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Simple Tips to Help You Properly Care for and Maintain Your Fridge and Freezer

Simple Tips to Help You Properly Care for and Maintain Your Fridge and Freezer

In today’s world, there are some truly amazing refrigerators and freezers out there. These can require a real investment from homeowners – and that investment should be protected. Keep reading to find out some of the best ways to ensure that you are properly caring for your fridge. If you have issues and need refrigerator repair, contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 for help.

Read Your Manual When You Get Your Fridge

It may sound boring, but we strongly recommend that you read the manual for every type of appliance you own. The fact of the matter is that no one knows better than the manufacturer does when it comes to care and use. When you read the manual and follow the instructions, you can expect to have the best level of performance coupled with maximum energy efficiency. Once you have read it, keep it on hand for future reference.

Take Care of Issues Quickly

The second most important tip to follow is to ensure that you take care of any issues as soon as possible. If you see that your fridge and / or freezer is not running as well as it should, do not ignore this issue. If you do ignore it, it is likely to just get worse. Instead, be proactive and contact American Appliance Repair at soon as possible for help. This will not only help ensure you get the most use out of your unit, but it can prolong the service life of your fridge too. Feel free to call us at 800-640-9934 for troubleshooting and repair help.

Make Sure Your Fridge Has Space

It is very important that you do not push your fridge directly up against the counter, a wall, or anything else. Your fridge’s manufacturing instructions should tell you how much room it needs, but a good rule of thumb is to make sure that there is at least one inch of space on each side of the unit. This allows for proper air flow.

Keep Your Fridge Clean Inside and Out

You likely know to keep the inside of your fridge clean, but you should also be taking care of the outside – in particular the condenser coils. They should be vacuumed at least every six months to get rid of any hair, lint, or other debris that could get in the way of the coils properly cooling your fridge.

Try to Keep Your Fridge Half Full

Fridges and freezers are likely to hold their cold better when they are at least half full. To further ensure they are as energy efficient as possible, keep them on the recommend temperature settings form the manufacturer.

Replace Any Water Filters

If you have an ice maker and / or water dispenser as part of your fridge, make sure you are replacing the filter at last every six months, unless the manufacturer recommends a different schedule. You can contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 for help with replacement filters.

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