Refrigerated Container Defrost Importance
Do you know of the importance to defrost your refrigerated container?
Most refrigerated “reefer” container owners are unaware of the importance of a regular defrost of the container.
With reefers, it is good practice to empty and thaw out your container(s) on a regular basis. A rough estimate would be every quarter. However, we would recommend defrosting your container more often if you see any ice buildup. It is also imperative to remind everyone that uses the container to keep the doors closed when it is not in use. Below are a couple examples of what ice buildup will look like.
Our Reefers are configured with automatic sensors to start the defrost process.
When you first plug in your container, the defrost might run every 3 hours. This is normal.
We stock Carrier and Thermo-King machines that come with user friendly controllers. These machines have an option to run a defrost cycle on a schedule, every 6, 9, 12, or 24 hours.
You may also run a defrost cycle manually with just the press of a button on the control panel.
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