How to Dispose of Commercial Fridges

Every fridge or freezer has a limited lifespan. If a commercial fridge or freezer used by your business shows signs of nearing the end of its life span–such as the inability to maintain a consistent temperature, failing components or it is approaching 10 years of service–it’s important that you know how to dispose of it […]

How to Clean Commercial Refrigerator Condenser Coils

Most business owners are not likely to think about their commercial refrigerator coils until there’s a problem with the appliance. But, refrigerator coils are an integral part of any commercial refrigerator, whether a reach-in refrigerator for food service or a pharmacy refrigerator. They are responsible for dissipating heat from the appliance as the refrigerant passes […]

Commercial Freezer Temperature Range

When it comes to commercial freezers, the ideal temperature range is an important thing to consider. The right temperature can help keep food fresh and prevent the spoilage that leads to food waste. It can also reduce the risk of ice buildup in a glass door freezer, which can make it difficult to open the […]

How Often Should You Clean A Commercial Fridge?

Cleanliness is one of the most critical aspects of a successful commercial business, especially in businesses with customer-facing commercial refrigerators. Not only does regular fridge cleaning ensure that disease-causing mold, bacteria, and germs are kept away, but it also makes the unit look nicer and even last longer. When you clean your fridge regularly, you […]

What Refrigerant is Used in Commercial Refrigerators?

  Commercial refrigerators are an essential piece of equipment for any food service or pharmaceutical business. They provide a reliable and safe storage solution for perishable items, making sure that products are properly stored throughout their shelf life.  In this blog post, we will discuss the different refrigerants that are commonly used in commercial refrigerators, […]

How Cold Should a Commercial Freezer be?

Commercial freezers come in all shapes and sizes. There are small undercounter models, large walk-in freezers, and everything in between. But no matter what the size of your commercial freezer, one thing is always important: the temperature must be kept within certain limits to ensure food safety.  So, How cold should a commercial freezer be? […]

How Much Power Does a Commercial Refrigerator Use?

While commercial and industrial facilities have refrigerators, it’s not always straightforward to know how much power a commercial fridge consumes. For starters, a domestic refrigerator uses between 1 to 2 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per day, translating to electricity costs of $150 per annum per fridge. So what about commercial refrigerators? How many watts does it use, […]

When It Comes to Pharmacy, a Refrigerator is a Refrigerator Right?…Wrong.

Almost a decade ago, several U.S. states began to legislate around the use of refrigeration equipment in retail and commercial pharmacy operations. Since then we have witnessed a steady progression of state legislation that we expect, given the current pandemic, will find its way to most jurisdictions across the U.S. and Canada within a short […]


COVID-19 MESSAGE: As an essential workplace, HABCO Manufacturing will remain open during this time of crisis to ensure an ongoing supply of refrigeration to other essential businesses and services.  The health and safety of our employees and their families are a top priority. Accordingly, we are practicing stringent social distancing within the production facility as […]

Cassette® Refrigeration Blows Away Split Systems – Here’s Why!

The concept of refrigeration goes back to the ancient Roman and Chinese empires harvesting ice to preserve food. How things have changed. Mechanical refrigeration technology has come a long way. Yet if you think all modern refrigeration units are the same – think again.