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Best Care Tips for Home Refrigerators

One of the most used appliances and largest electricity generators at home is your refrigerator. It is important to perform routine checks and proper maintenance to reduce the energy consumption of your refrigerator and extend its life. Clean off your refrigerator’s condenser coils which are large and radiator-like coils located beneath or at the back of the unit that is responsible for removing heat from your refrigerator or freezer. Remember that if the condenser coils of your refrigerator is dirty, it will be harder to remove heat causing higher energy expenditure. Use a long-handled bristle brush to remove dust and dirt, and use a vacuum to efficiently and easily clean the coils in order to prevent costly repairs and major problems.

It is important to clean and replace the rubber door seal or gasket as needed. Over time, your refrigerator’s gasket may wear that may lead to inadequate sealing, allowing warm air to enter your unit, and causes inefficient operation, so it is important to clean the gasket regularly and have it replaced when needed. It is common for refrigerator gaskets to loosen, weaken, and tear within just a few years, making harder for your refrigerator or freezer to remove warm heat. Defrost your freezer or refrigerator if the frost reach about half an inch, remove all food, turn off the thermostat or unplug the unit, and allow the frost to melt completely. If you have self-defrosting refrigerator, one that heats up condenser coils every 6 to 8 hours melting frost and draining water in a shallow pan at the bottom, it is important to clean the pan to avoid bacterial growth and odors. Clean and remove spills and crumbs from the walls and shelves of your refrigerator using a cloth dampened with warm water, and using an all-purpose cleaner can make your job easier, removing sticky spills and stains. Seal in odors and keep your food longer by using airtight containers, and for weakly packaged food such as fruit cartons, place them on a plate before storing. Use specifically designed wipes and cleaning solution for stainless-steel refrigerators to remove dirt as well as fingerprint marks.

You can remove odors and freshen your refrigerator by using a commercially-prepared deodorizer that is fifty times more effective than using baking soda because it can last up to 6 months. It is important to replace the water filtration system filter at least every 6 months. Did you know that your refrigerator or freezer operates better when it’s full? That is because the frozen items in your freezer keep the temperature cold inside, thus saving energy from cooling every time. When it comes to the ideal temperature, 0 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius) for your freezer, and 36 to 38 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately two degrees Celsius) for your refrigerator. Feel free to check our homepage or website for related articles about refrigerator maintenance tips and repair services. Trust AWG Repair for your appliance repair needs!

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