You do not realize how much load your refrigerator is taking until it refuses to function properly. In this situation, you should know a specialist who could come immediately and make living easier for you. However, the problem is that unless you have selected a professional repair company, you may not be able to get a technician late at night or so early in the morning. Even when someone arrives, you will have to cough up money to get your refrigerator fixed. Here are some simple maintenance tips that can prolong the lifespan of your refrigerator.
Pay attention to coil cleaning
If you want to increase the lifespan of your refrigerator and want to enhance its efficiency, it is advised to clean its coil twice a year. Usually, refrigerator coils are located at the bottom of the fridge or at the backside of the refrigerator. They are responsible for maintaining the inside temperature of the refrigerator and cooling the refrigerants. They are heated when supplied with electricity and do their job.
The coils of refrigerator often get clogged with dust and dirt particles after some time which affects their efficiency. When refrigerator coils are not clean they consume more electrical energy and lowers down the efficiency of the refrigerator.
To clean the coils empty all the contents from your fridge and unplug it from the power supply. Then remove the protective grill of the coil. Now clean the coils with a coil cleaning brush to remove all clogged dust from the coils. Now wipe the coils with a soft cloth and place the protective grill back on its place.
Cleaning coils regularly will save your refrigerator service charges and will enhance its efficiency along with extending its estimated life. It will also reduce your electricity consumption.
Clean the condenser fan
Condenser fan is located near the compressor of the refrigerator. It circulates air to cool down the coils under the refrigerator. Often dirt particles, dust, and even paper get stuck in the fan which effects its performance. Sometimes the condenser fan even stops working due to obstacles in its way that increases the heating of the coils and thus affects the efficiency of the refrigerator.
To clean the condenser fan, unplug the refrigerator from the power main and roll it over. Remove the lower back cover to access the fan. Wipe the pan gently with damp cloth and remove all dirt particles and other obstacles from there. Empty the water-collecting tray and then put the cover back.
Regular cleaning of condenser fan along with coils will influence the efficiency of the refrigerator in a positive manner and will lower down your electricity bills by reducing power consumption.
Doing these two steps regularly can significantly lower your risk of having a bad refrigerator at home. Unfortunately, things can still go wrong because of many other issues, and when it happens, be sure to let only a professional and experienced technician to have a look at your refrigerator.