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Is Your Bixby Home’s Refrigerator Running Efficiently?

Stainless Steel Refrigerator in a Luxurious KitchenWhen you think about the appliance that carries a lot of loads, the refrigerator would probably top that list. Always remember to do regular maintenance on your refrigerator. This ensures that it will run as efficiently as it can. If you have a refrigerator that uses extra energy— more than it’s supposed to— or if it doesn’t keep the right temperature, it may make living in your rental home difficult and also puts your budget and health at risk. By learning how to perform simple maintenance tasks, you can see to it that your refrigerator in your home will continue to run efficiently and safely.

Start taking proper care of your refrigerator by evaluating its condition. Appliance experts say that it is necessary to do regular energy evaluation on your appliances. 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. Old or worn-out appliances consume more electricity than newer, more efficient models. That’s why, if your Bixby rental’s refrigerator is more than ten years old, consider requesting for a new one.

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 part that is most difficult is just remembering 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, forcing them to retain heat and put a strain on the compressor. If that transpires, your refrigerator may not be able to maintain a consistent temperature or keep food cold, and may even break down. To clean the coils, merely remove the back panel or the grill on the bottom front section of the refrigerator. Making use of a vacuum or bristle brush, gently remove any collected dirt, then replace the panel.

An additional significant 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. This should be done every few months to ensure that your refrigerator keeps running as well as it should be.

As a tenant, you are a huge part of assisting with 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 even end up paying more for electricity than they should be, merely because they didn’t complete some basic steps. Knowing the right things and being able to remember when maintenance should be performed goes a long way toward extending the life of your refrigerator, lowering your utility bills, and keeping food at safe temperatures.

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