How to Extend the Life of Your Refrigerator

A refrigerator is a major purchase and not one that you want to make more often than necessary. Fortunately, there are some steps that you can take to help keep your refrigerator running optimally and extend its life for as long as possible.

Here’s some tips from our experts in refrigerator repairs:

- Clean the condenser coils. Dust, pet hair and debris often become lodged in the coils of your refrigerator. Over time, this layer of dirt can impact the performance of your refrigerator, causing the motor to work overtime. This can lead to excess wear and tear. By simply cleaning the condenser coils at least once per year, you can prevent this all-too-common problem.

- Arrange your food the smart way. If you overcrowd your refrigerator, you make it more difficult for air to circulate freely throughout the appliance’s interior. As a result, your fridge must work harder to maintain the temperature, which can shorten its life. Be sure to leave room between all of the items on the interior and door shelves.

- Care for the seal. Moisture, drips from items in the fridge and the constant opening and closing of the door can wear away at the seal along the door of your refrigerator. When the seal becomes damaged, air can escape through cracks and defects, causing the fridge to run more frequently and wear out sooner. Clean the seal once per week with water and then apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to keep it moist and pliant.

- Schedule inspections. By having a professional repairman inspect your fridge annually or bi-annually, you can ensure that all of the parts are in peek condition and that your fridge is running optimally. Here at Matic Service, we offer low-cost fridge check-ups that can help extend the life of your appliance. Call us today to schedule one.