Preventative Maintenance Tips
Preventative Maintenance Tips for Refrigerator
- Check the Door Seals. If your door seals are loose or have debris, your refrigerator door may be unable to shut properly. This will allow cool air to seep wasting energy. Your refrigerator will have to work harder to maintain the set temperature. Make sure you inspect and clean the seals regularly.
- Check the coils. Dust can gather on the coils inside the refrigerator. When this happens the refrigerator loses some efficiency while running. Make sure to clean the coils to make sure that there is not a build-up of dust.
Preventative Maintenance Tips for a Washer/Dryer
- Inspect the hoses. Cracks or holes in the hoses can cause leaks or may even cause your line to burst. Carefully inspect to insure proper conditions and change the hose if needed.
- Inspect door glass gasket. Inspect the door glass gasket to check for wear. This wear could allow heat to escape, lowering the efficiency of your dryer. Inspect gasket and change if needed.
Preventative Maintenance Tips for an Oven/Stove
- Maintaining the oven door can prevent heat from leaving the oven. Make sure that the door can close properly. Also make sure the seals are not damaged or worn, allowing heat to escape.
- Check the calibration of your thermostat. Over time the temperature on the thermostat diverges from the actual temperature. This will cause temperature inconsistencies. Also slamming the oven doors can cause your thermostat to move.
Preventative Maintenance Tips for Dishwasher
- Check the Filter. Some dishwashers use a filter and over time they can be clogged by food and other deposits. Cleaning and checking the filter can ensure that there is no food or particle buildup.
- Clean out mineral deposits. Mineral deposits and food can build up in the holes on the washing arms. Use a dishwasher cleaner to help remove this build up.