Summer HVAC and Refrigeration Tips for Restaurants

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Summer is just around the corner. It’s time to break out the patio furniture and put the heaters away in storage. With the warmer temperatures approaching, every savvy restaurateur knows to retrieve their end of spring checklist to guarantee this season is as smooth as it can be.

Preventative maintenance is key to protecting your bottom line. From refrigeration to HVAC, there are multiple things you can do to ensure your restaurant operates free of preventable mechanical woes that stand in your way of a successful summer season. Here are some Summer HVAC and refrigeration tips:

Refrigeration Tips

When was the last time you had your coolers serviced?

It is recommended that all refrigeration is professionally serviced twice a year and the cost of losing refrigeration, even for a few days, can be devastating to any restaurant.

May is the perfect time to schedule a refrigeration inspection. As restaurateurs, we like to think we can handle every issue that arises in our buildings, but trained professionals know exactly which problem areas to inspect. Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Is the motor and compressor functioning properly?
  • Are there any parts with wear that need to be replaced to prevent mechanical failure?
  • Are the thermometers calibrated and the refrigeration levels adequate?

It is also important to keep in mind that DIY repairs can risk your units’ warranties.

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Maintain your BOH and FOH

With your back of the house refrigeration maintenance scheduled, it is time to take a look at the front of the house preparation. Scheduling an HVAC service and inspection can save you more than you think in money and stress. An HVAC unit that is operating at sub-par levels can cost up to 50% more than a serviced unit!

Schedule a tune-up service with your specialist and they will help you reach the optimal operating levels. Also, make sure your filters, coils, and cooling towers are clean and ducts are free of dust and debris. Now is the time to make any repairs to create a hospitable and comfortable environment for your guests and employees.

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86 Repairs

86 Repairs is a repair and management platform. “Restaurant operators count on us to handle repairs so they can focus their time, money, and energy on elevating the guest experience,” says Daniel Estrada, CEO of 86 Repairs.

Maintenance can take up a lot of time and energy while trying to focus on other parts of restaurant operations. With the help of 86 Repairs, restaurant owners can access data-driven insights, reduce R&M costs, and spend less time worrying about equipment repairs.

Let’s Talk

Did these summer HVAC and Refrigeration tips help you plan out what you need to do for your restaurant these upcoming months?

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Published by Jay Bandy

Restaurant and Franchising Professional. President of Goliath Consulting Group. A restaurant consultancy based in Atlanta, GA

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