Pointers For Maintenance Of A Refrigerator

The refrigerator is the most taken for granted appliance. In fact, it is a wonder how people must have survived before the invention of the refrigerator? Where would they have stored the umpteen numbers of grocery items, dairy products, sauces, freezer meals, cold drinks and everything in between?

Refrigerators have made our lives a lot easier, convenient and stress free. And yet we do not take the time to say thank you to this humble piece of electronics. Worse when the refrigerator breaks down, so does all hell around the house. The little that we can do by way of expressing gratitude is to service the refrigerator regularly and irrespective of it being a Haier, LG or Samsung fridge repairs need to be taken care of immediately, and preferably from professional agencies or company service providers who know their job well.

Our refrigerators are overloaded and need regular maintenance because –

It will prevent untimely breakdowns thus helping save money spent on unnecessary repair expenditures

It will ensure the machine runs efficiently

It will consume less power when serviced regularly thus saving on the electricity bill

It will keep you stress free on a long term basis

Maintenance tips for your refrigerator

A few tips to keep in mind for maintaining the refrigerator and extending its life in terms of performance include-

Ensure the doors are sealed

If the doors of the refrigerator are not sealed properly then the cool air will flow outside. This results in wastage of energy. A fridge takes longer time to cool down and maintains the inside temperature. Ensure that no food residues are stuck on the seal obstructing the door and clean the seal with a toothbrush. However, it is always better to call for professional appliance repairs to get the best repair servicing.

Ensure the coils are clean

The condenser wires or coils often collect dust which gets stuck and this hampers the effective functioning of the refrigerator. At least two times in a year, switch off the machine, move it away from the wall or remove the grill that reveals the coil and clean them thoroughly with a vacuum cleaner.

Ensure the refrigerator is filled (though not overloaded)

In order for the refrigerator to maintain cooling the insides and contents within, it needs to have thermal mass, which means that the fridge must have things inside and not be empty. If the refrigerator is being used by a bachelor or a family that eats more of ‘take-aways’ then fill bottles of water to keep within to provide the mass. This will ensure proper functioning.

Maintain the right temperature

The right temperature for the freezer is zero degrees and that for the refrigerator is anywhere between 37 degrees Fahrenheit to 40 degrees Fahrenheit.