Is Your Furnace Ready For Winter?

It's time to change your furnace filter! Remember, most air filters need to be changed at least once every 30 days. They need to be changed more often during summer and winter months when your system is running almost constantly.

Aside from being good for your unit, changing your filter regularly is good for your health. Air filters are designed to trap dust, mold, pollen, and other indoor air pollutants. These pollutants can aggravate allergies or asthma.   

Junior Auxiliary Scholarships Awarded

The Junior Auxiliary of Taney County recently selected its scholarship recipients for 2012.  We present a $500 scholarship to a senior at each high school in Taney County each year.   Because we want to encourage young people to volunteer in our community, we base part of our application process on their community volunteer efforts.  This year we are presenting $500 scholarships to Anna Palmer from Branson High School, Taylor Pierce from Hollister High School, Hannah Swift from Bradleyville High School, and Kaila Foutch from Forsyth High School.

How Your Walk In Freezer Works

Understanding your walk in freezer will save you money and frustration. Many refrigeration problems are caused by not understanding the operation of commercial refrigeration equipment.  The basic cycle of cooling and warming is the same as with a walk in cooler .  The walk in freezer in this example comes on at 0 degrees Farenheit and runs until the box pulls down to -5 degrees.

Understanding Your Walk In Cooler

Understanding your walk in cooler will save you money and frustration. Many refrigeration problems are caused by not understanding the operation of commercial refrigeration equipment.

Your walk in refrigerator is very similar to a commercial reach-in refrigerator. It is not similar to a residential refrigerator. A household refrigerator is actually a freezer that uses some of the freezer’s air to cool the refrigerator part.

Commercial Refrigeration Maintenance

Most reach-in coolers/freezers and walk-in coolers/freezers seem virtually indestructible and problem free, but you will get longer life out of yours by following these safety and maintenance tips.  Clean the door gaskets and hinges regularly.  The door gaskets are made of rubber and can rot more easily if they are caked with food or grime, which weakens their sealing properties.  They can be safely cleaned with a solution of baking soda and warm water.  Hinges can be rubbed with a bit of petroleum jelly to keep them working well.  Dirty coils force the refrigerator to run hotter, which sho

Save Green by Buying Green

Long before energy consumption and conservation of the environment became “hot topics”, Manitowoc Ice was quietly providing energy efficient and environmentally friendly foodservice equipment solutions; not because it was mandated, but because it represented sound business practices – for us, as well as for our customers.