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Is Your Wilmington Home’s Refrigerator Running Efficiently?

Stainless Steel Refrigerator in a Luxurious KitchenOne of the most hardworking appliances in your home is the refrigerator. If you neglect to do regular maintenance on your refrigerator, you’ll end up with an appliance that isn’t running as efficiently as possible. 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. By attempting to learn how to do some simple maintenance tasks, you can make sure that the refrigerator in your home is working efficiently and safely.

You can begin taking care of your refrigerator properly by doing a thorough evaluation of 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. One way to save a lot on your monthly electric bill is by making sure they are running efficiently. If your Wilmington 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. The good news is that refrigerator maintenance is actually easy and anyone can do it. In fact, the most difficult part of this is making sure to do it every year.

The primary thing to learn about refrigerator maintenance is that it’s crucial to clean the condenser coils at least once a year to keep it running efficiently. Dirt and dust can gather on the coils. This would make them retain heat and it would, in turn, put a strain on the compressor. If that occurs, your refrigerator will not succeed in maintaining 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. With the use of a vacuum or bristle brush, gently remove any collected dirt, then replace the panel.

Another major 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 gets dirty, it won’t seal properly, allowing 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 integral to appliance maintenance. A lot of otherwise conscientious tenants don’t have knowledge of basic refrigerator maintenance and may unintentionally ruin it from 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. Knowing the appropriate facts and remembering when exactly maintenance should be executed can be of great value: extending the life of your refrigerator, lowering your utility bills, and keeping food at safe temperatures.

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