Why Is Having A Faulty Freezer So Problematic In The Summer?

August is here, meaning we are truly in the heart of summertime. So far, we have experienced heatwaves, gradual reopenings of many different establishments, and much more, which we hope has lead to many of you have a very enjoyable summer so far. Even though things this summer have been significantly different from previous years, we have still been able to enjoy our regular summer traditions, which include dining outdoors, visiting pub gardens, and more. Even though many mass-gatherings have been cancelled due to social distancing not being possible, almost all establishments have been able to reopen for attendees this summer. 


Establishments that have reopened in the UK includes all stores, essential or non-essential. During the time of lockdown, all items had to be ordered online or delivered, however, people can now visit stores. This was problematic, especially as if essential items were broken. An example of this is kitchen appliances, for example, fridges. If your fridge was broken, you would have to potentially wait for days until it could be replaced. The lockdown was during spring, however, if the lockdown was during summer and your fridge broke down, it could have been extremely problematic. In this blog, it is covered why a fridge breakdown would be so problematic during the summer. 

Hotter Temperatures

Even in the most efficiently insulated homes will become warmer during the summer. With a faulty fridge, this will inevitably be problematic. If the problem with your fridge is that it is not maintaining a cool temperature, then the added heat will make this issue worse. Running a fridge without a stable temperature can lead to food, drinks, and condiments quickly becoming unconsumable. If these foods are consumed after being exposed to inconsistent temperatures, it can quickly make you ill, which is why it is incredibly important to have an efficiently running fridge throughout the summer as the issue is even worse. 


Hygiene is always of paramount importance, however, it has been significantly important in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before handling any food in your fridge after leaving your home, it is of vital importance that you efficiently wash your hands. Washing your hands is one of the most efficient ways of preventing the spread of COVID-19. When touching something that you will consume or another person will consume, it is vitally important that you have washed your hands using hand sanitiser. 

Consistent Spending

This is another problem that is caused by a faulty fridge that keeps an inconsistent temperature. In the summer, there is much more to do such as tourist attractions and temporary summer attractions, like beach bars. For this reason, spending money is more than essential during the summer. To enjoy summer more, it is important to save money and budget to make the most out of the hotter weather and more available things to do. 


Spending money unnecessarily can easily lead to your budget for summer being significantly cut. A faulty fridge with an inconsistent temperature will lead to food, drink, and condiments quickly becoming unconsumable. When this occurs, it is important that this food is replaced as soon as possible as eating the food could make you ill. Although it may seem expensive at the time, replacing your fridge is the best option at the time. Consistently buying new food for your fridge will be significantly costly, and will gradually add up in price, which will significantly cut your budget for summer. Whatever time of the year it is, when your fridge is showing it is faulty, it is highly important to arrange for it to be replaced. 

No Cold Drinks

One of the greatest pleasures of the summer is being able to enjoy cold drinks in your home. With a faulty freezer, this would not be possible. Everybody knows how dissatisfying it is to drink a warm drink in warm weather, which is why fridges are so important during the summer. Cold drinks aren’t necessarily essential, but they play a vital role in keeping us refreshed during the summer. The only cold drink we would be able to drink is cold tap water, which isn’t necessarily always hygienic, and sometimes we like to treat ourselves with a bit more than tap water. 

Warm Picnic Snacks

Most picnic snacks, such as sandwiches, are stored in the fridge before they are taken out. If they are left outside the fridge or in a faulty fridge, they will become warm and unpleasant to eat. In a faulty fridge, they may also become inedible, causing you, your friends or your family to quickly become sick from eating the picnic snacks.

What Are The Signs Of A Faulty Fridge?

There are many different signs of a faulty fridge, which include the fridge being warm, the lights not turning on, excessive condensation, food is rapidly spoiling, the motor is running hot, and more. If you are experiencing any of these problems, then it may be time to replace the fridge immediately as it may not be possible for the fridge to be repaired. If it is possible that it can be repaired, it is likely that it may soon become faulty even after it has been repaired. This is why it is always better to seek replacement rather than pay for repairs as the repairs may become consistent and potentially costly.

Fridges Chester

If you’re based near Chester, and have a faulty fridge or do not own a fridge, then Butlers can be at hand to help. Butlers stock an incredible range of Fridges near Chester in Queensferry from brands such as Bosch and Hotpoint. We also stock an incredibly extensive range of appliances such as all other refrigeration appliances. Butlers are also stockists of the ever so popular Smeg Orta Taps. For more information on the products we stock or for assistance on purchasing a new appliance, get in touch with our team at Butlers or visit our store based in Queensferry.