Refrigerator is indeed the most important gadget in house – especially in summer days. In this blog we tell you about the most important tips to maintain it.
Keeping the Condenser Coils Clean
This is the most important tip to follow to keep the refrigerator in great condition. Dust and dirt on the condenser affects the energy efficiency and makes the compressor hotter than it normally should be. The condenser coils are usually located under the refrigerator or on the back of the refrigerator. Too much stress on the compressor can decrease the longevity of the refrigerator.
Check Door Seals or Gaskets
With time and regular use, the door seals or gaskets can tear, loosen or weaken. This condition leads to the refrigerator to use 2.5% more energy for each 1 degree F. over ambient room temperature (about 70 degrees F.). To check whether the door needs maintenance, slip a piece of paper half in and half out of the door. If you can pull it out, then immediate maintenance is needed.
Keep the Refrigerator Full
To work properly, refrigerators need thermal mass or lot of food inside it. The temperature stays low and warm air is absorbed by cold food and drink when you open the door. In case too much food is not there, store some water jugs in the fridge.
Keep Cool Food in Refrigerator
Never ever keep warm food in the fridge. This ensures there is no warm air inside the refrigerator and compressor run time is less.
Refrigerator, like everything else, needs weekly cleaning and you should do that with a tub of warm soapy water and sponge. In order to reduce food odor, keep an open pack of baking soda inside the fridge.
Keep the Door Closed
Keeping the refrigerator door open for too long is invitation for warm air to come in. That will mean extra load on the fridge to cool down the warm air that comes in.
Refrigerators are one of the most expensive and necessary items in the house. It is imperative that they are kept in good working condition so that you do not run out of your ice cream and cold soda all of a sudden!