Why Does My Commercial Refrigerator Keep Freezing?

Posted on: February 28, 2014

We frequently get calls from worried restaurant managers or hospital cafeterias about freezing problems with commercial refrigerators. What’s going on, and how soon can it be fixed? Thankfully, the experts at Dowd’s Mechanical, Heating & Air Conditioning have years of experience repairing and servicing commercial refrigerators, so we can help you diagnosis and fix any problem you’re having.

Give us a call today at 215-752-3638 or fill out the form to the right to schedule your commercial refrigeration repair in Philadelphia, Bensalem, Yardley, or the surrounding PA areas!

Why Is Your Commercial Refrigerator Freezing

There are a number of reasons why your commercial refrigerator could be freezing, including:

  • Faulty thermostat – many times, the problems people experience with their commercial refrigerator are due to a faulty thermostat. If your thermostat can’t accurately gauge the temperature, it can lead to your unit freezing. You can check your thermostat by using a thermometer and comparing the readings. If there is a discrepancy, you should call a refrigeration specialist like Dowd’s Mechanical, Heating & Air Conditioning to check it out and replace your thermostat.
  • Temperature setting – sometimes, the problem is as simple as the temperature setting. If your temperature is set too low, it can cause the contents of your refrigerator to freeze or it can cause problems with your refrigerant. If your thermostat is set at 32 degrees or lower, try turning it up a few degrees and seeing if this solves your problem.
  • Compressor or technical issue – if neither of these things seem to be the culprit, then you are likely looking at a compressor or other technical issue that will require assessment and service by a professional repairperson. You can give us a call to describe your issue and schedule an appointment at any time—we’ll get you back up and running as soon as possible.

Schedule an Appointment for Your Commercial Refrigerator Repair

If your commercial refrigerator is freezing, that can be a costly problem—contact the experienced professionals at Dowd’s Mechanical, Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment for repair. We can assess your system and make recommendations about the best way to repair any problems you are having.

Contact us online or by phone at 215-752-3638 to schedule your consultation!

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