The Benefits of Building Cold Storage Facilities in the Philippines | Magic Aire Industries Inc.

The Benefits of Building Cold Storage Facilities in the Philippines

A cold storage facility or cold room is a storage space where low temperature is maintained. It’s an ideal place to store meat, fruits, vegetables, and other perishable items, as the low temperature helps in prolonging their shelf life. A cold room plays a vital role in the supply and demand of goods, as it withstands seasons, helping distribute fresh produce all year round.

 

Why Build a Cold Room in the Philippines?

Lowers the Rate of Food Spoilage

The food industry is the number one sector in need of cold storage facilities. Storing food in low temperatures slows down the rate of chemical change and reduces the growth of microorganism enzymes in food. By keeping them in a cold room, the amount of food spoilage is reduced to a minimum. The Philippines, being an agricultural country, would significantly benefit from having cold rooms. According to Agriculture Secretary William Dar, “With more cold storage facilities located near major farm production areas, trading centers, livestock slaughterhouses and poultry dressing facilities, fishing grounds and municipal fish ports, we will be able to reduce post-harvest losses by at most 35 percent that could be added up to the national food supply, thus bringing down prices for the benefit of millions of Filipinos” (2020). Cold rooms would allow farmers both in the land and aqua farming sectors to store their produce and keep them fresh for longer periods of time. Not only would this make food distribution much more efficient, it would also significantly lessen the amount of food waste in the country.

 

Provides Fruit Ripening Solutions

Aside from prolonging shelf life, some cold storage units can also speed up the ripening process of fruits using a specially designed ripening chamber. This ripening chamber is “made from a structure of insulated sandwiched panels and is equipped with an airtight door to control the temperature” (Nilkamal Pvt Ltd., 2018). This cold room feature would significantly help markets and restaurants in controlling fruit ripening levels, enabling them to adjust according to the level of ripeness they need for their business.

 

Maintains the Potency of Vaccines and Other Temperature-Sensitive Drugs

The medical industry is another sector requiring the use of cold storage units. With COVID-19 vaccines slowly being rolled out, a cold room is vital in ensuring proper distribution and maintaining vaccine potency. The World Health Organization (WHO) cites the cold room as “a system of storing and transporting vaccines at recommended temperatures from the point of manufacture to the point of use” (2020). Having cold room facilities across the many municipalities in the Philippines would help maintain the potency of vaccines for the use of all Filipinos.

 

Energy- and Cost-Efficient

A well-maintained cold storage facility guarantees lower energy bills compared to when using multiple traditional refrigerators and freezers. Its airtight construction enables it to retain its low indoor temperature for longer periods of time—even in cases of power outages. Holistically, the cold room’s ability to prolong shelf life by controlling moisture levels will keep spoilage to a minimum, thus saving you money in the long run.

 

Notable Features of a Cold Room

Temperature-Adjustable Control

One of the main features that makes a cold room very handy is its temperature-adjustable control. Your typical cold storage unit can have temperatures varying from negative thirty degrees Celsius to positive thirty degrees Celsius. It can go from being a drying room maintaining low moisture content to being a blast freezer. You can adjust the temperature level according to your needs.

 

A cold room also has an airtight construction which helps in maintaining the temperature inside. This protects items from being affected by extreme weather conditions and temperature changes occurring outside the unit.

 

Customizability

A cold storage facility can be tailor-made with the right size, shape, type, and refrigerant system to meet your particular needs. You can customize it according to the allotted space you have at home or your establishment, to fit all your perishable items, or even to cater to each vaccine brand’s unique needs. Its customizability increases efficiency and ensures maximum optimization of the cold storage unit for each distinctive user.

 

Portability

Some cold storage units are designed to be portable. This enables the safe and efficient transport of perishable goods from the manufacturer to the end user. Despite the drastic temperature changes that occur during transport, a cold room can successfully maintain the required temperature level for each unique product, thus preserving its quality and potency when it reaches its destination.

 

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A cold storage unit can truly be a profitable investment, beneficial for both personal and/or business use. It preserves the shelf life of all your perishable items in the most cost-effective way possible. You can customize your cold room according to the size, shape, and type you require. Here at Magic Aire, we have all the equipment you need to customize your cold room—from refrigerants and condensing units to insulation material and other cold room accessories. Check out our website for more details on these products.

 

References

Crisostomo, S. (2020, October 5). DOH plans to build cold storage facilities for possible vaccine. The Philippine Star. https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/10/25/2052116/doh-plans-build-cold-storage-facilities-possible-vaccine

 

Nilkamal Pvt Ltd. (2018, July 6). The Importance of Cold Storage Solutions For Any Business. https://medium.com/@Nilkamal_MH/the-importance-of-cold-storage-solutions-for-any-business-4156b11ba27c

 

Simeon, L. M. (2020, March 1). DA calls for more cold storage facilities. The Philippine Star. https://www.philstar.com/business/agriculture/2020/03/01/1997067/da-calls-more-cold-storage-facilities

Why Is It Important to Have Clean Air Conditioner Coils?

