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SPECIALIZING IN COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL ICE MAKING AND REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT

Choosing the right Walk In Cooler

LOCATION IS EVERYTHING

A walk in cooler or freezer to store all of your perishable foods for your business is a large expense.  You want to make sure that you are making informed decision. The location of your cooler, indoors or outdoors is a very important decision.  Installing a unit that does not meet your needs can be a costly mistake.   Once the walk-in cooler or freezer is installed it will be a large hassle and waste of money if you change your the location. Here are some considerations to take into account.

Bally Walk-in Coolers and Freezers

Deer and Game Coolers Bally Walk-in Coolers and Freezers designed by Whites Warehouse

INDOOR WALK-IN REFRIGERATION

A few things to consider or ask when purchasing indoor walk-in refrigeration unit:

  • Do I have enough space?  Most indoor walk in coolers require 6-10 inches of air space above the unit and 2-5 inches on each side.  It is best to talk to an expert about this.
  • Budget
  • Do you need to access your food quickly and easily?
  • Will my floor be able to handle the unit or do I have to reinforce the floor?
  • Indoor units create a lot of heat.  Is this ok for my business?  Am I prepared to have my cooling cost increase in the summer?
  • Condensing unit location.
  • If you are in the restaurant or consumer based service, then you will want to consider a remote condenser.  Again, it is best to talk to a professional about your needs!

These are just a few things to consider before deciding on a indoor unit.

Contact us now to discuss your needs!

OUTDOOR WALK-IN REFRIGERATION

  • Cost! Generally an outdoor walk-in refrigeration cost more than a indoor.
  • Easy access for food deliveries.
  • Preserve space on the insideof your building.
  • Requires level ground or concrete slab.  Your installation expert should be able to help you determine this.
  • Location of condenser will be outside, therefore hot air willbe emitted outside.
  • Check building codes before purchase!
  • Uses more energy.

Need more information?  Contact us to discuss!

 

OTHER ITEMS TO CONSIDER:

SIZING

How much cold storage will you need and how much room do you have to install a walk-in cooler or freezer? We work with Bally Refrigerated boxes because the simplicity of design assures ease of assembly, and allows for future Walk-In refrigeration expansion or relocation.

STRUCTURAL SUPPORT AND FINISHES

In some situations steel support is needed to suit local site conditions, construction regulations, and/or wind, seismic, and snow loading
• Ceilings: Suspended, and Self supporting
• External steel shed structures
• Lateral steel bracing, and proper steel support

ROOFS AND FLOORS

Roofs:
All outdoor Walk-Ins must have a roof.
• Membrane roofs, with gutters and downspouts
• Pre-engineered Panel roofs
• Built-up type roofs roofs

Floors:
Whites Warehouse can provide design recommendations for many kinds of floor construction. We typically recommend:
• Bally floor panels on a concrete pad
• On-site fabricated built-in insulated floors

DOORS, ACCESSORIES AND FINISHES

Doors:
Hinged Entrance Doors:
• Various sizes to suit any installation
• Available panic hardware
• Anti-condensate heaters

Industrial Cold Storage Doors:
• Manual or power operation
• Single or double horizontal slide
• Vertical rise
• Sectional overhead
• Infitting

Finishes:

• Stucco-embossed Galvalume steel
• Stucco-embossed Aluminum
• Stucco-embossed Stainless steel
• Stucco-embossed White galvanized steel
• Stucco-embossed Sand-tan galvanized steel
• Smooth White galvanized steel
• Stainless steel
• Smooth White aluminum
• Galvanized steel
• Custom metal, color, & coatings

Accessories:

• Observation Windows
• Deadbolt Locks or Lockingbars
• Digital Thermometers & Alarms
• Dock: Seals, Shelters, Lights, and Levelers
• Partition Wall Panels
• Ante-rooms, loading docks,

We will work work with you to design your Walk-In Cooler or Freezer to meet your specific needs. Standard panel sizes and packaged refrigeration systems are offered as part of our Standard Walk-In Cooler and Freezer Quick Ship program, while custom sizes and offerings allow you to create any Walk-In Cooler or Freezer you desire.

We look forward to helping you decide and  build your walk-in refrigeration!

More information on our coolers available….Click here!

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