Appliances tend to be quite expensive, so you’ll want to keep them in top working order for as long as possible. Performing regular maintenance on your appliances will help prolong their lives and delay the need to replace them. Here are some appliance maintenance tips to get you started:
- Check the rubber gaskets around the doors on your oven, refrigerator, front-loading washing machine, dryer and dishwasher. Those gaskets perform a vital function, keeping heat, cold or water inside, depending on the appliance. Leaks in the rubber seals can cause your appliances to run less efficiently, costing you more on energy in the long run. Check the gaskets periodically to be sure they are in good shape. Clean them to remove any debris to prolong their useful life.
- Clean or replace your range hood filters. These filters gather a lot of grease. At least once every six months, remove the filters and give them a good cleaning. If the filters are not in good shape, you’ll likely need to replace them.
- Clean the coils on your refrigerator. The refrigerator uses the coils to remove heat from the fridge and freezer space. If the coils are covered with dust, it is harder for the exchange to happen, which makes the refrigerator run less efficiently, causing more wear and tear, as well as raising your energy costs.
- Change the water filter on your refrigerator. If you have an automatic ice maker and water dispenser, you’ll need to change the water filter cartridge periodically to keep contaminants out of the water and ice that you consume.
Applying these basic appliance maintenance tips is not difficult, and they will help to prolong the life of your appliances. If you need help with appliance maintenance or repair, call the professionals at A-Tech Appliance Parts & Service today.