The weather in North Texas is heating up, and it’s a sign that summer is on its way. School will soon by out and it will be time for vacations, pool parties, and cookouts with friends.
The last thing on your mind is likely your appliances, but did you know that the hot summer temperatures can also affect them? Here are 3 ways those higher temps can wreck havoc on your home appliances:
Overworked Washing Machine & Dryer
All of those dirty beach towels and sports uniforms don’t clean themselves! In the summer you might notice extra loads of laundry due to the kids being out of school, extra practices for sports, beach towels from the pool, etc. Those extra loads can affect your washing machine and dryer’s performance levels and lifespan. Keep an eye on them and if something seems off, be sure to call an expertly trained Dallas appliance repairman.
Refrigerator Could Struggle
Did you know that more refrigerators die during the summer months than any other time of year? This is likely due to the higher temperatures. When temperatures outside creep up into the 90s – and even 100s – internal temps creep up too. Today’s refrigerators are typically built to battle the heat just fine, but keeping your home cool is a must for helping your refrigerator not to work overtime.
Water from the Water Heater Gets too Hot
Just like everything else during the summer months, water temperature in the pipes will heat up too. And as that water is transported through your water heater, it could come out the other side a little too hot. If this happens, lower your water heater’s temperature slightly during the summer months.