There are some appliances that are such a big part of our daily lives that you never really think about them. Never, that is, until there is a problem with them. Once your stove, water heater or refrigerator stops working properly you’ll realize just how much you rely on it pretty quickly. When there is a problem with your refrigerator it is important to call a professional appliance repair company, such as All Time Services, to resolve it. In the meantime, though, there are a few steps you can take to ensure that your refrigerator is operating efficiently and effectively and that you are not putting it under any unnecessary stress. One of the best things you can do for the refrigerator in your Arlington home is to clean its coils.
Before doing anything of this nature it is important that you unplug your refrigerator. Once you’ve done that you can remove the grille at the bottom of your refrigerator, exposing the coils there. Simply run a vacuum over the coils to remove any dirt and debris (as well as that quickly accumulating pet fur). Now pull your refrigerator away from the wall. This is where the condenser coils are located. These coils cool and condense the refrigerant that keeps your refrigerator cold, and the cleaner they are the more efficiently they are able to do their job.
This simple maintenance step goes a long way in ensuring the continued efficiency and effectiveness of your refrigerator. When the condenser coils are dirty they cannot let off heat as easily as they should be able to, which in turn forces the compressor on your refrigerator to work harder. This is undesirable for a couple of reasons. First of all that harder work your compressor is forced to do makes it work less efficiently, which means that you are now paying more money for a weaker performance from your refrigerator. If you notice that your refrigerator is having trouble maintaining temperature or if you are always increasing the setting dial you may have a coil issue. Secondly, the harder your compressor has to work the more wear and tear it is going to accrue, which increases the likelihood of a breakdown requiring professional repair service.
Take a few minutes every now and then to check and make sure that the coils on your refrigerator are clean, especially those of you with pets. The simple, easy chore of cleaning these coils can save you money in operational and maintenance costs, as well as allowing your refrigerator to perform at a higher level. If you have any questions about how to get the best performance possible from the refrigerator in your Arlington home, call the professionals at All Time Services for the answers you need.