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. 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.
It is important to clean and replace the rubber door seal or gasket as needed. 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. It is essential to defrost your refrigerator once it frost about half an inch, remove all food, unplug and let it melt. 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. There are commercially available wipes and cleaning solution to remove dirt and fingerprint marks for stainless-steel refrigerators.
You can remove odors and freshen your refrigerator by using a commercially-prepared deodorizer that is fifty times more effective than using baking soda because it can last up to 6 months. 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? The reason behind it is because the frozen items help in keeping the other items cold to maintain the cooler temperature in your freezer or refrigerator. 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 a professional to inspect and repair your refrigerator, you can contact us anytime through our homepage or website. AWG Refrigerator Repair services are always available to help you!