How to maintain your top 3 home appliances

Home Appliance

If you’re a homeowner, there’s a good chance that you’ve had to replace one or more of your home appliances. Your home appliances are used on a daily basis and can be quite expensive to repair or replace if they break down. In order to save yourself from the large cost of replacing them, it’s important that you maintain them as much as possible!

This blog post will detail what you should do to keep some of your home appliances running longer.

Maintaining Your Refrigerator

Do you have a refrigerator? Of course, you do. Do you know how to maintain it? If not, here are some tips how to do that to make sure you get the most years out of your most used appliance!

  • Clean the coils with a vacuum cleaner brush attachment every few months or so to get rid of dirt and dust that can accumulate in the coils.  
  • Check for leaks around the refrigerator door seal by spraying water on it from inside and looking for droplets from outside. 
  • Get into the habit of defrosting your freezer once a year using a hair dryer set at low heat to melt ice build-up around any food items in there. 
  • Change out porous filters monthly if they are installed in your fridge’s grille at the base of the fridge or in the upper right corner of the interior of the unit. In either spot you will notice a button or knob that will allow you to release the filter for replacement. 

Maintaining Your Washing Machine

Do you want to know how to maintain your washing machine? Well, I can tell you that it’s not as simple as just following the manual.

It is important to maintain your washing machine, so it lasts a long time. You can do this by cleaning out the lint filter and following the directions for what products you put in with your clothes.  We’ll also discuss how to clean inside of your machine, when necessary, as well as how to fix common problems like leaks or non-spinning loads. It is important that you keep up with these tasks because if not done often enough they will cause more serious issues down the road such as mold and mildew buildup!

Other ways to keep the unit running like new are….

  • Frequently check water hoses and replace when needed
  • Clean the lint filter
  • Add drip pan to protect your floor against future leaks
  • Wash the washing machine by sensing away soap residue and build

Has anyone ever told you your wife is hot? That is because you don’t maintain your AC regularly! Unfortunately, air conditioners don’t last forever and need to be taken care of to keep them running smoothly. That’s why we’re here! Keep reading for our top tips on how to maintain your air conditioning unit so that you can feel cool all year long! 

Maintaining Your Air Conditioning Unit

You’re probably wondering how to maintain your air conditioning unit. But you don’t have to worry about it too much because we’ve got all the tips and tricks for you!  Here are some of our favorites: 

  • Change your filter regularly, typically once a month or as needed
  • Check your coils periodically for dirt and debris (we recommend every 6 months) 
  • Have your system checked annually by a professional technician who can make sure everything is running smoothly.

We all know that our washing machines are a nuisance. They’re expensive to maintain, they don’t clean our clothes well enough, and the water smells like rotten eggs! But what can we do? There’s no way to escape these behemoths of laundry room doom. Well, luckily for you I’m here with some helpful tips on how to maintain your washer so it doesn’t break down too soon or ruin your new jeans.

 Make sure the washer is empty before starting to clean it. 

  • Fill up a bucket with water and add dish soap, use the brush to scrub the inside of the washer. 
  • Rinse thoroughly with cold water. 
  • Empty any remaining water from bucket and dry out all remaining residue using towels or paper towels. Use an air compressor if necessary (be careful not to damage appliance).

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