Prolonging the Life of Your Refrigerator
Refrigerators are a serious investment, so you want yours to last as long as possible. When you are looking at an expensive refrigerator for your new kitchen, consider taking a few steps to prolong its life and protect your investment.
It’s tempting to push the fridge all the way against the wall, but this can shorten the life of your refrigerator. Allow at least a few inches behind the unit so the air can move and it can cool more effectively.
The coils along the bottom or back of your unit need to be clean if they will work properly. If they become covered with dust bunnies and debris, then the unit will work harder to cool and it won’t last as long. Keep them clean by dusting them off with a rag or cleaning them with the upholstery attachment of your vacuum.
The gaskets can go bad, allowing the refrigerator to lose air and making it work harder. When cleaning the inside of your unit, take the time to clean the gaskets. Use a damp rag and gentle cleaner to remove any debris, then smooth on a little petroleum jelly to ensure a strong seal.
These simple steps will prolong the life of all kinds of refrigerators. Cleaning the coils only takes a few minutes, and caring for the gaskets will make a big difference in how efficient the refrigerator is. Your refrigerator will not only work better, but it will also last longer.
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