When you think about the appliance that carries a lot of load, the refrigerator would probably top that list. Always remember to do regular maintenance on your refrigerator. This ensures that it will run as efficiently as it can. You may be putting your budget and health at risk if your refrigerator uses up too much extra energy or doesn’t cool things at the right temperature. This may even make living in your rental home difficult. By learning how to perform simple maintenance tasks, you can see to it that your refrigerator in your home will continue to run efficiently and safely.
The first thing you can do to care for your refrigerator is to carefully evaluate its condition. Most appliance experts recommend regular energy evaluation on your appliances. 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. Old or worn-out appliances use so much more electricity than newer, more efficient models. So, take a look at your Celina rental’s refrigerator and see if it is more than ten years old. If it is, then think about asking your landlord to update it.
But even new refrigerators need regular maintenance to run efficiently for many years. As luck would have it, refrigerator maintenance is a quick and painless process that anyone can perform. In fact, probably the hardest thing about it is just the consistency of doing it. You need to remember to perform the tasks every year.
The main thing to know about refrigerator maintenance is that it’s critical to clean the condenser coils at least once a year to keep it running efficiently. Dirt and dust can gather on the coils, forcing them to retain heat and put a strain on the compressor. If that transpires, your refrigerator may not be able to maintain a consistent temperature or keep food cold, and may even break down. To clean the coils, just remove the back panel or the grill on the bottom front section of the refrigerator. Use a vacuum or bristle brush to gently remove any collected dirt, then replace the panel.
The next important 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 help keep your refrigerator running well.
As a tenant, you are a huge part of assisting with appliance maintenance. A number of otherwise conscientious tenants don’t grasp basic refrigerator maintenance and may accidentally destroy it from neglect or misuse. They may also be paying so much more for electricity than they should be, just because they failed to follow some basic instructions. 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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