The refrigerator is one of the most under appreciated appliances that we own. Most of the time we don’t think much about how it operates as long as it’s doing the job it’s supposed to. Below are a few simple maintenance tips that can help to avoid your refrigerator breaking down. However, if you begin to experience anything out of the ordinary, make sure to contact a refrigerator appliance repair specialist right away.
1. Door seals: A loose seal allows cool air to escape, using more energy and causing your fridge to work harder. Clean the seals about twice a year.
2. Clean the coils: When the coils are covered with dust, the refrigerator cannot run efficiently. A couple of times a year it’s a good idea to use the brush attachment on your vacuum to remove the dust.
3. Set the right temperature: Keep the fridge between 37 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit. This will help your fridge to stay cold and run properly, not working overtime to maintain the correct temperature.
4. Be prepared: If the power goes out, keep the doors closed as much as possible to retain the cold. An unopened refrigerator will keep food safe for approximately four hours.
Following the above referenced tips will help to keep your refrigerator in good condition, and avoid costly repairs. Also, following these tips will help to keep your power bill low. However, if you notice that your fridge isn’t operating properly, call a professional right away.
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