercial refrigerators to safely store and preserve their products include:
- Cafes and restaurants
- Liquor stores
- Convenience stores
- Butcher shops
- Funeral homes
- Cold stores
Whatever your business may be, “BEAR” in mind that purchasing a walk in coldroom or another type of commercial refrigeration system is just the beginning. If you want your equipment to live a long and productive life, you’ll need to look after it. Selecting the right type of refrigeration for your needs is a great first step, and will certainly save you trouble further down the line. Fortunately, BEARS Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Services have the solution for all of your commercial refrigeration requirements.
How BEARS Can Help With Your Walk In Coolroom
Whether you’re in the market for a walk in coldroom or another type of refrigeration system, you can rely on BEARS to supply you with the best product to meet your needs. Our team is comprised of qualified and experienced tradespeople who take an innovative and creative approach to all aspects of your installation.
This might mean conducting work during the early hours of the morning to avoid traffic complications, or using a helicopter for a rooftop installation – and yes, we have done this! One way or another, the BEARS team has a strong track record when it comes to delivering efficient and effective solutions – just ask our satisfied customers!
Another reason for choosing BEARS to look after your commercial refrigeration is our experience in the industry. With more than 3 decades under our belt, we know our way around refrigeration systems. When you need quality and professional repairs on your walk in coldroom or other equipment, we have the knowledge and skills to do the job right.
We also offer ongoing preventative maintenance contracts / services that will save you money and stress in the long-run. Did you know that the lifespan of your commercial refrigeration system can be easily improved simply through regular preventative maintenance? This enables the detection and repair of small issues, before they can result in a significantly more expensive problem.
Furthermore, because we understand that disaster often strikes at the worst possible moment, BEARS offers an emergency breakdown service that’s available 24/7, 365 days a year. Whether it’s Christmas, New Year’s day, or Easter weekend – we’ll be there to help!