*These numbers were figured using the $.0999 kilowatt hour cost. According to the Energy Information Administration this is the average cost in the United States for commercial electricity.
- This chart was created using several assumptions that can affect your actual operating cost.
The type of insulation in the walk-in
- Efficiency of the refrigeration system.
- Inside and outside temperature of walk-in.
- Where the walk-in is located.
- the temperature and the weight of the product entering the walk-in.
- How often the door is opened.
- The age of the walk-in.
- Cost of electricity
This is just to name a few. Actually over a hundred factors are considered when sizing refrigeration systems for a walk in. Most walk-ins are designed to run 80% of the time or between 16 and 18 hours per day. For more information on this topic and a more accurate estimate, view our operating cost article.
Most users do not understand that they can lower the cost of operating their units if they do some very simple things. First, if initial costs are not an issue, purchase your walk-in cooler or freezer with polyurethane insulation. It is one of the best insulations in the market for walk-in coolers or freezers. Next, do some simple things such as order your walk-in with strip curtains to lower heat gain to the walk-in when loading or walking into the unit. You need to work with your refrigeration service technician to set the minimum required defrost cycles for your specific needs. Step inside the walk-in once a month and check for any light coming from around the door, refrigeration systems, electrical connections and other penetrations in the panels. If light is found, contact your local service technicians to correct the issue. Periodically check door gaskets and door sweeps for wear. If wear is evident have your dealers replace the worn part. Have regular maintenance of the refrigeration system by a licensed refrigeration technician.
International Coolers has a nation-wide service network to service their walk-ins and refrigeration systems. Call your in-house sales representative for the service dealer near you.
International Coolers believes that walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers are a must in the many markets we service. Most walk ins are purchased because they are necessary to the success of the business they serve. That is why most walk ins are not purchased emotionally but logically. Most customers purchase a walk-in wanting a certain level of quality then they look for the lowest price they can get. International Coolers has always provided the best quality walk-ins at the most reasonable pricing in the industry. You will not find a better value in any other walk in produced today. We may not always be the cheapest but at the level of quality you need in your application, you will not find a better buy.
Drawings & Specifications
You can go to our cooler drawing page and enter the information and receive immediately a drawing of the walk in you desire. If you desire help, call our sales department and a salesperson can take the information and immediately send you the drawing. On the extremely complicated drawings call the sales department and they will take the information and quickly give you a drawing. International Coolers is dedicated to providing you with the information you need to make your walk in purchase decision.
Yes. International Coolers makes all sizes of walk-in coolers and freezers. Call your local International Coolers dealer for a competitive price on your walk-in.
Yes International Coolers has an automated custom manufacturing plant and resources to provide our customers custom products with the high level of quality that you find in our standard products. Call your dealer or go to our dealer search page to find a dealer near you.
Go to our engineering specifications page and choose which format you want for our complete specifications.
We weigh each walk-in before shipment to get the exact weight. But you can figure an estimated weight by taking the surface square footage of the walls and ceiling times 2.4, then add the floor surface square footage if included times 3.15 add these two numbers to 220 pounds for the door and you will get an estimate of the walk-in weight. Add 130 pounds to this weight for an 8’6″ pallet and you will get an estimate shipping weight.
All International Coolers walk-in drawing are kept on file for future expansion or repair. All that is needed is the International Coolers job number for the walk-in. International Coolers customer service personnel can help you find this number.
International Coolers offers many types of the surface skins on the walk-ins we sell. The types carried at this time are the following:
- G90 26 gauge, stucco embossed galvanized. This skin is used for interior and exterior walls, ceilings and exterior floors.
- G90 26 gauge, stucco embossed galvalume. This skin is used for interior and exterior walls, ceilings and exterior floors.
- G90 26 gauge, stucco embossed white galvanized. Used for interior and exterior walls, ceilings and exterior floors.
- 24 Gauge stainless steel polished 3B. Used for interior and exterior walls, ceilings and exterior floors.
- 22 Gauge stainless steel 2B brushed. Used for standard interior floors.
- G90 20 gauge flat galvanized. Used on non-NSF floors