After struggling for years to figure out what to do with my old appliances, I realized that working with professional technicians to get them fixed up would probably be a good idea. I was nervous about the idea of investing in appliance services, but friends and family members told me that it was the right thing to do. When I found a great team, I talked with them about what they covered and how they could help. It was amazing to see how much they cared about my appliances and what they did to keep things running smoothly. Check out this blog for more information on appliance services.
There are a lot of small things you can do to your appliances, or things that you can avoid doing to them, that can help them to stay in good shape longer. Some things you can do can even help to cut down on the monthly utility bills you incur. Here is a guide to dealing with your appliances:
Wash full loads of laundry – Even though your washing machine has settings that allow you to set the water level for small loads of laundry, doing frequent smaller loads will have your washer working more and more often than if you held off and used it less for larger loads. So, the next time you think of tossing just a few things into the washer, ask yourself if you can hold off on doing them until you have more to add to the load.
Check the drier lint screen before each use – Before you turn your drier on each time, you want to get in the habit of checking and emptying the lint screen. Any time you use the drier with the lint screen full of lint, it will take a lot longer for the load to get dry and all that extra time means more wear and tear on the drier and more money going toward your energy costs.
Know what you are getting out of the refrigerator or freezer before opening the doors – If you are going to be getting things out of the refrigerator and/or freezer, know all the things you want before you open the doors. Then, open the door, grab what it is that you need and shut the door. Leaving the door open to either your refrigerator or freezer will let out a lot of the cold air. The unit will then need to work extra hard to cool the refrigerator and/or freezer section down again. This means added stress to the unit, added cost to your bill and the more likely that your food isn't going to last you quite as long if you make a habit of leaving the doors open for a length of time often.
Replace heating elements at the first sign of trouble – If you have an electric stove top and oven then you want to make sure you replace the oven heating element or any of the stove elements if they start acting up and not heating right away like they used to. Otherwise, you are going to have a hard time cooking your food thoroughly and the element can go completely out on you at the most inopportune time, leaving you stuck with food to cook and no way to cook it.
Contact a service, like Collier County Appliance Service, Inc., for more help.
2 May 2018