One of the most used appliances and largest electricity generators at home is your refrigerator. The key to reduced energy consumption and extension of the life of your refrigerator is proper maintenance. 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. It is harder to for the coils to remove heat if they are dirty. Without regular cleaning, it can lead to costly repairs and major problems.
The gasket or rubber door seal of a refrigerator plays a crucial role to seal out warm air entering inside, and it also needs cleaning and replacement as necessary. 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. Within just a few year,s gaskets may loose, weaken, and tear. 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. Some refrigerators come with self-defrosting mechanism, wherein the cooling coils heat up slightly to melt frost accumulation and water drains into a shallow pan located at the bottom of the unit, and this pan should be cleaned periodically to avoid odor and bacterial growth. 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. There are commercially available wipes and cleaning solution to remove dirt and fingerprint marks for stainless-steel refrigerators.
You know well that your refrigerator can emit bad odors because of different sorts of food, so use a specifically designed deodorizer to eliminate food odors that can last up to 6 months. 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? It is because frozen items help other items cold, thus maintaining the cooler temperature in your freezer. 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. If you need more tips to best care for your refrigerator or you need repair, feel free to check our homepage or website now! Trust AWG Repair for your appliance repair needs!