Get The Most Out of Your Refrigerator With Routine Maintenance

Fred's Appliance
August 5, 2013

Purchasing a refrigerator is a wonderful investment into your kitchen. Not only will it provide space to store your gourmet goodies, but it can also bring style and a beauty to your kitchen. However, all appliances need routine maintenance and sometimes you may even need refrigerator appliance repair. Not to worry, the pros are only a phone call away.

But if you would like to troubleshoot your refrigerator’s problem yourself, here are the most common ways to extend the life of your appliance.

Keep It Clean

Keep your refrigerator clean — on the inside and outside. Routinely discarding old food items. This will help keep your fresh food last longer. Take a damp sponge or cloth and wipe down the shelves and doors. This will stop potential bacteria growth which will keep your family healthy.

Conserve Energy

When taking things out of the refrigerator, make sure you are not leaving the door open for extended periods of time. This will cause the refrigerator to run for extended periods of time which can increase your electric bill and can decrease the lifespan of your appliance.

Keep The Condenser Coils Clean

When the condenser coils are dusty and dirty, the refrigerator has to work harder which can translate into higher electricity bills and a shorter life expectancy of the refrigerator. An easy way to clean the coils is to use a vacuum hose or broom to remove dust. You should try to incorporate this into your cleaning routine once every three months and if you have pets, once per month. The coils on your refrigerator are usually located on the bottom or behind your refrigerator.

Change The Water Filter

If your refrigerator has an ice maker and water dispenser, you should change the filter on a regular basis. Typically the filter is changed once every six months but you need to check the owner’s manual for the correct recommended time frame to change the filter.

If you need assistance with any of these maintenance tips or find that your refrigerator isn’t running at top performance, Contact us today for an appointment and we’ll fix your refrigerator in a jiffy.

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