About Refrigerator Performance
Refrigerators are very important to our everyday life. We use it to keep our produce and meats cooled so they last longer. However as time goes on various things can go wrong with your refrigerator causing it to have to work harder to maintain a certain temperature. Some simple tips here can improve the performance of your fridge, thus lengthening its lifespan and lowering your energy bill.
The condenser coils are very important in the cooling process of your refrigerator. They basically take the refrigerant and, through a bunch of engineering science mumbo jumbo, turn it into cool air. Over time these accumulate dust, particles, and hair which makes it harder for it to do its processes. These should be cleaned once a year, or every 6 months if you have pets that shed hair.
The Appliance Repair Doctor offers a comprehensive Refrigerator Maintenance that includes condenser coil cleaning. Doing this will improve the performance of your refrigerator, and lesson the cost of your energy bill. Its good to be green! Fill out the form to get more information!
Refrigerator Door Seals
The door seals keep the cold air in. This is pretty obvious, however it is very important to check this from time to time. One small crack in the seal can result in cold air leaking out. When the air leaks out the temperature rises in the refrigerator. This makes the refrigerator have to work harder to keep the temperature at the level you have it set to.
While checking the seals, ensure that the door switch is working properly. The door switch turns off the light in the fridge. This breaks down more often than you would think. When the light is on, the fridge is using energy to keep the light on, and is working a bit harder to keep your food cool.
The Appliance Repair Doctor offers a comprehensive Refrigerator Maintenance that includes door seal, and door switch checkin ups. Doing this will improve the performance of your refrigerator, and lesson the cost of your energy bill. Its good to be green! Fill out the form to get more information!
Believe it or not the fridge doesn’t always come set to the perfect temperature. This can result in your food either being to warm, or too cold. If you notice that your produce is freezing, or maybe your ice cream isn’t frozen enough, this is probably a sign that you need to adjust the temperature. The best setting for a refrigerator is about 35°F, and your freezer 0°F. If your settings are correct and you still notice any symptoms of mis-cooling, you should check the above points, or give us a call!
Refrigerators can be very energy consuming if not kept up. Do these tips, or call us to do them for you, and you will live a more green life, and save on that energy bill.