The air conditioner isn’t the only thing that has to work on overdrive over the summer.
Hot, humid air makes the refrigerator work harder too.
Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas has been servicing a lot of refrigerators this summer, and we want to help you keep yours running in tip top condition. Follow these tips to help your refrigerator stay nice and cold, even during these hot summer months:
1. Clean the Condensers
Use your user manual to locate the condenser coils, then once every 6 months, go ahead and clean them with a lint brush. Keeping the condenser coils clean helps maximize the efficiency, making it easier for the refrigerator to keep cool.
2. Check for Leaks
Gaskets and door seals break down over time, allowing warm air in and cold air out – even when the door is closed. Check if it’s time to replace yours by putting a piece of paper in the door, the closing the door and trying to pull the paper out. If the paper slides out easily, then you know the gaskets and seals are leaking air.
3. Leave Room Between Wall & Refrigerator
Pressing the refrigerator as close to the wall as possible doesn’t give the refrigerator any room to “breathe.” Leaving a few inches between the unit and the wall gives ample room for the condenser to disperse heat from the condenser.
4. Don’t Overload It
Cram packing a refrigerator full of food is one way to make your unit go into overdrive. The more food and less room for air to circulate in the refrigerator, the tougher time your fridge will have keeping up.
If you feel your refrigerator is still not keeping food as cold as it should, don’t hesitate to call Appliance Rescue Service – the best appliance repair company in the Dallas area. We serve Addison, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Richardson, Irving, Las Colinas, Flower Mound, Lewisville, and nearly every Dallas-Fort Worth zip code.