Do I Need Cellar Cooling?
There are various types of cooling available to owners and managers of large commercial buildings, and one such type is cellar cooling.
It’s a somewhat lesser-known form of cooling, but if your business makes use of a cellar, whether that’s to store food or drink for a bar or other temperature-sensitive items, then it can be very useful. Godfrey & Lappage Services are going to talk through the various benefits of cellar cooling here.
What are the benefits of a cellar cooler?
Cellar cooling is crucial in preserving the quality of things such as fruit, vegetables, flower products and certain liquids, the latter making it a popular choice for the cooling of bars and pubs.
Take beer, for example: storing cask beer at temperatures higher than 13°C will cause it to spoil, which is not only inconvenient, but can cost a significant amount of money in lost product. Having a cooling system in your cellar will preserve the beer, ensuring it is safe to drink and sell to your customers – no need to worry about losing money on spoiled product.
Using your cellar cooler
To make sure that your cellar cooler is working as it should be, it can be useful to install some thermometers in the cellar. This can help you check for hot or cold spots, which are signs of inefficient performance from your cooler. Fridges, freezers and other appliances which generate heat should be kept away from the cellar cooler – if the room is warmer, the cooler will have to work a lot harder to keep the temperature down, which can overwork the system and shorten its lifespan.
Be sure to maintain your cellar cooler regularly. This doesn’t require any technical expertise or back-breaking labour – simply wipe down the safety bars on the front of the cooler and the cooling fins on the back to get rid of dust and debris. Dust can hamper the effectiveness of the cooler, which means it has to use more energy, which results in higher energy bills.
Keep your cooler turned on overnight; believe it or not, leaving your cooler turned on 24 hours a day is much more energy efficient than turning it off at night and back on in the morning. If you turn it off, when you turn it back on, your cooler has to work hard to get back to the correct temperature, which uses a lot of energy.
When used properly, cellar coolers are incredibly effective at keeping produce cool for extended periods of time. For the highest quality cellar cooler services, look no further than Godfrey & Lappage – with over 100 years of experience serving customers in London and the home counties, we’re always ready to help. Get in touch with us today to find out more.