5 Refrigerator Maintenance Tips!
Help keep your refrigerator
In home Appliance Repair in Anthem!
5. Be prepared.
If the power goes out, keep the doors closed and use foods from the pantry. An unopened refrigerator will keep food safe for four hours; a freezer will maintain its temperature for 48 hours if full and 24 hours if half-full.
2. Keep the coils clean.
When the condenser coils covered with dust, the refrigerator can’t run efficiently. These are the coils on the back or bottom of your refrigerator depending on the model. At least twice a year, pull the machine from the wall to reveal the coils in back (or snap off the grille, if the coils are on the bottom front, unplug the refrigerator, and vacuum with the brush attachment.If you cant do this yourself we can help!
3. Set the right temperature.
Keep the refrigerator between 37 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit and the freezer at 0 degrees.
4. Fill it up (even if you never cook and only have takeout).
Refrigerators run more efficiently with more things in them, so fill them up to maintain low temperatures. Cool foods and drinks help absorb warm air that streams in when you open the door. If you’re the eat-out type or your fridge is too big for your needs, store a few jugs of water in there.
1.Check the door seals.
A loose seal allows cool air to seep out, wasting energy and causing your fridge to work harder than it needs to. First make sure the seals are free of food residue. (Clean them about twice a year, using a toothbrush and a solution of baking soda and water.) Then try this test: Take a piece of paper , close it in the refrigerator door so that half is in and half is out. If it slips out easily, you may need to have the door seals checked by a pro.