Easy Steps To Keep Your Fridge Running Longer
Household appliances are built to last. They are large, robust and designed for constant use over many years.
Refrigerators are built to last a long time. Depending on the type of fridge, it can be expected to last between 13 and 19 years before it will need to be replaced.
If there are any problems before that it is important to talk about it with a local expert in appliance repair in Southsea, as in many cases it is more economical to repair it than buy a replacement.
Here are some tips to help keep your fridge happy and running longer.
Keep It Separate
Our kitchens are filled with most of the appliances we are likely to own, each of which gives off heat. If a fridge is kept near the oven or the dishwasher, for example, the appliance has to work harder to keep cool.
This can, over time, overwork the compressor and once that breaks it can be expensive to replace.
On a similar note, make sure the door is closed to stop cool air escaping.
Let Leftovers Cool
Once you have finished cooking and have set the leftovers aside in a Tupperware, let them cool to around room temperature.
If they are still warm or hot when you put them in the fridge you can heat the inside of the fridge, which makes the compressor work harder.
Do Not Set The Temperature Too Low
It is important to keep your food cool to ensure it keeps at its best. The Food Standards Agency recommends a temperature below 5°C to make sure food that needs to be chilled is at a safe temperature.
However, the colder you set your fridge, the more it has to work, so use a fridge thermometer to find the right temperature, and take care to not overfill your fridge.