A walk-in cooler that receives proper care and regular maintenance from a reputable refrigeration and HVAC company like AAA Air Conditioning, Inc. is more likely to last until the end of its service life, or even beyond. However, like any other equipment, a walk-in cooler will eventually break down and require servicing. Acting quickly once you notice any of the signs listed below can help prevent serious damages that will be more expensive to repair.
Fluctuating temperatures are a bad sign. The temperature in your unit should remain constant. If the door is opened too frequently, hot air can result in inconsistent temperatures in your cooler, which means it will require more energy. If the temperature isn’t consistent despite limiting door openings, this is a sign that your unit is malfunctioning. which can lead to the next problem on this list.
Frost buildup is one of the most common signs that the temperature in your unit is fluctuating. If your cooler is plagued by frost buildup, this is an indication that items in your walk-in are melting and refreezing.
Strange and unpleasant odors are a sign of a coolant leak. They could also mean that the condenser is old or damaged. Call a licensed refrigeration and AC repairman immediately if you notice such smells.
Other than a low, steady whir, your walk-in cooler shouldn’t be making noises. Call your technician immediately to find out where the noises are coming from and what can be done to fix them.
Your cooler shouldn’t be leaking water. Pooling water by the door might mean the seals are no longer intact and effective. This problem can cause mold growth and ugly stains. If you notice this issue, have your technician look at the unit as soon as possible.
The door of your walk-in cooler should produce a tight seal when closed. If the door is leaking or doesn’t close properly, it’s time to call your refrigeration and HVAC contractor. Otherwise, the cooler might overheat if the problem persists yet isn’t addressed.
Talk to AAA Air Conditioning, Inc. to find out more about your walk-in cooler and the signs that it may be malfunctioning. Call us now at (361) 578-3846 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.