It’s not always easy to gauge whether your refrigeration units are pulling their weight at work. All kinds of things can be going on at one time; from various settings to a mechanical issue, and it’s important to know whether your vital equipment is operating at peak performance. From a simple bump of a temperature dial to a serious problem with your fridge parts, knowing what to look for is the first step to reassurance.
We’ve seen it all throughout our decades of experience across Melbourne’s industry. To give you peace of mind, we’ve put together a simple little guide to let you know the four biggest things to look for to make sure you’re on track, and when you might have a problem on your hands.
1. Your compressor is making a noise
When a fridge is working correctly, you’ll hear it. That low hum that you hear should be a constant buzz. This sound might grow louder at times, or weaker for a few moments. That’s perfectly normal, and a sign that your appliance is working just fine.
On the other hand, if you don’t hear anything at all or a loud noise coming from your commercial unit, you could have a problem on your hands. If that’s the case, it’s a good idea to call in the experts – like our team. And we recommend doing this fast; the compressor could be at risk, and your stock could be on the line.
2. Your fridge fans are spinning freely
At the back of every commercial unit, you’ll find a fan or two. These are essential items that are built into the design to make sure that the heat exchanger, a vital component, stays cool.
While it might seem like a small matter, this simple motion is significant to the appliance maintaining top-working order.
The heat exchanger removes heat from the refrigerant and if the fans are jammed or not spinning for any reason, the heat exchanger could get too hot and cause damage to the compressor. It’s a simple thing to watch for, but one we’d recommend keeping an eye on within your system at all times.
3. The fans and fins in your fridge are clear of ice
Keep an eye out for ice build up inside your fridge or cool room. Ice build up is a sign something is wrong and requires a technician asap.
In this situation, if you’ve already checked the temperature, then placing a call to get your components checked is your practical next move.
If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team. Our longstanding service excellence and expertise are always available when you need it most.