Whether you have a commercial refrigerator for your restaurant, for your flower business, or even for a medical purpose, you have to replace the unit periodically so you can upgrade to a newer, more efficient model. While a commercial refrigerator is complex in size and operation, the unit may appear easy to install. However, you should never install a commercial fridge on your own. Hire an HVAC specialist to handle the commercial refrigeration installation for you. Here are just a few of the main reasons why you should never install this type of appliance on your own.
You may void any warranties
Whether you are buying a new or used model, a commercial refrigerator is not a cheap investment. Any replacement refrigeration unit you buy that comes with a warranty is a benefit to your business in the event the unit fails for any reason. If you install your commercial appliance on your own, however, you risk voiding the warranty, especially if something goes wrong during the installation process.
Rather than try to save a few dollars by installing your new fridge yourself, have the company you buy your unit from install your unit or have your HVAC specialist do it for you. This way, you have a record that the appliance was installed by a professional and you can keep your warranty intact. This will protect your investment longer and can save you money on repairs in the near future, should they be needed.
You may damage the unit or yourself
A commercial refrigerator is a large appliance that is heavy and can be difficult to install. You want to make sure you use the right electrical voltage for the appliance as well as provide enough space behind the unit so the appliance doesn't overheat. You also want to ensure all electrical components are sound and that the outlet chosen for the commercial fridge is appropriate.
Failure to install your unit correctly can lead to damage to the refrigerator or poor operation if the unit does work. You also risk putting yourself in danger of electrocution or having the unit fall on you if you install it on your own without experience. For this reason, it's best to hire a professional to install your commercial refrigerator. There are companies that specialize in this type of work who can quickly and easily get your new fridge running, and they can even do it during the business hours that work best for you.