By Marvel Appliances Services on February 20, 2013
“Refrigerators cool faster and work more efficiently when the condenser coils can breathe,” Dirty and congested coils lead not only to higher energy bills, but also a shortened appliance lifespan.
Here’s a list of maintenance tips to make sure your refrigerator stays cool and calm:
Every three months, vacuum the fan and condenser coils on the rear or bottom of the appliance using the brush attachment. Families with shedding pets should clean the coils monthly.
Every three months, clean the door gasket with warm soapy water and towel dry. Inspect the seal for snugness all the way around. Replace when loose, cracked, or torn.
Every six months, replace the unit’s water filter (when present) to ensure clean water and ice, and to prevent clogs and leaks.
Always keep food covered to prevent odors from migrating throughout the fridge and freezer. An open box of baking soda ($1) will absorb odor-causing acids for up to three months.