Which refrigeration system is right for me?

3 mins read Commercial Refrigeration, Tips and Guides

Which refrigeration system is right for me?


If you are a Sydney business providing services or products that require cooling, you probably have a refrigeration unit or are considering getting one.

This machinery could contribute a lot to your business but could also be a hindrance.

To maximise efficiency, ensure your refrigeration unit is right for you. Here is a quick guide on how to find the best choice.

Step 1 – Assess your needs

Before investing in anything for your business, assessing what you need is important.

Do you supply meats, cold drinks or chemicals that need cooling? Or perhaps you need storage units rather than display units?

These are important questions to ask yourself as they will impact your choices.

Do a stocktake of what exactly you need refrigerated and whether you need storage, display or a mix of both cooling units.

Next, assess the available space in your business establishment to help deduce what unit size you could house without impeding on the rest of the property.

Perhaps a custom-designed unit is necessary for you.

Remember, you can’t proceed with the selection process without determining what you need first. So, see that the refrigeration unit you plan to buy ticks all the boxes.

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Step 2 – Decide on an installer

If you know that you need a refrigeration unit, whether a new one or an update, it is important to choose the right installers.

You could pick the right type of fridge, but the wrong installers can make the whole thing a nightmare.

Also, picking the right installers early on can make the rest of the process easier and more convenient.

Explaining your needs to an expert will allow them to recommend products, services and solutions you may otherwise be unaware of.

The right installer needs to be expert, experienced and qualified. We have a more detailed blog article that explains how to choose the right fridge mechanic.’

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Step 3 – Decide and communicate

Now that you have listed your needs and picked someone to assist you, you need to decide what refrigeration unit you should buy.

Cake displays, deli counters, food display units, and other commercial fridges are all great options for stores that display items.

For larger displays, you may need a grocery or liquor cool room.

If you need storage, a cool room or industrial refrigeration unit could be best for you.

But again, you may need a custom design option, which only a select number of Sydney installers can use.

Communicate well with your installer to verify choices and receive potential deals and advice.

This is your business, so don’t be afraid to speak up and express your needs. You don’t want to decide and install and then be stuck with something you didn’t need, or you need more.

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These are just a few points to consider when selecting a refrigeration unit for your business.

For more information or a deeper expert opinion, contact the friendly and knowledgeable team at JD Refrigeration on 0404 840 296. We are the Sydney cool room experts that can help you choose the right unit!