Sometimes the ambient temperature shifts in your home can cause moisture to pop up on the exterior of your freezer. Other times it could be a more specific problem with the appliance itself. Get exclusive information from the experts at Bodewell on how to resolve freezer condensation.
1. Improper clearance
Proper air circulation helps keep your freezer cool and makes sure parts like the condenser coil don’t have to overexert themselves to cool the cabin. Make sure freezer vents have plenty of clearance so air can flow naturally and unobstructed.
2. Damaged door seal
Noticing condensation around the edges of your freezer door? This could be sign that cool air is escaping the freezer because the door seal (also called a door gasket) is damaged. Check the seal for any damage or warping. If you see damage, replace the door seal as soon as possible.
The ambient temperature around your freezer can affect its performance and even cause moisture to accumulate on its exterior. If your home is often humid you will notice this happening more frequently. The difference in temperature between your cold freezer and the outside warm air causes condensation to bead up on the nearest available surface, your freezer exterior. So if it’s a particularly hot and humid day, you don’t need to be concerned about moisture build-up on the outside of the freezer.
4. Energy-saving feature
If you notice moisture often on the outside of your freezer, double check if it has an energy saving feature. Why? In order to reduce the energy needed by the appliance, some freezers will turn off anti-sweat heaters. Thus, you’ll see moisture more often on the door of freezers with an active energy-saving feature.
Freezer issues? We’re here to help
Condensation persistently appearing on your freezer? It might be time to bring in the experts at Bodewell. Call or schedule a virtual appointment for appliance care today, so you can get back to enjoying the comforts of home.