Installation of Integrated fridge - Ventilation

Last updated 15/05/2020 12:59

Issue

  • Integrated cooling - poor cooling
  • Fridge not cooling correctly
  • Freezer not cooling correctly
  • Fridge frezer not cooling correctly
  • Condensation around cabinets 
  • Cabinets damaged by condensation
  • Overheating of compressor, Compressor runs for long periods of time


Applies to

  • Integrated fridge
  • Integrated freezer
  • Integrated fridge freezer

Resolution

Ventilation for integrated fridges

All refrigeration appliances require ventilation to ensure correct operation.  This is crucial in the case of integrated appliances, where vents are required for this purpose.

A minimum of 200cm2 of ventilation must be provided at both the top and the bottom of the cabinetry to allow correct airflow.  


Without the correct amount of ventilation, a cooling appliance cannot run or cool inside properly, longer running times will result and therefore higher energy costs will be incurred.  Worse still, a lack of ventilation may lead to premature failures and of course appliance faults due to incorrect installation, including a lack of or insufficient ventilation, may not be covered by warranty.

Poor ventilation will impair the performance and efficiency of your cooling appliance and may result in any of the below:

  • High energy consumption
  • Poor maintenance of temperature inside
  • Excessive condensation and possible damage to surrounding cabinetry
  • Overheating which may damage the compressor.
  • Irreparable damage to the cooling system
  • Reduced reliability and life of your appliance

Cause

  • Poor or no ventilation


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