3 Reasons Why Your Refrigeration System Not Cooling

Does your commercial refrigeration appliance feel warm or like its cooling power is not up to par? If yes, you should act quickly to find the source of the problem and repair it before it escalates to an expensive appliance replacement. A faulty commercial refrigerant means increased spoilt products, thus more losses.

There are numerous reasons why your refrigeration system is not cooling, ranging from simple fixes to complex issues that require professional attention, as follows:

1. Thermostat Issues

The thermostat is more like the brain behind a refrigeration system. If the thermostat is faulty, the cooling unit cannot offer your desired temperatures.

Maybe someone mistakenly turned the thermostat up a few degrees higher than the suitable cooling temperatures. Or, you experienced a sudden power outage that caused the thermostat to lose its initial temperature settings.

Adjust the thermostat settings to the ideal temperatures. If there are no improvements, you should probably let a refrigeration contractor come in for system inspection and appliance repair. The professional will check if the thermostat is installed correctly and adjust it if necessary.

Also, the refrigeration contractor will inspect the thermostat for grime buildup and clean it to eliminate any obstacles that hinder the thermostat from working efficiently.

2. Broken Door

The other common culprit for a failed refrigeration system is faulty doors. Check if the doors close properly to keep warm outdoor air at bay and prevent indoor air from escaping.

Pay attention to the elastic strips around the doors to ensure they are not torn. The elastic strips, also known as the gaskets, are responsible for keeping the door firmly closed, so if they get damaged, cold air will escape the system and warm air will get in, making the internal temperature warmer than it should be.

Moreover, check if the door hinges are in their optimal condition. Tighten loose hinges and replace the broken ones immediately for optimal cooling and energy efficiency.

3. Clogged Condenser Coils

Condenser coils are liable for removing warm air and replacing it with cold air before releasing it into the refrigeration system. Therefore, if the coils are dirty or clogged, their functionality is impaired, which results in warmer temperatures and spoiled goods.

It would be best to clean the condenser coils every six months to prevent grime buildup. It also helps to let an expert refrigeration contractor inspect the component regularly to identify underlying problems early enough.

Even the best quality refrigeration system requires regular maintenance to optimize its functionality and efficiency. Don't wait until the system fails to cool for you to contact a professional for your refrigerator repair.