Warm summer days are spent swimming and soaking up in the sun, but did you know that your appliances are affected by the summer heat? The extreme heat conditions can get the best of your appliances if you are not keeping an eye on them. The heat causes your appliances to work harder than they are designed to and can cause them to wear out, work less efficiently, and break down.
It is important to maintain these appliances to ensure they’re in great condition as you’re getting ready for summer! Here are some tips on what you can do to make sure your appliances don’t give out on you this summer.
Fridge and Freezer
What is more refreshing than an ice cold drink or watermelon after spending a day in the sun? Nothing! That is why keeping your refrigerator and all the food in there cold during the summer is very important. The summer season is when refrigerators experience the most wear and tear. Here are some tips to ensure your refrigerator doesn’t die out before you’re able to serve your cold summer drinks:
- The distance of your fridge to the wall is overlooked by many homeowners. If it’s pushed to close to the wall, the condenser coils won’t disperse properly and the air circulation will be limited.
- Air circulation in your fridge is principal to make sure it works efficiently, so resist overloading your fridge. The more you have in your fridge the more the compressor works to keep food fresh and cold. The reality is that we all have overstuffed our fridge’s, but keep the interior clean and throw out food that goes bad.
- Limit the number of times you open your fridge, the temperature drops every time you do. This makes the compressor work harder to maintain a cold temperature.
- Many homeowners don’t realize that your door gasket seal’s your fridge properly. When sticky foods buildup on the gasket it makes it harder to open the door and eventually the gasket will tear. Use warm water and a sponge to clean it up and you will save electricity and on repairs.
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