Lab freezers consume the most substantial amount of power among all other components in the biological lab. The older ones consume more energy by at least three percent. The cumulative amount of extra energy drives up the energy bills to unfathomable levels each year. It is, however, possible to regulate the amount of consumable energy to save the money used.
How does the lab freezer consume extra energy
Opening the door
Opening the door requires the freezer to use more power to regain its original temperature settings. You can save energy by using flammable fridge gas, which will save up to fifteen percent.
Small lab freezers are more expensive
The smaller sized freezers consume more power than large fridges. Consider allocating one room to freezers, so that you can purchase the smaller sized ones that will serve you better than a few big ones.
The digital temperature is not accurate
The digital age relies on digital displays to indicate specific temperatures. There is an invariability between the digital screens and the actual values. This difference arises from the positions of the sensors in the freezer. There are three sensors in different parts of the fridge. Learning the position the sensors according to the device’s manual will help you estimate better readings for the items.
Warm samples cause damage
Room temperature work samples should not be in the lab freezer. The -45 degree Celsius set point will cause a mechanical breakdown due to the introduction of profoundly different samples. It is more advisable to use the blast freezer for warmer items. Transfer them to the lab bench, then place them in the lab freezer.
Frost is common
It is ubiquitous for ultra-low temperature freezers to have a buildup of frost. Frost forms when low temperatures freeze the humidity in the fridge. Using small wattage bypass heaters will keep the frost away from the gasket around the door.
Do not overload the top
Freezers need proper ventilation to maintain the right temperatures in the interior. Keep at least eight inches at the top and five inches on the sides. Remove anything that would the obstruct airflow to support useful functionality.
Schedule regular checkups to diagnose possible problems before they happen or graduate to the next stage of damage. This arrangement will help keep the repair costs low and manageable.
Older freezers get looser components with time. Call a certified technician to check for aged engineering to reduce the noise levels and maintain a pleasant laboratory atmosphere.
Secure entry to the freezer to manage the number of people who have access to items. Modern fridges from Freezer Concepts will have computerized login credentials. The stored log credentials will help you identify the candidate who misuses work samples.
The voltage-monitoring device will identify fluctuations in electrical power. It will also safeguard against damage of the equipment and possibly damage the samples inside. Talk to Freezer Concepts to find the best fit for your lab. Our tech-enabled freezers will help in the management of inventory with ease.