If you are thinking about opening a restaurant or any other form of eatery business, you need a refrigeration room for storing foods, vegetables, fruits, meats and frozen treats. So as you set up your business and work on the layout, you should pay particular attention to cool room installation. If this facility is not designed correctly, it may present problems to your business in the future. This article will address three factors that you should consider when designing and installing a refrigeration room for your business.
Cool room design
The most important aspect of the refrigeration room's design will be its layout. Do you want a walk-in room or a standalone one? Your best choice will be determined by your preference and available space in the facility. A walk-in room is installed in the establishment, and this means that you build walls, add insulation and then bring in the cooling equipment. A walk-in cool room is suitable if you have adequate space in your facility to accommodate the design. On the other hand, a standalone cool room is bought from the store and assembled onsite or offsite. It is quick to put together as you won't have to make structural modifications to the building.
Cool room power needs
A cool room is like one of those power hungry devices that use up a lot of energy. So whether you are going for a walk-in or standalone design, you need to pay attention to its power needs. Are you planning on wiring the refrigeration room to an already existing circuit? Is the circuit capable of handling the energy requirements of the room? If not, the circuit will keep on tripping, and this will plunge your kitchen into the dark numerous times a day. So consider whether the existing circuits are capable of handling the cool room. If not, it would be best to install a dedicated circuit with the required power capabilities.
Future expansion needs
When you are just starting a business, you may be designing your food storage room with the current demand in mind. However, if you don't plan to move in the future, it would be ideal to think about future expansion needs. As your business grows, you will need to store more food, and this required additional space in the cool room. Design the space with this in mind. Reserve space for future storage needs. If this isn't possible, you can always buy an additional standalone refrigeration room to cater for your future storage needs.
Installing a refrigeration room for food storage requires a proper assessment of the current and future needs. Don't hesitate to contact a professional for insight.