There are plenty of ways one could go about making any appliance or even your home more efficient. Going green can help you save money in the long run and make your appliance last longer. Here are a few tips you can implement on your refrigerator to make it operate more efficiently!
Even with winter on its way your freezer still needs to be kept maintained because it will extend the lifespan of your appliance and save you repair costs by performing these simple repairs by yourself! These freezer maintenance tips laid out below will ensure you a better working freezer and overall lower household costs!
Condensation occurs when warm, moisture-laden air cools. If your refrigerator has condensation forming then you will have to locate to source to this problem. The most common reason as to why this is happening is usually a faulty door gasket. The door gasket is responsible for creating an air-tight seal around the refrigerator door preventing warm air from entering. Here is what to check if you have condensation forming in your refrigerator.
Ever go to switch a load of laundry from the washer to dryer and realize how bad your washer smells?! Don’t worry! Washer mildew and odors is a common complaint among homeowners and sometimes it’s caused by the detergent we use. However, it isn’t hard to get rid of the smell, through a few simple steps and changing your maintenance habits for your washing machine you can have it smelling brand new!
As much as many of us would like to hang on to summer, Fall is just about here and with that brings cooler days, longer nights, and for those of us farther North changing leaves and frosty mornings. With the changing of the seasons, there’s some prep to be done.
Check your Gutters – Clean out any leaves or debris that may have collected up there to make sure that they drain properly. While you’re up there, you should also check for any damage and repair or replace pieces as necessary. To prevent leaves from collecting and clogging them, consider installing mesh guards.
Leaks in your kitchen do not always come from your sink or dishwasher. Truth is, your refrigerator can be leaking from 5 different areas. This issue should be addressed immediately especially if the leak has reached the floor – and we’ll tell you why. Water on your kitchen floor is a slipping hazard and can put anyone at risk of experiencing electric shock who comes in contact with water and electrical outlets.
Since there are different brands and types of refrigerators, these trouble shooting tips will address the various problems your refrigerator may be experiencing. Consulting your manufacturer’s refrigerator manual will serve as a tool in fixing your appliance.
Most of us pay our refrigerator a visit 5 times a day, and if there is more than one person living in your house, this can have quite the effect on your refrigerator door! From fingerprints to broken seals, our refrigerator endures it all. To avoid our groceries (and money!) going to waste, be sure to keep an eye out on how your refrigerator door gasket is holding up. If it needs to be replaced, follow our step-by-step instructions to repairing most refrigerator gaskets below!
Refrigerator door being stubborn again? You reach in your refrigerator to grab a snack, come back, and the door is slightly ajar. When this happens, cold air can escape the refrigerator and allow warm air to invade the compartment. This can cause the buildup of condensation inside the refrigerator and cause the compressor to work overtime. Either your refrigerator has a faulty gasket, your door hinges need to be tightened, or you have a bad door seal.
If you plan on diagnosing the problem yourself, follow these tips & pointers to fix your door problem: