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Preventive Maintenance for Home Refrigerators

Your refrigerator is one of the largest energy consumers and most used appliance at home. It is important to perform routine checks and proper maintenance to reduce the energy consumption of your refrigerator and extend its life. 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. It is harder to for the coils to remove heat if they are dirty. 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.

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. It is important to clean the gasket regularly to prevent wear out, and to keep the seal intact for a smooth working refrigerator or freezer. 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. 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. Using airtight containers to seal in odors and to keep food fresher is also a good idea. Use specifically designed wipes and cleaning solution for stainless-steel refrigerators to remove dirt as well as fingerprint marks.

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. It is important to replace the water filtration system filter at least every 6 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. The ideal temperature for your freezer is 0 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius), and 36 to 38 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately two degrees Celsius) for your refrigerator. 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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