A malfunctioning commercial refrigerator can do more than just cause waste — it can start to eat away at your revenue. The malfunction may start out small, only affecting your energy use, but extra utility costs can add up. Here are four of the most common commercial refrigeration problems in Pinecrest, FL.

1. Fluctuating Temperatures

One issue you may face with a malfunctioning commercial refrigerator is temperature variation. Even if you open the refrigerator often, your commercial refrigerator should be able to cool the inside of the fridge quickly. If you notice that the fridge is growing warmer and warmer, then something may be wrong.

There are plenty of reasons why your refrigerator’s temperature may be fluctuating. They include:

  • Faulty thermostat
  • Dirty fans
  • Dirty evaporator coils
  • Poor airflow
  • Malfunctioning compressor

2. Loud, Unexplained Noises

If your refrigerator is normally relatively quiet but suddenly starts making loud clunking noises, then something is wrong. Noises can come from inside the refrigerator or the back of it, and the location of the noise can sometimes indicate the problem. Some possibilities include:

  • Misaligned fan motor
  • Compressor failure
  • Airflow problems

3. Water Leaks

If you see water pooling beneath or inside your refrigerator, you may have another serious problem. It likely has to do with the fridge being unable to maintain its optimal temperature. Leaking water may signal a problem with the airflow, the compressor or another integral part involved in maintaining the temperature for proper refrigeration.

4. Frost Buildup

On the other hand, you may see frost building up inside your fridge. Some problems that may cause ice buildup are:

  • Faulty door gaskets
  • Poor air ventilation
  • Leaking refrigerant

Don’t let your business waste money on commercial refrigeration problems. Call us at RCI Air Conditioning Company in Pinecrest, FL, today for professional maintenance. Our technicians will schedule an appointment that’s convenient for you.

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