Freezers are an important appliance for most medical facilities. Serious consideration should be given to what features a freezer should have in order to meet the necessary requirements of day to day operations.
Space is often at a premium in most medical facilities, and as a result a compact medical freezer is often the most sensible solution. Models are available in varying shapes, sizes, and capacity limits.
For instance a 1.5 cu. ft. capacity freezer might be the perfect size, and the cube shapes of these compact models ensure they will take up a minimum of space.
A reversible door might also be necessary when limited space is available. This is especially true when a freezer is placed in a corner location. In some cases, a left hand door might be more efficient and accessible than a right hand door.
There are other important considerations besides size and shape that should be considered when purchasing a medical freezer.
First of all, the freezer required may need to be set at colder temperatures than the average household freezer. High quality medical freezers are capable of temperatures at or below -15 degrees to below 40 degrees. Often the average low temperature for a standard freezer is in the -5 degree range.
Security is also an important issue when dealing with medical products and a security lock on the door might be a necessary option to take into consideration. However, most top-of-the line medical freezers will come with lock and keys as a standard feature.
Other features might include a manual defrost option for maintaining a stable temperature, a recessed handle, adjustable thermostat, and custom shelving designed specifically to store medications, vaccines, and test tubes.