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Author Lyndon Smith
Published Oct 05 2022
Last Updated Nov 01 2022

We think it’s pretty cool.

Mechanical refrigeration has made leaps and bounds in the past century. From allowing humans to live in hot climates that wouldn’t normally be hospitable, such as Las Vegas, to increasing access to food sources from local supermarkets, refrigeration has changed how we live on this planet. Found in settings such as pharmaceutical facilities, supermarkets, hotels and more, commercial refrigeration refers to the temperature-controlled storage equipment different facilities require. Freezer boxes, display cases, and cooling towers are just some of the conveniences that make living in today’s world possible.

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How does refrigeration work?

At the very core of the issue, refrigeration removes unwanted heat from one place to somewhere else. The traditional method is mechanical compression, which transfers heat by changing liquid into gas. There is also absorption refrigeration, evaporative cooling, and thermoelectric refrigeration. There are infinite ways this can happen using a compressor, condenser, evaporator, and metering device, which we won’t get into here (it takes years to learn this stuff), but we can assure you that our team knows it inside out.
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Choosing a commercial refrigeration contractor.

Here are just some of the reasons why True Mechanical is your best bet for your commercial refrigeration requirements:

  • Workforce: We have the largest unionized force, UA Local 516, operating under a legacy of excellence for over 60 years installing a diverse array of refrigeration solutions.
  • Design parameters: we consider space needs, storage types and cost to use the available space and maximize capacity.
  • Trade partners: if there’s a problem, we have great relationships with parts suppliers to ensure parts and materials arrive expeditiously and prevent delays.
  • Experience: the Port Coquitlam Recreation Centre is a recent example of where we successfully designed and implemented a heat reclaim between a refrigeration ice plant and building heating.



Make it happen.

Through our commercial HVAC-R services, we provide customized and innovative heating and cooling systems that deliver comfort and utility. There’s nothing we can’t make happen. Contact us today to learn more about how we design, build and install commercial refrigeration systems using our True Constructible method.

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2020 was the second-hottest year on record, ever. The average global temperature was 0.98 degrees C warmer than the 20th-century average.


True Constructible

True Constructible is an in-house approach we created to streamline the coordination of building and trades. This allows us to create buildable solutions while also being effective on-site.

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