So summer is well upon us and your fridges and freezers in your shop are working much harder than in the cooler months, so it is time to do a little cleaning and help them out.
The condenser on your fridge / freezer is the part that is responsible for the cooling the refrigerant that flows through the refrigeration system. If the condenser is not working properly it doesn’t cool the refrigerant and the refrigerant can’t cool the inside of your fridge / freezer. The most common reason for the condenser not working correctly is because of a build-up of dust on the condenser fins.
How to Clean Your Condenser
Cleaning your condenser is relatively easy, you can brush the dust off with a broom, or use a vacuum cleaner with the brush attachment and brush the condenser in the direction of the fins or, better still, after brushing the condenser give it a blow out with an air compressor.
So we recommend that you clean the condenser on your fridge/ freezer once a month. Not only will this allow your fridge / freezer to operate as it is designed to, but it will also save you money on your energy and maintenance costs as the refrigeration unit will not have to run for as long to cool the fridge/ freezer down to the set temperature.
We encounter a lot of cases of dirty refrigeration condensers causing fridge/freezer to stop working because they have tripped a safety control as the refrigeration unit has got too hot from running for a long period of time. If the refrigeration condenser cleaned on a regular basis you can avoid this type of break down and potential loss of stock.