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Is Your Dripping Springs Home’s Refrigerator Running Efficiently?

Stainless Steel Refrigerator in a Luxurious KitchenWhen you think of hardworking appliances, the refrigerator comes to mind. But it probably wouldn’t be running as efficiently as it can if you don’t perform regular maintenance on it. It may be difficult to live in your rental home if you have a refrigerator that uses so much extra energy and doesn’t maintain the right temperature. This could also put your budget and health at risk. Learning how to do a small number of simple maintenance tasks is easy. This way, you can make certain that the refrigerator in your home is operating efficiently and safely.

You can begin taking care of your refrigerator properly by doing a thorough evaluation of its condition. Many appliance experts say that you should do regular energy evaluations on your appliances. According to Mr. Appliance, a home’s major appliances use up to 13 percent of the total electricity load. When they are running efficiently, you can be sure you aren’t paying too much on your monthly electric bill. What many renters don’t know is that old and worn-out appliances greedily consume more electricity than newer, more efficient models. Don’t be afraid to ask your landlord to replace it if your Dripping Springs rental’s refrigerator is more than ten years old.

But even new refrigerators need regular maintenance to run efficiently for many years. Fortunately, refrigerator maintenance isn’t difficult at all. In fact, it’s very simple that almost anyone can do it. Actually, the hardest part is probably just remembering to do it every year.

The initial thing to understand about refrigerator maintenance is that it’s vital to clean the condenser coils at least once a year to keep it running efficiently. Dirt and dust can gather on the coils, allowing them to retain heat and put a strain on the compressor. If that takes place, your refrigerator will not effectively maintain a consistent temperature or keep food cold, and may even break down. To clean the coils, locate the back panel or the grill on the bottom front section of the refrigerator and remove it. Then, with a vacuum or bristle brush, gently remove any collected dirt, then replace the panel. Then you’re done!

Another vital maintenance task is the cleaning of the gaskets. The gasket is the rubber or plastic seal that runs all the way around each door. When this seal gets dirty, it won’t seal properly, resulting in the refrigerator leaking cold air while increasing your utility bills. The gasket should be cleaned with mild soap and a sponge every few months to retain your refrigerator’s efficiency and keep it running in good condition.

As a tenant, you play a big role in appliance maintenance. There are a number of otherwise conscientious tenants who don’t know basic refrigerator maintenance. They unknowingly damage it by their neglect or misuse. They may additionally be spending so much more for electricity than they ought, precisely because they didn’t perform a couple of easy things. Acquiring the proper information and reminding yourself exactly when maintenance should be performed can be essential to extending the life of your refrigerator, lowering your utility bills, and keeping food at safe temperatures.

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