Summer Time Blues

As the summer approaches and the temperature gets higher and higher there are going to be many of you out there that notice your refrigerator isn’t getting cold enough anymore.
Most commonly we hear that the freezer is working just fine but the refrigerator isn’t quite getting to temperature. Most likely the culprit is a lowering of the pressure inside your cooling unit. As small pinholes start to develop in the steel coil the pressure will slowly drop off. In the cooler temperatures of the fall and winter these low pressures are not as evident because it doesn’t take as much effort to cool the ammonia gas due to the ambient air temperature. As the summer temperatures rise so does the effort the coil has to put out, and therefore a struggle begins. If you think you may have a cooling unit with low pressure please give us a call and we can discuss how to repair and or replace it.