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4 Signs Your Refrigeration Equipment is Failing

4 Signs Your Refrigeration Equipment is Failing

Restaurants, grocery stores, markets, and even convenient stores rely on refrigeration equipment in order to preserve, store, and in some cases display food and other perishable items. When their coolers, walk-in coolers, walk-in freezers, or other refrigeration equipment begins to malfunction this can compromise the safety and quality of these items.

This is why it is important to be able to identify commercial refrigeration problems as they begin. Failure to catch the early warning signs of a problem can result in thousands of dollars of spoiled inventory, disruptions in service, and the need for more complex refrigeration services to repair your equipment.

Listed below are 4 signs your refrigeration equipment is failing and requires commercial refrigeration repair services from a professional:

Difficulty Maintaining the Correct Temperature: Regardless if you have a display cooler, a walk-in cooler, beer cooler, or freezer- if you notice inconsistencies in the temperature this is a serious problem. Your equipment should have no problem reaching the temperature you desire and maintaining this temperature for as long as you need.

When storing food it is especially important that your equipment be able to maintain the correct temperature. This is because many food items become unsafe to ingest if they have fluctuating temperatures.

Stay ahead of these problems by monitoring your equipment, recording temperatures, and addressing any fluctuations in temperature right away by calling the refrigeration experts at LoneStar Heating and Cooling in Houston.

Water Leaks and Refrigerant Leaks: It may be difficult for you to identify if the liquid leaking from your refrigeration equipment is water or coolant. Regardless of which liquid you identify leaking, it is important to have a professional come out and inspect your equipment to prevent a more serious problem such as an issue with your evaporator coils or ice build up.

You will also want to keep in mind that leaks can cause unsafe conditions for your employees. Failure to correct leaks as they arise can lead to injuries, lawsuits, and more. Contact our team right away to fix any leaks affecting your refrigeration equipment.

An Increase in Utility Bill: If you notice that you have a sudden rise in your energy bills, this can be a sign that cool air is escaping and allowing warm air into your coolers or freezers. This can be due to a weak seal on your door, an employee leaving your cooler open too long, ice buildup causing your unit to have to work harder for air flow, and more. Avoid these problems by reaching out to a professional to inspect your refrigeration equipment on a routine basis. This will allow them the opportunity to catch early warning signs of a problem.

Icy Conditions: If you observe ice or frost building up on the walls or on your inventory, this is a sign that there is an issue with your equipment. Calling one of our refrigeration experts to your business will allow us the opportunity to inspect the conditions inside of your cooler. It is safer to let a professional melt the ice than doing it yourself, so reach out to us at the earliest opportunity to preserve your merchandise and correct your problem.

Some of the Cooling Equipment Serviced by LoneStar Heating and Cooling includes:


Keeping food safe and accessible is the goal of these fridges. The fridges provide:

  • More cooling capacity and storage space
  • Compressors mounted on the top or the bottom


Staff can easily find food products at walk-ins. Food products can be stored in them in bulk, with a large area that can be customized. They provide:

  •  Airtight seals and reliable insulation
  • Configurations both standard and custom

Under Counter Refrigeration

These small fridges are designed to fit in tight spaces, including under a counter. Features include:

  •  Outstanding functionality
  • Compact design
  • Cost-effectiveness

1, 2 or 3 Door Cooler

It’s a popular choice for delis, bakeries, convenience stores, take-out restaurants and more. Choose what size is right for clients. Options include:

  • Suitable for storing sealed packages and products
  • Maximum area for storing food
  • With double-paned glass doors and a durable exterior
  • An improved lighting system for your merchandise

Countertop Cooler

Displays of chilled items are often displayed in these refrigerators. These include:

  •  The ideal chilled temperature
  • The perfect display for merchandising
  • Commercial refrigerators that are more energy efficient

Reach out to the team at LoneStar Heating and Cooling for all of your commercial and residential cooling and heating needs. Our team provides affordable HVAC repairs, maintenance services, and installations to help you maintain total control over the climate in your home or business.


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Houston, TX 77024
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