Is Your Refrigerator Ready For Winter?


Is your refrigerator ready for winter? This may seem like an odd question, refrigerators keep food cold and winter is freezing so what would you need to do to get your refrigerator ready for winter? Believe it or not, refrigerators get cold to. Refrigeration systems that are kept outdoors or in unheated areas such as garage or basement fridges can be offset by the cold weather and cause your refrigerator to maintain undesired temperatures. However, there is an easy fix a refrigerator garage kit!

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How The Refrigerator Garage Kit Works

  • When a refrigeration system is kept in colder temperatures it can cause the defrost system in the refrigerator to not turn on because it already believes that the unit is cold enough, due to the outside temperatures. The refrigerator garage kit also referred to as a refrigerator heater kit is an attachment kit that tricks the defrost system into thinking that the unit is warmer than it actually is. This causes the compressor inside the refrigerator unit to come on more regularly which in turn maintains the correct temperature inside the refrigerator unit.

Reasons You Should Get Your Refrigerator Winter Ready

  • Running a refrigerator in cold temperatures can cause your refrigeration system to be less efficient; if the Freon in your refrigerator freezes the temperatures inside the unit can become unbalanced leading to a warm freezer and a frozen refrigerator.
  • A less efficient refrigeration system causes your refrigerator to work harder than it normally needs to. This leads to your energy bills being higher and your appliance dying sooner.
  • Wasted food!

*If you have a refrigerator you want to run in and unheated cold environment 1st Source Servall carries refrigerator garage kits! Order one today then consult a technician to install.*

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