Your refrigerator is obviously one of the most important appliances in your home. Many people don’t realize that, like other appliances, some routine maintenance goes a long way towards keeping your refrigerator running perfectly for years to come. Your refrigerator needs room to breathe, so make sure there is room on each side, so it doesn’t overheat. Ideally, your refrigerator should also be kept between 36°F and 38°F. Also try to avoid putting the freezer directly by hot appliances.
For refrigerators that have a built-in water system, the quality is as good as bottled water, but at a fraction of the price, says Tony Almeida of The Maytag Store. Not having to buy bottled water also saves a lot of waste and is much more environmentally-friendly. It’s important to replace the water filters on a regular basis—at least every six months—to keep your water fresh, clean and tasting good. The fan and condenser coils at the back of your refrigerator should be vacuumed using the brush attachment once every three months and if you have a pet, consider cleaning the coils once a month. You should also clean the door gasket every three months by cleaning it with warm soapy water and then drying it with a towel. Inspect the seal for snugness all the way around and replace it if it becomes loose, cracked, or torn.
Defrosting your freezer will also keep your refrigerator running well and keep your food fresh. Keeping your food covered will also help to optimize your refrigerator’s performance.
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