Preventive maintenance

Doing preventive refrigerator maintenance on your refrigerator prolongs its life and reduces the times it has to be serviced. An easy preventive maintenance you can do is to clean the refrigerator condenser coils often for safety and energy efficiency.

A refrigerator is one of the few appliances in your home that runs continuously, day and night, keeping your food cold. If you actually think how hard a refrigerator has to work, it is amazing that they break down so infrequently. On rare occasions it will stop working.

Temperature settings for refrigerator and freezer compartments are often given arbitrary numbers by manufacturers (for example, 1 through 9, warmest to coldest), but generally 37 to 41 °F is ideal for the refrigerator compartment and 0 °F for the freezer. Some refrigerators must be within certain external temperature parameters to run properly. This can be an issue when placing units in an unfinished area, such as a garage.

Did you know that according to the latest report from U.S. appliance industry average life expectancy of a refrigerator is between 10-18 years, averaging at 14 years? Please consider carefully if a refrigerator can be saved or it's time to replace it. The best way to ensure that your refrigerator has a long and healthy life is to perform regular maintenance and have it checked periodically by an appliance repair expert.

  Extra Helpful Tips:

  • Move your food around to allow the air to circulate.

  • Don't over pack your refrigerator. Over packing it may  block the air vents and cold air circulation which will cause temperature problems inside the refrigerator compartment.

  • Move your refrigerator away from external heat source.

  • Clean the door gasket regularly with baking soda and hot water to prevent the gasket from getting damaged.