8 important refrigerator dos and don’ts

Paying heed to these pointers will show that you care about your appliance

8 important refrigerator dos and don’ts

Refrigerators are an integral appliance for any home. They keep food fresh and safe, saving you both time and money. It is important that they be used properly so as to run efficiently and give you best results. It is therefore imperative that you follow the proper guidelines when using a refrigerator. There are certain dos and don’ts that should be observed in order to ensure optimal performance and longevity. In this article, we will cover those ensure your refrigerator remains in a good condition and runs smoothly and efficiently for years to come.

The Dos

Clean the interiors of your refrigerator regularly. Wiping down shelves with warm soapy water will help prevent the buildup of bacteria or mold. Make sure you also clean out any spills right away to avoid cross-contamination of food items.

Make sure that your refrigerator is properly stocked so that air can circulate properly and keep temperatures consistent throughout the unit. This will help maintain an even temperature distribution, which ensures that all foods stored in the fridge remain as fresh as possible for longer.

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Inspect your refrigerator’s evaporator fan motor regularly and replace it if necessary – this is important for ensuring proper airflow within the appliance which keeps temperatures consistent throughout the unit.

Ensure that you change out your water filter every 6 months – this helps keep water fresh and helps prevent clogging of pipes due to mineral buildup from tap water sources.

To ensure your refrigerator continues to function as per usual throughout its life, consider investing in an Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) for the same. Check out Croma’s ZipCare Annual Maintenance Contract for refrigerators, which includes a basic function check, cooling check pre and post service, cleaning of door seals, defrosting, cleaning of the inner and outer body, as well as the condenser coils and the premises around the appliance.

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The don’ts

Don’t put hot food directly into the refrigerator. This can raise internal temperatures, resulting in less efficient operation of your appliance over time. Allow food items to cool before storing them in your fridge. This helps maintain proper temperature levels inside the unit as well as extending its life span significantly.

Don’t overload your fridge with items or leave too much space between items. This can cause uneven distribution of cold air within the appliance leading to inefficient use of energy and higher electricity bills.

Don’t cover vents located on shelves or walls inside your refrigerator. These vents are necessary for proper circulation of air within the unit so covering them could result in cooling problems down the line.

Don’t put flammable materials near open flames or electric coils located inside your refrigerator – these should be kept away from any source of ignition as they could easily ignite due to their combustible nature.

Proper care and maintenance go a long way when it comes to preserving any appliance’s lifespan and efficiency levels. A refrigerator is no different. Following these guidelines will ensure that your refrigerator remains in optimal condition for years to come.

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