5 Reasons to Retrofit Your Walk-In Cooler with a CoolBot Refrigeration System

Compressor failure. Frozen evaporator. Freon leak. Have any of these problems turned your walk-in cooler into a very expensive (not to mention highly impractical) paperweight?

If your cooler is just taking up space, or if you’re in a bind and need cold storage fast, consider replacing your traditional refrigeration system with a CoolBot refrigeration system.

The CoolBot system is simple. It’s just a CoolBot and a standard window air conditioner. That’s it. But don’t let the simplicity fool you. With a properly sized air conditioner, this system is capable of cooling a well-insulated room down to 34°F.

So, before you dial the repair company, consider these 5 reasons to retrofit your walk-in cooler with a CoolBot refrigeration system.

1. You’ll Never Have to Pay for HVAC Service Again

If you’ve had your cooler for any appreciable length of time, you’ve probably had to call an HVAC technician about the compressor at least once. Did the bill make you cringe?

High repair bills are not a necessary evil. With a CoolBot, you can eliminate HVAC service calls entirely!

As mentioned above, the system is just a CoolBot and a standard air conditioner. If something breaks, it’s usually the air conditioner. To fix it, all you have to do is buy a new air conditioner, which is both less expensive and faster than calling an HVAC technician. If something does ever go wrong with the CoolBot, call us and we’ll help you troubleshoot and fix it over the phone.

2. You Can DIY a Retrofit in Less Than 30 Minutes

If you already have an insulated cooler, you can change out the refrigeration system and be up and running in less time than it takes you to watch an episode of GoT. It’s also an entirely DIY project (though you might need someone to help you lift the air conditioner).

Watch this video to learn how.

As another advantage, if you have to replace the air conditioner at some point in the future, it’s an easy switch. So, if you have temperature-sensitive items in your cooler — like flowers or fresh produce — you won’t be left in the lurch. You’ll have a new cooler in roughly the time it takes you to get to Home Depot and back.

3. You’ll Get a Brand New Cooling System

Did you notice above that we said, “you’ll have a new cooler,” not “your cooler will be fixed”?

With traditional walk-in coolers, most repair activities are just a Band-Aid. You can fix what’s wrong, but you’ll never be able to return the cooler to like-new condition. Eventually, you’ll have to repair it again.

This is one of the main reasons the cooling experts at All Pro Coolers started offering CoolBot refrigeration systems to their customers. Austin Joshua Grimm, the company’s owner, told us: “Once you have problems with a traditional system, it will keep giving you problems. Your unit will never be new again.”

When you replace your traditional refrigeration with a CoolBot, you do get a brand new system. And every time you replace the air conditioner, you get a new system again.

4. You’ll Save Money on Electricity Costs

The previous points show you how you can save money in the short term. But the savings don’t stop there.
Together, the CoolBot and the air conditioner use up to 42% less energy than traditional cooling systems. By retrofitting your cooler now, you can lower your electricity bill, and your impact on the environment, for many years to come.

5. You’ll Be Able to Control the Temperature More Precisely

Regardless of what you store in your walk-in cooler (e.g., produce, meat, flowers, and so on), maintaining your desired temperature is important. In some industries, like food, it’s highly regulated — the FDA and USDA have strict temperature requirements to ensure food safety.

How confident are you that your cooler is not too hot, not too cold, but just right?

With many traditional systems, you can adjust the temperature dial along a 0 to 7 scale, but you can’t set the exact temperature you want. With the CoolBot, you can. And independent third parties, like the folks at All Pro Coolers, have done validation tests to verify that the temperatures are accurate.

Are you ready to put an end to your refrigeration problems by retrofitting your cooler with a CoolBot? Click here to buy one or here to learn more about how it works.

Comments 6

  1. I have a coolbot with an LG airconditioner 12000 BTU keeping my 26′ insulated container at a resonable low temperature 52F My question is can I get the coolbot to reach lower temps inside the container? I do not open it and all is keeping cold is a bunch of wax comb in order to have it save from the Hive Beetle who otherwise would spoil the frames. If it is possible let me know on how to tweak the sysytem. The airconditioner is running 24/7. Pls let me know. Michael

    1. Hi Michael,
      Thanks for reaching out to us and for using the amazing CoolBot.
      For that area you have (~208sqft) we are pretty much maxed out with that 12K unit. As a matter of fact, we would recommend a 15KBTU unit for that kind of space to be able to reach low 50’s comfortably, which is the main reason why your unit is running constantly. If you want to get to lower temperatures, we would recommend you to use a 24Kbtu A/C unit, which is the recommended size for our customers who have 20ft insulated containers.

    1. For a cooler size of 42 sq ft (assuming a 8 ft ceiling), we could get to a temperature of 35°F using a 15K BTU A/C, as long as the room is airtight and insulated to at least R25 all around with a rigid foam material and your door openings are kept to a maximum of 5 per hour.

  2. Building a 12×12 cooler with 10′ ceiling want it to get down to 32deg what size unit is required? Thanks JD

    1. The lowest recommended setting is 34°F to make sure the A/C does not freeze up. For a 12’x12’x10′ cooler, it would need 36K BTU of cooling, so either two 18K BTU window A/Cs and CoolBots or one 36K BTU mini-split and CoolBot. That is with the room being insulated floor to ceiling to R25 or better with a closed cell foam insulation.

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