Businesses like restaurants, hotels, coffee shops need to keep food and drinks cool, so having functional commercial refrigeration equipment, including ice machines, is essential. If you’re concerned about the current state of your ice machine, here are a few signs it may be time to look for a replacement.
How to Tell When You Need a New Ice Machine for Your Business
1. Problems With Energy Efficiency
Have you noticed higher utility bills at your business with no explanation? If so, the problem could be your ice machine. As components wear down, your machine will require more energy for the same output. If this wear isn’t addressed in a timely manner, you’re likely to feel a financial impact.
2. Equipment Leaks
Unlike other types of commercial refrigeration equipment, which mainly keep items cool, an ice machine is also connected to a supply of water. When issues arise, you may find leaks both inside and outside of the machine, depending on the nature of the problem. While leaks are sometimes easily fixed—for example, if the ice machine isn’t on level ground—in other cases, replacement is necessary.
3. Issues With Ice Production
A water inlet controls the flow of water entering the machine when making ice. Damage to the inlet, such as a leak in the line, may stop the water flow and ice production. Clogs can also occur within water filters, which keeps ice from making its way into the basin.
Whether you notice the above signs or have had your ice machine for many years, it may be time for an upgrade. In Honolulu, Aloha State Services has provided commercial refrigeration maintenance and installation to local businesses since 1984. Their experienced technicians can advise you on whether your ice machine is repairable or requires a replacement. Learn more about their services online, or call (808) 832-2622 to make an appointment today.