Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 17, 2012
Summer is finally here and as the temperature rises, so does the energy bill. Beat the heat this summer by taking the time for preventative maintenance to not only cool down the fridge, but the heat inside your wallet too.
As the temperature rises, more strain is placed on the refrigerator and freezer to keep it cold. Appliances run more efficiently with some extra upkeep. The better Appliances are maintained , the longer appliances last.
Use these simple tips from Sub-Zero Repair Service to keep the fridge operating at its best this summer.
Clean beyond the refrigerator shelves by cleaning the condenser coils located behind the fridge at least once a year. Use a brush or handheld vacuum to remove loose particles, including dirt, dust and pet hair.
Give the refrigerator some breathing room by keeping the appliance at least two or three inches away from the wall. Also, place the refrigerator away from direct sunlight and appliances that produce heat to make the refrigerator run more efficiently.
Craving a midnight snack, but can’t decide what to eat? Keep the fridge full, not only to satisfy all of the midnight munchies, but to also help the fridge save energy after recovery from the door being open.
Check and care for the rubber seals surrounding the inside of the fridge by using mild soap twice a year to help prevent cracked and torn seals. Use the money to test the seals by placing a dollar bill halfway inside the refrigerator door. If the dollar pulls out easily, then the refrigerators losing money in more than one way and it may be time to replace the rubber seals.
Take the refrigerator’s temperature and see if the refrigerator is wasting energy. Make sure that the refrigerator runs between 36°F and 40°F and the freezer runs between 0°F and 5°F. If it is kept 10°F colder than recommended, the refrigerator may be using 25% more energy than needed.
All refrigerators need maintenance, but if the refrigerator is an older model, it is important to make sure it’s operating efficiently. Refrigerators manufactured after 2001 use at least 30 percent less energy than models made in the 1990s or earlier.
Follow these do-it-yourself energy efficient tips periodically by adding them to the family calendar. To help prolong the life of the fridge, combine these tips with regular visits from a local appliance repair professional.
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