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What does ‘Ambient Temperature’ mean?

Ambient temperature is usually the room temperature or the temperature of the air surrounding equipment under consideration such as a commercial fridge or freezer.

When using a refrigerator where the temperature is not maintained, the ambient temperature can affect the refrigerator performance.

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What's the ideal temperature for your fridge?

Most of us know that in the warmer months in Brisbane it's a good idea to turn the temperature on your fridge down a bit to compensate for the warmer air coming in, and vice versa in winter. However, there's a lot more involved in getting the temperature just right in your fridge and freezer.

Make sure your fresh meat doesn't spoil before you get around to cooking and serving it. But you also don't want your fresh vegetables to freeze and be unusable either. The fridge temperatures below are a good guide to balancing both your health and bank account by keeping food safe.

  • Fresh food: between 0°C to 4°C.
  • Freezer: close to -18°C.
  • Chiller compartment: close to 0°C.

The Australian Standard for fridges uses a fresh food compartment average temperature of 3°C. It's a good target to aim for because it means not freezing foods yet still keeping them below 4°C.

You may find your freezer gets warmer – not colder as you might expect – during the winter months in Sydney. It's a good idea to keep an eye on temperatures using a fridge/ freezer thermometer or two, particularly in the height of winter and summer.

What Is the Hottest Ambient Temperature at Which a Refrigerator Will Work?

The highest temperature point at which most refrigerators will work is 37°C. Once the temperature reaches 32°C or higher, the refrigerator will run continuously to maintain the set temperature but at any point past 37°C, the interior temperature may not remain stable.

Condensation

Condensation occurs when warm, moisture-laden air cools, and if that's happening inside your refrigerator, the first thing you need to do is find the source of the warm air. In most cases, it's coming through the door, but it could also be coming from items you are storing in the refrigerator. 

The ambient air temperature around the condenser needs to be 10 degrees lower than the condenser so that the energy can be given off as radiant heat. If the heat from the condenser can’t radiate away into the cooler air then the heat won’t be taken out of the food so it won’t get cold.

If the condensation on the door or sides is constantly there or is present in small patches all of the time, even when it isn’t cold then it could point to a breakdown in the insulation and is a greater problem. If the insulation has gone in a certain part of the fridge or freezer cabinet you will be constantly losing cold air from inside the appliance and it will run for longer and use more energy. A breakdown in insulation is usually terminal.


 The Huxford BMH range

Offers a large storing capacity which is perfect for displaying lots of products for your commercial establishments.It has the Lowest energy consumption on the market globally. It has an elegant powder coated galvanized steel interior and exterior white design that makes the product more attractive when displaying. It features self-closing toughened safety glass doors, double low E, Argon filled, incorporating the latest warm edge technology. 

This fridge is perfect for warm areas such as Darwin and Brisbane since it's Ambient Temperature Ranges from 0° - 40° C.

 


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Benefits of Double Layer Energy Saving LOW E Glass

Low E glass is coated with a special UV Reflective film which is unobservable to the naked eye. In combination with inert Argon gas within the sealed unit, it helps to ensure that heat is kept out and cold is kept in. A side benefit is that condensation on the door glass is reduced on high humidity days.

Argon Gas has an odorless, colorless, tasteless, non-toxic gas which is six times denser than air. It is used to replace air between the glass panes to reduce condensation.

 

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