Whether it is for a commercial facility or a large residential facility, purchasing a walk-in cooler can be a large investment, so it is important to do your homework. There are different types of walk-ins — ones that cool and walk-ins that freeze foods and there are also combination units that do both.
One of the major considerations facing you is the size of the unit you need. The size of the walk-in cooler you choose should be equivalent to the number of meals you intend to serve daily. For example, if you operate a restaurant the typical size walk-in cooler is about 1.5 cubic feet of storage for each meal you intend to serve on a daily basis. It’s better to have too much storage space than not enough; but your walk-in shouldn’t be exorbitantly large because your monthly operating cost generally increases as its size increases.
Another consideration is power. If your system is underpowered it will run often and wear out quickly. If your system is overpowered it will not cycle enough to effectively remove humidity from the box and may cause icing.
There are different types of refrigeration systems with different purposes and benefits. For example, remote refrigeration can be located outdoors when your walk-in is located indoors. This is beneficial because you’re not adding heat or noise to the room where the walk-in operates.
Walk-in coolers and commercial refrigerators of all types are a Walk-In King specialty. Walk-ins are an important part of many industries, and we can create a custom walk-in cooler to fit your specific needs quickly and cost-effectively. For more information, give us a call today.