One of the most used appliances and largest electricity generators at home is your refrigerator. Proper preventive maintenance would lead to reduced energy consumption and life extension of your refrigerator. 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. When dirt and dust cling to the condenser coils, it is harder for your refrigerator to remove heat. You can use a vacuum and a long-handled bristle brush to remove dust and dirt, to prevent problems and high repair costs in the future.
It is important to clean and replace the rubber door seal or gasket as needed. Clean the gasket periodically using a universal cleaner because gaskets wear and no longer provide enough seal causing your refrigerator to inefficiently work. Gaskets can easily weaken, tear, and loosen within just a few years, so your refrigerator will have difficulty removing warm air entering its interior. 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. There are also some models of refrigerator with self-defrosting mechanism, wherein the condenser coils heat up every six to eight hours to slightly melt any frost accumulation on the coils and water drains into a shallow pan at the bottom of the freezer or refrigerator. Clean your refrigerator’s interior every week by using a warm water-dampened cloth and wipe down and remove spills and crumbs from walls and shelves. Keep food fresher longer by storing it in airtight containers. There are commercially available wipes and cleaning solution to remove dirt and fingerprint marks for stainless-steel refrigerators.
Refrigerators it unwanted odor, so deodorize it to remove odors and freshen your unit using commercially prepared deodorizers. Replacing of water dispenser or ice maker filter is done every six months. Did you know that your refrigerator or freezer operates better when it’s full? It is because frozen items help other items cold, thus maintaining the cooler temperature in your freezer. The ideal temperature for your refrigerator is 36 to 38 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately two degrees Celsius), and 0 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius) for your freezer. If you need more tips to best care for your refrigerator or you need repair, feel free to check our homepage or website now! AWG Refrigerator Repair services are always available to help you!