Summer is a time of year that's very hard on refrigerators because hot outside temperatures make the refrigerator's job harder than usual. In addition, many people use their refrigerators more in the summer as they reach inside for ice and cold drinks. In general, refrigerators run much harder in the summer. Following these maintenance tips will help you take care of your refrigerator this summer, and will help to ensure that your refrigerator continues to run smoothly throughout the season.
Keep Your Unit Cool
There are a number of ways that you can help to keep your refrigerator cool without running your air conditioning 24/7. Here are just a few methods:
Clean the Gaskets
Anytime your refrigerator gets left open, the refrigerator will start working overtime to keep the interior of the unit cool. For an older refrigerator, it is exactly this kind of activity that can cause a breakdown. Sometimes the refrigerator door fails to close properly because the gasket around the door is dirty and the seal is compromised. To prevent this from happening, keep the gasket around the door clean. Use a sponge and mild detergent mixed in warm water to clean the gasket and prevent this from happening.
Schedule a Refrigerator Tuneup
Scheduling preventative maintenance is the best way to keep your refrigerator going over time. This is especially true if your refrigerator is making strange noises, running constantly or just not cooling things as effectively as it used to. To get your refrigerator the professional attention it needs, schedule a tune-up with a reputable refrigeration contractor like Halliday Refrigeration Ltd.