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Why You Need To Winterize Your Ice Cream Equipment

Posted by Jeffrey Carroll

Sep 11, 2016 9:30:00 AM



As the season for ice cream slowly dwindles down to the end, it is important that you that you close your machines and shop down properly so that everything run properly the next time that you decide to open your business. This means winterization needs to take place in order for everything to run smoothly in the spring.


You may be wondering to yourself, what is winterization?

Winterization is the process of removing all water in the condensing lines of yourElectro Freeze frozen dessert equipment 


Why winterize your equipment?

It’s very important if you are an ice cream shop to keep your machines in tip top shape. Constant maintenance and check ups are a good way to ensure that your machines will last longer and save you money in the long run. Winterization of the machine is a perfect example of this.

In the upcoming months, when temperatures get close to freezing, it is very possible that the water inside your equipment freezes causing the internal plumbing lines of the machines to crack.  This allows water to enter your system which will damage/destroy major components (compressors, condensers, etc) of your machines.   Winterization prevents this by removing all water from the system making your machine ready for next season.


Dangers of not winterizing

Some of the worst headaches for ice cream owners are broken or damaged machines. If you do not winterize your machine it is much more likely that these damages will occur. These repairs for these damages are extremely expensive repairs to your equipment. Thousands of dollars are at risk! At times, the repairs can be so bad and expensive, that machines cannot even be repaired. Not a great way to start your season.  Even if you have heat in your building over the winter, you should still winterize. 

Sentry has seen many instances where the heat in a building breaks or stops working for a time period.  By the time the owner realizes it, it is too late.  You want to have the confidence in your machines when your season picks up again in the spring. Don’t worry about water in your system and get your machines winterized today.  


Why Choose Sentry Equipment for Winterization?

At Sentry, we know our Electro Freeze brand and the proper procedure in winterizing the equipment.  We will professionally winterize your equipment and guarantee the job.  Should there be any issues caused by the winterization upon startup the next spring we will cover any and all repairs. 


How do you schedule winterization?

Simply call the office at 800-853-8026 or email to to schedule a full winterization.  There we can discuss the costs and process and accommodate a time for our technicians to come out to your location. 



Topics: Ice Cream Equipment, repairs on ice cream equipment, Ice crame machine service, Winterization, winterization service