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6 Tips for Maintaining Your Home Appliances

It’s difficult to remember the time when we lived without a refrigerator, a cooker, air-conditioning and all the home appliances. In those far-off days, who could have predicted that these technologies would become such an integral part of our daily lives. A simple calculation of the benefits they provide is stunning as they give us freedom to work in ways better suited to our needs. Naturally, in order to protect them from breaking and damaging, it is important to maintain them properly. Here are a few tips on how to keep your home appliances in good condition.

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Refrigerator Maintenance

One of the most important things when it comes to fridge maintenance is to  check condenser coils at least twice a year. Coils, which are usually at the bottom of the fridge, serve the purpose of collecting dust. Large amounts of dust prevent refrigerators from working efficiently. Consequently, this causes the compressor to overheat and the refrigerator to malfunction. In other words, the food in it might spoil. In order to avoid stress and unnecessary expenses, make sure you regularly clean the coils using either a vacuum cleaner or a brush.

Oven Maintenance

Whether you are using your oven to bake some super-delicious cookies or just to heat up last night’s dinner, you should definitely keep it clean. Keeping your oven in a good shape doesn’t require much effort and high maintenance. Cleaning can be a bit demanding if you don’t clean it regularly. Try not to use strong substances as they may damage the surface and do not apply the cleaner directly to the surface but to the cloth. Normally, it is best not to use any  of those strong chemicals for cleaning and to use use baking soda and vinegar instead - it is equally effective and healthier.

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Air Conditioner Maintenance

In summer when the temperature can rise up dramatically, having a functional air conditioner in your apartment is imperative. Negligence of its performance might have adverse effect on its general functionality and can cause its steady decline. Since dirty filters most frequently decrease the amount of the intake air, you should clean or dust them with water, or a vacuum cleaner as often as possible. You can even replace the filters, unless they are reusable. Moreover, changing filters on regular basis can prevent bacteria from developing and causing severe health issues.   

Washing machine Maintenance

Can you imagine washing a load of laundry a few times a week? That’s why most of us have a washing machine which, like many other home appliances, makes our life immeasurably easier. So, it’s necessary to keep it well-maintained. If you notice that your current washing machine is producing unpleasant odors and that, after washing, laundry is not as clean and stainless as it should be, it's most certainly time to deep clean it. You can do this either by running the machine empty and using appropriate amount of detergent or you can use one of the cleaners. It’s advisable to do this at least once a month and your washing machine will undoubtedly keep running smoothly and last for years.

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Freezer Maintenance

It’s impossible to imagine a day without it since it provides enormous help, especially to families as it enables them to save different kinds of food and enjoy them at any time. However, this investment requires regular care and check-ups to work properly. An interesting fact is that a freezer performs better if it is filled with food. Otherwise, if it is almost empty, it may fail to keep a cool temperature. Try storing it with ready-made meals, vegetables and generally as much food as possible.

Keeping your appliances with top-notch quality throughout will have considerable impact on your everyday life and will unquestionably reduce your expenses. You can always consult the manual that comes with an appliance but following these tips will be highly beneficial to you and your family.

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