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Refrigerator Maintenance Routine

If you
have recently taken a trip to the appliance store, you know that
refrigerators are no small purchase. If you have a new refrigerator,
or even if you have an old one, you are probably looking to maximize
your investment by making it last as long as possible.
like anything else, your refrigerator will run better and last longer
when it is properly maintained. If you don’t know how to start caring
for your fridge, just follow this simple maintenance routine.
On a daily basis…
  • Keep your fridge
    perform best when they have a lot of thermal mass – a.k.a. a lot
    of stuff inside of them. A well-stocked fridge will better maintain
    its temperature when the door is opened, thus reducing the workload
    on the compressor.
  • Avoid keeping the
    door open.
    Every time you open
    the door, as much as 50% of the cold air inside your refrigerator
    escapes. Minimizing how many times you open your refrigerator and
    how long you keep it open for will keep your energy bills down and
    extend the lifespan of your appliance.
On a monthly basis…
  • Give your
    refrigerator a deep cleaning.
    month, give your refrigerator a deep cleaning to keep it looking
    like new. This involves removing all food, shelves, and drawers and
    giving the entire interior a wipe down with a soapy rag.
  • Moisturize the
    The rubber seals
    located along the edge of your refrigerator and freezer doors are
    known for drying out and cracking. When this happens, warm air from
    the outside can enter into your fridge, even when the door is
    closed. Prevent this from happening to you by applying a thin layer
    of Vaseline to your gaskets once per month.
Every six months…
  • Vacuum the condenser
    The condenser coils are
    a key player in the energy-efficiency of your refrigerator. They are
    located on the back of most units, and can accumulate a thick
    coating of dust and pet hair if they aren’t cared for. Clean these
    twice per year using the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner.
  • Change your water
    If your fridge has a
    water dispenser, its filter will need to be routinely changed to in
    order keep your drinking water pure and bacteria-free. Most
    manufacturers recommend changing these every six months, but it is
    best to refer to your owner’s manual for instructions specific to
    your model.
these basic needs for your refrigerator can lead to all sorts of
problems. If your fridge is on the fritz, don’t head to the appliance
store just yet; you may be able to repair yours for a fraction of the
cost of a new model. If you live in New York City, Long Island, New
Jersey, or Connecticut and are experiencing refrigerator trouble,
give Speedy Refrigerator Service a call at 866-782-9376. We guarantee
that we will be at your door within one hour of your call and we
complete most repairs same-day in the comfort of your own home. Our
phone lines are open 24/7/365, so just call 866-782-9376 at any time
to schedule a visit from one of our licensed technicians.

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