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Commercial Refrigeration Jacksonville & Northeast Florida

A commercial kitchen is a like a machine in it of itself. It only works efficiently when all of the parts are functioning in sync. At the center of this functioning machine is reliable commercial refrigeration designed to store your perishable goods.

A commercial refrigerator is a tremendous investment. For this reason, it's important to research all of your options so you can make the right choice for your commercial needs. Should you rush into a buy based on preliminary look and feel, you could be spending an unnecessary amount of money and time on a unit that is not right for your kitchen.

When purchasing a new commercial refrigeration unit, there are a lot of questions that need to be answered:

  • What size do I need?
  • Top mount or bottom mount?
  • Glass door or solid door?

To choose the right commercial refrigeration unit, it's best to answer all of these questions during the process.

Why Choose a Commercial Refrigerator?

A commercial refrigerator has many advantages over a residential unit. One of the biggest features is the strength of the compressor. A commercial refrigerator is outfitted with a stronger compressor that is designed to handle the rigorous function required of a bustling commercial kitchen. The compressor is outfitted to stay cold even in the warmest of conditions so it can keep food at an optimal, safe temperature. To ensure your food meets safety requirements, it's ideal to buy commercial rather than residential.

What Size Should I Get?

The size of your refrigerator is determined by important factors regarding your commercial kitchen's needs. You will have to answer a few questions about your needs in order to determine the right commercial refrigeration unit, including the scale of your business and the room it will require. You first step is to measure the area and allot a few inches in every direction for proper air flow. Next, determine the amount of food you'll be storing and preparing on a daily basis.

Top or Bottom Mount?

What's the difference between a top or bottom mount refrigeration and how will it affect my commercial kitchen? The difference between a commercial refrigerator with a top or bottom mount is the location of the compressor and the condensing unit.

Top mounts have more interior space because of the design. Also, the compressor and condenser are located at the top of the unit, the cavity of your refrigerator will be a little lower to the ground so you will have to bend a little lower to reach product stored at the bottom.

Bottom mounts are designed with the cavity of the refrigerator to be raised a little higher than the ground. Most operators use the top of the refrigerator as a storage space, however it is not really recommended by most factories.

To learn more about selecting the right commercial refrigeration equipment, contact the professionals at BG Refrigeration at (904) 620-0081. We'll be happy to provide you with a free, on-site consultation to provide our recommendations for superior commercial refrigeration.


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