Somewhere along the line of human development and evolution, we realised that eating decomposing food was not the best idea, for both health and sanitation reasons. Fortunately, we have always figured out better and better ways of stopping said food from going off. And one of the most popular methods is refrigeration, only narrowly beating out “witchcraft” for the top spot, because apparently people decided somewhere along the line that they didn’t like biting into a tasty-looking slice of watermelon and turning into a frog. Also, it is really, really hard to get a warranty on cursed objects.
Cold storage and other preservation techniques have been around for centuries, and are currently monopolized by companies that dabble in the refrigeration business, such as MTCSS. While many regular people can’t afford giant walk-in freezers to keep their beloved salads in, cold room doors are a popular staple and one of the most important features of your new favourite place, in many experts’ opinions. Remember: You can not have a decent cold storage area if you do not have a door. It’s just wasteful!
Of course, we’re not talking about regular, everyday run-of-the-mill refrigeration tactics and techniques here, we’re thinking bigger! We’re thinking full-scale cold rooms, a sort of shrine to the magic of refrigeration!
When choosing features for your new cold room, you have to take a lot of things into consideration. For instance, how big do you want it, and how much are you planning to store in it/how full will it usually be? How big are the things you’re going to put in it?
Are you running some sort of produce business that requires huge stacks of vegetables, or maybe a Rocky-esque collection of meat hanging down? Are you going to be dragging huge boxes through the doors, and if so, how big are you going to need the doors? Maybe even big enough to steer a trolley, vehicle of some sort or possibly even a forklift through?
What about electricity consumption, are you factoring that into your plans? Refrigeration isn’t cheap, especially at this sheer scale, and you can’t just expect to have to carry a torch with you every time you want to remove a leg of lamb or box of tomatoes out of your expensive, electricity-draining investment.
Think smart and try to make the right choices. Do your research, do the calculations, and always, always, always have a list of questions to ask about things like this when you finally decide to take the plunge. Don’t sink all your money on something that you don’t know anything about, and definitely don’t waste your money on something you don’t know everything about.
It’s a cold room, this isn’t just a trip to the shops to buy a regular minifridge. Think of it this way: you wouldn’t go out and buy a car because you saw it on TV without doing your research, would you? No, you would not. Open up that computer and do some Googling. Take notes, students!