Your refrigerator is a vital part of your Alexandria home. It runs twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, keeping your food fresh whether for lunch or a midnight snack. When you rely on an appliance as much as you do with your refrigerator it’s important to keep it functioning properly and efficiently. At All Time Services we’re always available to help with any professional service and repair your fridge may need, but here are some tips you yourself can utilize to keep your refrigerator running smoothly.

  • First and foremost, keep your refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. Know what you’re looking for before you open the doors, find it, and get those doors shut again. Not only will this keep the contents of your fridge cold but it will keep energy consumption as low as possible. If you keep your refrigerator doors open the fridge will have to work harder to replace the cool air you let escape.
  • Keep your refrigerator clean inside and out. Getting rid of expired foods is not only hygienic but allows your refrigerator the luxury of only cooling necessary items.  Remember, just because you’re fridge has its back to a wall doesn’t mean you can’t pull it away. The coils on the back of your refrigerator are important to its operation and should be cleaned occasionally.
  • Many modern refrigerators include a defrost setting. If you have to manually defrost your refrigerator be sure to do it right. Grab a cooler to keep the contents cool and unplug your fridge. Open the doors and let the temperature come down to room temperature of its own accord. Don’t be impatient. Using a hair dryer or chipping away at ice with a screwdriver presents unnecessary risk to your refrigerator.
  • Don’t overstuff your refrigerator. There is a fan in there that is integral to the cooling process. Having your fridge packed to capacity will hinder air flow and circulation necessary to proper function.

Following these simple tips will go a long way in helping your refrigerator maintain optimal performance and efficiency. If you have a problem with your refrigerator you need to contact a professional. Call All Time Services for all your Alexandria refrigerator maintenance and repair services.