Installation of Integrated fridge - ventilation

Last updated 12/09/2022 12:11


  • The fridge is not cooling correctly
  • Condensation around cabinets 
  • Cabinets damaged by condensation
  • Overheating of the compressor, the compressor runs for long periods of time

Applies to

  • Integrated fridge
  • Integrated freezer
  • Integrated fridge freezer


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.  

Always refer to the installation instruction supplied with your appliance

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 a 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 may damage the compressor
  • Irreparable damage to the cooling system
  • Reduced reliability and life of your appliance
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