A refrigerator is one of the essential pieces of equipment in the kitchen for keeping food safe. Refrigeration slows bacterial growth. Refrigerators have revolutionized food storage, allowing fruits, vegetables, meat, and grain products to stay fresh for days or weeks. Most refrigerators also have a freezer that can keep food frozen for months before thawing it out for a meal.
A fridge is a significant part of any home, and it’s hard to imagine living without one. Especially during the hot summer months, nothing is complete without chilled drinks, ice creams, and ice. To help you cope with the heat outside, your refrigerator must work hard to keep everything cool despite rising temperatures. An inefficient fridge uses more energy and does not perform its function well. Keeping your refrigerator well-maintained and serviced before summer arrives is crucial. Is your fridge overdue for some service or maintenance? Schedule a refrigerator customer care service with OneDios, before the summer heat gets too scorching.
Following are some steps that will help you to get your refrigerator summer-ready:
- Check the refrigerator gaskets
The refrigerator door gasket or seal keeps the door airtight. If the seal is loose or has gaps, the fridge will not cool efficiently, and cold air will leak. Take a currency note, close the refrigerator, and push the note into the door seal. If the seal holds the note, it’s tight enough; if it falls out or is easy to pull free, the seal is too loose. The door seal will need to be replaced. If you are facing any issues or need help replacing the fridge gasket, download the OneDios app and put in a request today. It is a one-stop shop for all your refrigerator-related issues and queries.
- Clean the condenser coils
The condenser coils are located at the back of the refrigerator. Over time they get covered with dirt, dust, and pet hair and affecting the fridge’s functioning. Read the fridge manual carefully, and clean accordingly. Vacuum the coils or use a coil brush to remove the dust. Anything that obstructs the flow of air will reduce the condenser’s efficiency, so these coils should be cleaned regularly. If you are uncomfortable cleaning your fridge’s condenser coils, download the OneDios app and call a refrigerator service expert.
- Keep the fridge stocked and well organized
Filling up the refrigerator helps the unit cool better and operate more efficiently. When stocking up, be careful not to block any vents or controls. A well-stocked refrigerator uses less energy compared to an almost empty fridge. Don’t buy stuff to fill the refrigerator; instead, fill pitchers with water and keep them in excess open spaces to create the full effect. Do not overstock the fridge, and ensure adequate space for the circulation of cool air inside. Keep the refrigerator well organized and the items covered. A neatly organized refrigerator saves money and time, reduces food waste and unpleasant smells, and increases the fridge’s efficiency. However, you can extend the life of your refrigerator with timely service and extend the warranty of your appliance.
- Set correct temperature
For optimal performance and energy efficiency, the fridge and freezer temperatures must be set correctly. The refrigerator’s temperature should be at 4°C, and the freezer’s below 0°C. The temperature should be kept constant to keep food from spoiling. For any query regarding temperature levels, feel free to call experts at OneDios.
- Remove old or expired items
Check the expiration dates of items, and make sure you take the expired items out of the fridge and throw them away so that it does not spoil or rot.
- Clean the refrigerator
No one likes a messy and smelly fridge. The refrigerator should be cleaned weekly with a cloth and warm water to remove crumbs and spills. Remember to clean the door’s gasket to stay in good condition. Cleaning the refrigerator prevents it from leaking, smelling, and breaking down, making it more efficient. If you are looking forward to buying an Extended Warranty plan for your refrigerator, download the OneDios app and put in a request today.
- Refresh the ice
Discard the old ice in the bin, wash the ice storage basket and ice trays, and make fresh ice before summer begins. Regular defrosting is needed to save energy and efficient functioning.
- Check the placement of the fridge
Do not place the refrigerator too close to the walls; a minimum 1-inch distance should be there. It helps dispense the heat generated during refrigeration and keeps the appliance running efficiently. Also, the fridge should not be placed directly near a heat source or where the sun will shine, as it will cause the unit to work harder and increase energy costs. For any queries regarding fridge placement, feel free to call experts at OneDios.
- Check water filter
If your refrigerator has a water filter, check it and replace it if needed. A clean water filter will provide more sterile water and ensure that your ice maker runs more efficiently.
- Repair and service
You should get the refrigerator serviced before summer arrives or call an expert. Getting your fridge serviced at least twice a year is always better. The expert will check the fridge and ensure it is in good condition. Regular maintenance increases the efficiency and lifespan of the refrigerator. Despite regular maintenance, things can sometimes go wrong with a fridge; in such cases, an extended warranty might help. If you are looking forward to buying an Extended Warranty plan for your refrigerator, download the OneDios app and put in a request today.
With these simple fridge maintenance tips, you can get your refrigerator ready for the coming summer season and enjoy the coolness with a cool summer drink rather than spending time and money on fixing it if something malfunctions. At OneDios, we handle all your refrigerator’s maintenance, repair, installation, and extended warranties. If your fridge isn’t functioning correctly even after a repair, it may be time to replace it!
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