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DIY Appliance Care Tips for Summer

As the scorching summer sun shines high in the sky, we use our home appliances more frequently to create a cool and comfortable living environment. However, this increased dependence on these appliances highlights the significance of maintaining them in good working condition. Regular maintenance paves the way for a seamless summer experience and breathes life into our appliances, extending their lifespan and boosting their efficiency. Imagine the satisfaction of sipping a cold drink, courtesy of your well-maintained refrigerator, or relaxing in a cool room, thanks to an air conditioner humming smoothly in the background. Let’s commit to caring for our household helpers this season, ensuring they serve us well during these hot months and beyond. Schedule an appliance customer care service with OneDios before the summer heat gets too scorching.

Here, we offer a blend of DIY maintenance tips for common summer appliance issues and guide you on when to call the professionals via OneDios.

1. Air Conditioners

  • Clean or Replace Filters: Did you know that you can quickly improve the air quality in your home all by yourself? All you need to do is ensure your air filters are clean. This will improve both the efficiency and overall air quality in your home. Just remember to clean or replace your filters every 1-3 months during periods of high usage. 
  • Check and Clean the Condenser Coils: Outdoor air conditioning units can accumulate dust and debris, making them less efficient over time. Cleaning them with a gentle stream of water from a hose can help remove these particles and improve the unit’s performance.

2. Refrigerators

  • Vacuum the Condenser Coils: Over time, dust and pet hair can build up on your refrigerator’s coils, typically located at the back or underneath the unit. This build-up can cause your refrigerator to work less efficiently, increasing energy costs. Cleaning the coils with a vacuum is an excellent way to improve efficiency and reduce energy costs.
  • Check Door Seals: To ensure that your refrigerator functions appropriately, it’s essential to ensure that the seals on the door are tight and free of debris. You can clean the seals with soapy water to remove any dirt or grime that may have accumulated. This will help ensure that the door closes properly, preventing cold air from escaping and keeping your food fresh for longer periods of time.

3. Washing Machines

  • Inspect Hoses: It is highly recommended that hoses be inspected regularly for any signs of leaks or bulging. As a preventative measure, hoses should be replaced every 3-5 years to avoid potential damage. By following this simple maintenance routine, you can keep your hoses in optimal condition and ensure their longevity.
  • Clean the Lint Filter: Regularly cleaning the lint trap in your washing machine effectively prevents blockages and ensures that the machine runs optimally. This simple maintenance step can help you avoid costly repairs and keep your laundry room functioning smoothly.
  • Clean and dust your electronics. Dust and debris can accumulate on their surfaces and vents, hindering proper airflow and causing them to overheat. Start by cleaning your devices using a soft, lint-free cloth. Please pay close attention to the vents, which collect the most dust. OneDios offers maintenance scheduling services, allowing you to conveniently schedule a professional cleaning for your electronics through their platform.
  • Proper ventilation prevents heat buildup in your home electronics. Ensure that your devices have sufficient space around them for adequate airflow.
  • Summer thunderstorms often bring the risk of power surges, which can damage sensitive electronic devices. Consider investing in surge protectors or uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units to protect your electronics.
  • Extreme temperatures can adversely affect the performance and lifespan of your electronics. Check the ambient temperature in the areas where your devices are located.

When to Call the Professionals

Although many maintenance tasks can be completed at home, there are certain circumstances where it is advisable to seek professional assistance. OneDios can help facilitate this process seamlessly.

1. Air Conditioners

  • Strange Noises or Smells: If your AC is making unusual sounds or emitting strange smells, it could indicate a serious issue that requires professional attention.
  • Poor Cooling Performance: If the air conditioner isn’t cooling effectively even after cleaning filters and coils, there might be an issue with the refrigerant levels or internal components. OneDios provides a platform to schedule air conditioner maintenance, including filter cleaning and servicing, ensuring that your cooling system operates efficiently.

2. Refrigerators

  • Constant Cycling or Running: If your refrigerator runs constantly, this could be a sign of inefficiency that might require a professional to recalibrate or repair the thermostat or a possible motor issue.
  • Water Leaks: Any leaks around your refrigerator are a sign to call a professional to check water lines or the ice maker connection. Contact technicians at OneDios to address the problem.

3. Washing Machines

  • Excessive Noise or Vibration: If your washer is excessively noisy or vibrates more than usual, it might indicate an unbalanced drum or other mechanical issues that require professional expertise.
  • Water Not Filling the Drum: If you notice that water isn’t filling the drum correctly, this could be due to a faulty inlet valve or a problem with the water level switch. Set up a customer care service appointment for your washing machine with OneDios.

OneDios offers a user-friendly mobile app that simplifies the process of calling in professionals for appliance services. With just a few taps on the app, you can schedule an appointment with certified technicians with the right skills and knowledge to handle complex issues. OneDios also maintains a detailed history of all your appliance services, which can prove helpful for warranty claims or future troubleshooting. Using OneDios saves time, energy, and effort, making it an efficient way to manage your appliance repairs and services.

Regular DIY maintenance can significantly enhance the efficiency of your appliances during the summer months. Yet, seeking professional assistance is advisable when faced with more intricate challenges. Utilising OneDios simplifies arranging expert services, offering peace of mind that your appliances are meticulously cared for, thus ensuring uninterrupted summer comfort. OneDios offers extended warranty options that provide coverage beyond the manufacturer’s warranty period. By opting for an extended warranty, you can protect your electronics against unexpected repair costs and gain access to authorised technicians for repairs or replacements. Proactively maintaining your appliances elevates their performance and represents a cost-effective strategy by preventing expensive repairs and premature replacements over time.