One of the most common issues we encounter is an ice machine’s production rate dropping. A lot of factors can cause this, but the most common is a sudden rise in temperature. In this article, we explain what happens to an ice machine when the ambient temperature rises above 100 degrees, the common causes of temperature increases, and what you can do to combat the heat.
Providing ice for an outdoor event can be tricky. If it’s warm outside, people will need more ice than an indoor party and ice melts faster, so you’re also working against time. If you’re catering an outdoor event, we have some tips that will help you provide plenty of ice to your guests throughout the night.
Temperature can affect the output of your ice machine if you’re not paying attention to it. Air temperature is normally the first concern, but maintaining a cool water temperature is also important. Hot water makes it harder to create ice, which can tax your ice machine. We show you how the common causes of hot water and what you should do if your water supply is running hot.
You have the money, so should you buy or rent an ice machine? Sure, owning has it’s benefits, but smart business owners know that saving time and money is an important factor in running a successful business – and taking care of your ice machine wastes both.
We show you all the factors that come with owning an ice machine, and why renting is often the better alternative.