You want your freezer to run well and you want it to run efficiently. Unfortunately, while both of these may be likely when the freezer is new, as time goes on there are steps you will need to take to keep your freezer in top shape. Check out these four tips and then contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 if you need freezer repair or maintenance.
- Keep Your Freezer Full If you do not have enough food in your freezer, it will not cool as efficiently or as effectively. Does this mean you have to run out and get food you don’t need just to fill the freezer? No – if you do not have enough on hand, freeze jugs of water. Grab a few more ice racks and use them to fill the space. Get creative but remember – your freezer works best when it is full.
- Do Not Put Hot Food into the Freezer If you cook a large amount of something with the intention of freezing much of it, let it cool to room temperature before you put it in the freezer. If you put hot items in the freezer, your freezer will need to work very hard to cool them down. The hot items will also bring up the temperature of the frozen items they are near, which could cause potential safety issues.
- Do Not Keep the Freezer Door Open Longer Than Necessary Keeping your freezer door open for longer than is absolutely necessary can result in the internal temperature of the freezer rising much faster than it should. Resist the urge to open the freezer and casually glance around to see what you have. It may seem that just a few seconds makes no difference but if you do it several times each day, it can make a big difference.
- Put a Thermometer in Your Freezer It is important to keep your freezer below 0 degrees. If it goes up or down, then you may need to take steps to keep it even. However, you will not know you need to do so unless you check the temperature regularly. We recommend placing a thermometer in your freezer and checking it regularly. If you find that it fluctuates greatly, it is time to contact American Appliance Repair.