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Is Your Altamonte Springs Home’s Refrigerator Running Efficiently?

Stainless Steel Refrigerator in a Luxurious KitchenOne of the most hardworking appliances in your home is the refrigerator. But when you forget to do regular maintenance on it, you compromise it. It may not be running as efficiently as you’d hope it would be. Living in your rental home could be difficult and your budget and health may be at risk if your refrigerator doesn’t cool at a consistent and right temperature or if it expends a lot of extra energy. By taking the time to learn simple maintenance tasks, you are making sure that the refrigerator in your home doesn’t break down but continues to run efficiently and safely.

The first step to taking care of a refrigerator is to carefully evaluate its condition. Regular energy evaluations on your appliances are recommended by many appliance experts. According to Mr. Appliance, a home’s major appliances use up to 13 percent of the total electricity load. Ensuring that they are running efficiently can save you a lot of money in your monthly electric bill. If your Altamonte Springs rental’s refrigerator is more than ten years old, it’s a good idea to ask your landlord to replace it because old or worn-out appliances use up a lot more electricity than newer, more efficient models.

But even new refrigerators need regular maintenance to run efficiently for many years. Thankfully, refrigerator maintenance is easy to accomplish. What’s more, remembering to do it every year is the hardest part when it comes to refrigerator maintenance.

The first thing you have to know about refrigerator maintenance is about cleaning the condenser coils. You have to clean it at least once a year to keep it running efficiently. Dirt and dust can gather on the coils, making them retain heat and put a strain on the compressor. If that happens, your refrigerator wouldn’t work well. it would fail to maintain a consistent temperature or keep food cold, and it may even break down. To clean the coils, just remove the back panel or the grill on the bottom front section of the refrigerator. Then, gently remove any collected dirt using a vacuum or bristle brush, then replace the panel.

One more essential maintenance task is to clean the gaskets. The gasket is the rubber or plastic seal that runs all the way around each door. When this seal is dirty, the dirt would create an irregularity and it won’t seal properly. This would cause the refrigerator to leak cold air while increasing your utility bills. The gasket should be cleaned with mild soap and a sponge every few months to make sure your refrigerator is running the way it should be.

As a tenant, you are a large part of helping with appliance maintenance. Several tenants who are otherwise conscientious don’t really understand basic refrigerator maintenance and may accidentally harm it by neglect or misuse. They may even end up spending much more for electricity than they should be, simply because they didn’t carry out the more manageable tasks. Getting the needed information and scheduled maintenance can do a lot to extend the life of your refrigerator, lower your utility bills, and keep food at safe temperatures.

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