Is my refrigerator at the correct temperature?

Is my refrigerator at the correct temperature?

Is my refrigerator at the correct temperature?

Ensuring the temperature of your refrigeration unit is correct at all times is the most important check to make, fact. If your base temperature is off, then you are not going to enjoy the products inside at their peak condition. This can be at a level of convenience, for soft drinks for example. You don’t want your can or bottle of soda tasting disappointingly warm instead of fresh and chilled, do you? But this can also affect the safety of the people consuming the goods that are stored in your refrigeration system. Yes, it truly is that important!

We here at Bluebird Refrigeration, the commercial fridge repair specialists, have produced the following post, talking all about refrigerator temperature checks, so you will never overlook this aspect again.

What is the best temperature for my refrigerator?

Before checking if your refrigerator is running at the correct temperature for optimum performance, it’s best to find out what temperature it should be operating at. In doing so, you’ll be able to gauge whether it’s reaching these levels or not. Remember, you’re not just looking to see if the temperature is too warm. You want to check if your refrigerator is running at a level below freezing because, if it is, there’s a chance that the products you advertised as being ‘served chilled’, will in fact be frozen!

The ideal temperature for refrigerated food in your normal supermarkets is between 0°C and 7°, however, be sure to read up on the specifics for your system and product range, as this can vary from what kind of products you are looking to keep in your refrigeration unit regularly.

What could affect the temperature of my refrigeration unit?

The reason why the temperature of your refrigeration is suffering could be down to a number of things. Refrigerators are complex systems that rely on the combination of a variety of parts to work in tandem. If just one of these parts starts to malfunction, this can have a drastic domino effect in how your unit performs.

Some issues that could cause this include:

  • Dirty condenser and evaporator coils
  • Dirty fans
  • Malfunctioning compressor or thermostat
  • Inadequate air flow
  • Problems with the door
  • Leakages

How do I ensure my temperature is always at the correct level?

There are a number of things you can do to keep your refrigerator at the correct temperature, and a few tell-tale signs you should always keep an eye out for (i.e. faulty doors). However, as temperature trouble is one of the most common – yet serious – issues with refrigerators, it’s very unlikely that you will be able to fix the problem yourself. Not without a form of specialist equipment or expertise in the field anyway. That’s where Bluebird Refrigeration can help. We have ample experience in getting broken down refrigerators back on their feet, and back to good as new performance levels!

If you are looking to keep on top of any potential temperature issues in the future, then one of our friendly technicians can regularly check for any potential problems to give you peace of mind, using our refrigerator maintenance service. This allows you to not worry too much as our team will do all the hard work for you!

We understand it is difficult to spot underlying issues with your system if you aren’t an expert in the area, which is why we look to offer our services to as many customers as possible, nationwide!

Contact us

Have you spotted a temperature problem with your refrigerator and need an instant fix? If so, be sure to get in touch with the team at Bluebird Refrigeration today. Our expert technicians are on hand to provide an around the clock nationwide service. Your commercial refrigeration repair is in safe hands with Bluebird Refrigeration.

Simply fill out our online enquiry form with any detailed requirements you have or give our 24/7 service hotline a call on 0800 0432 583. You can also drop us an email at for a swift and informed response.

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