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Home Care and Maintenance Tips for Your Refrigerator

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. Condenser coils remove heat from the freezer and refrigerator which are located beneath or at the back of the unit, and they need cleaning at least twice a year. 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.

The gasket or rubber door seal outlines the refrigerator and freezer doors, and you need to clean and replace it 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. 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. Using a cloth dampened with warm water, clean the interior at least once a week, removing and wiping down crumbs and spills from eh shelves and walls. 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.

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. Dd you know that your freezer works better when it is full? That is because the frozen items in your freezer keep the temperature cold inside, thus saving energy from cooling every time. 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 a professional to inspect and repair your refrigerator, you can contact us anytime through our homepage or website. Trust AWG Repair for your appliance repair needs!

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