With 2020 soon drawing to a close, is your air conditioner unit still performing at its best? Is it able to effectively cool down your homes or buildings? If not, it might be time to clean your air conditioner coils.

 

What are Air Conditioner Coils?

Air conditioner coils play an integral role in the cooling process. They transfer heat energy into and out of a room or building. There are two types of coils. First, there is the evaporator coil, which is found in the indoor unit. It absorbs heat and humidity from indoor air and with the help of the blower fan, sends back cool air. Then, there is the condenser coil, which is positioned in the outdoor part of your A/C unit. Its main job is to release the collected heat from the indoors to the outside.

Given their key role in the cooling process, maintaining your air conditioner coils is of utmost importance. Having clean coils guarantees the health and longevity of your air conditioner. It also helps you save money and energy in the long run.

Why Is It Important to Have Clean Air Conditioner Coils?

Constant airflow often includes dirt, dust, pet dander, and other debris that can easily accumulate on your coil surfaces. Dirty coils can negatively affect your air conditioner’s health and the user’s comfort. Here are several reasons why it’s important to have clean A/C coils:

 

Better Heat Absorption and Cooling Efficiency

The buildup of dirt and other pollutants forces coils to work harder in absorbing and releasing heat. If heat energy isn’t properly transferred into and out of a building, the cooling capacity of your air conditioner is significantly lessened. If the coils are kept clean, however, they would be able to absorb heat better and provide improved cooling efficiency.

Normal Operating Temperatures

Aside from overworked evaporator and condenser coils, fans and compressors would also be put in a significant amount of strain when there is a buildup of dirt. This strain requires a rise in operating temperatures in order to continue producing the desired cooling effect indoors. With clean coils, you would be able to maintain normal operating temperatures and save your air conditioner unit from undue stress.

Sustainable and Cost-Effective Energy Consumption

If your coils are dirty and aren’t at peak performance, your air conditioner unit is compelled to work harder to compensate. This means that more energy is being used, increasing your operating costs and pushing you to spend more money in order to keep your house or building cool. Cleaning your coils can cut down on personal expenses and help save the environment.

Prevention of Rust Formation and Corrosion

As most coils are made of copper and attached to thin “fins” made of aluminum or steel material, they are thus very delicate and susceptible to rust. If not properly maintained, the mixture of air pollutants and moisture from the cooling process can cause corrosion and the buildup of rust. This is why it is very important to take good care of your A/C coils and their fins.

Prevention of Frost Buildup

When your evaporator coil is filled with dirt and dust, the absorbed water vapor from your indoor air might freeze instead of condensing into liquid form. Over time, your evaporator coil might completely frost over, raising your operating temperatures and eventually resulting in system failure. If you keep your A/C coils clean, frost buildup and other damages can be averted.

Optimum Comfort

As dirty coils ultimately reduce cooling efficiency, your air conditioner would not be able to cool down your space like it’s supposed to. Your indoor air would remain humid and stuffy. To guarantee optimum comfort, keep your coils clean. This way, heat from the inside would be properly absorbed and cool refreshing air would be returned inside your home.

Lower Potential for System Failure, Major Repairs, and Replacement

Dirt buildup and the blockage of airflow in your evaporator coil can cause your compressor to increase its operating temperatures. This may ultimately lead to the breakdown of the component. The compressor is one of the most costly A/C components to replace. System failure, major repairs, and the replacement of an entire air conditioner unit can be avoided if you keep your coils clean.

 

How to Clean Your Air Conditioner Coils

If you’re already considering cleaning your air conditioner coils, Magic Aire has some top-notch coil cleaners that you can use. These coil cleaners are formulated to clean and sanitize both your outdoor condenser coil and your indoor evaporator coil.

For the Condenser Coil

K.O. Dirt Blaster

PHP 1680

 

K.O. Dirt Blaster is a high pressure cleaner and degreaser for small condenser coils typically found in air conditioners, restaurant and food service refrigeration, and electrical and mechanical equipment. It effectively strips off dirt and cooking grease without a water rinse. It is easy and safe to use, quick-drying, and has a pleasant scent.

For the Evaporator Coil

 

Coil-Cure

PHP 650/can

PHP 600 for bulk orders (MOQ of 12 cans)

 

Coil-Cure is a mild-strength, alkaline foaming formula designed to clean and deodorize your evaporator coil. It controls mold and mildew, cuts grease and grime without scrubbing, and does not require water rinsing after use. In line with COVID-19 safety measures, Coil-Cure is also EPA registered, proven effective in disinfecting A/C evaporator coils, HVAC catchpans, floors, walls, and other surfaces against emerging viral pathogens like SARS-CoV-2 and the Canine Parvovirus.

LU-VE, Castel, Tecumseh Seminar

We hold seminars to train and equip our technicians with the knowledge and skills that would make a competitive mark in the industry. This was one of the many seminars for LU-VE, Castel and Tecumseh held last September 2011.

Emerson and Harris Seminar

This is one of the many seminars we conduct for our technicians on brands like Emerson and Harris. This seminar was conducted last August 25, 2011.