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4 Ways to Extend Your Refrigerator’s Lifespan

average lifespan of a brand new refrigerator is roughly 15 years,
depending on the model, size, and upkeep. However, even the best
refrigerators on the market won’t live to see 10 if you don’t give
them a little bit of TLC every now and again.
Avoid a
trip to the appliance store and extend the lifespan of your
refrigerator by following these four simple tips:
  • Vacuum your
    condenser coils.
    These coils
    are usually located on the back of your refrigerator and can
    accumulate a thick layer of dust over time. Clean these every six
    months with your vacuum to avoid putting extra wear-and-tear and
    your fridge.
  • Maintain the gasket.
    The gasket is the rubber seal
    that runs around the perimeter of your refrigerator door, and keeps
    the warm air out. These gaskets are known to crack, which can cause
    your refrigerator to lose cold air. Periodically wipe the gasket
    clean with soap and water and apply a thin layer of Vaseline to keep
    it from drying out and cracking.
  • Keep away from heat
    Keeping your
    refrigerator away from sources of heat reduces the amount of work
    that the compressor must undergo in order to maintain a cold
    temperature. This includes heat-generating appliances such as your
    stove, but also avoid exposure to direct sunlight if possible.
  • Avoid keeping the
    door open.
    Every time you open
    your refrigerator door, you lose a little bit of cold air. Keeping
    the door open for long periods of time will cause you to lose more
    than just a little warm air, and your refrigerator will have to work
    harder to cool down. When you are making a recipe which calls for
    multiple refrigerated items, take them all out in one trip and try
    to avoid staring into an open fridge looking for something to eat
    (hey, we all do it!).
If your
refrigerator is on the fritz, replacing it isn’t always necessary.
Often times, you can get your refrigerator fixed for the fraction of
the cost of buying a new model. If you live in New York, New Jersey,
or Connecticut, you can count on 24/7 Refrigerator Repair for speedy,
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