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).
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.