How to Make Home Appliances Last Longer
How to do you feel when you an appliance and within a week or month you are regretting buying it. Though it is expected that electrical gadgets cannot be predicted but most times, our maintenance measure could be reason those gadgets does not last. Here are the few appliances and ways to ensure they make the expected life span.
Refrigerators and Freezers
According to study, refrigerators can last up to 13years while freezers possesses a life span of about 11-12years, isn’t that interesting to know? According to The Family Handyman Magazine advises, the best way to enjoy your freezers is dusting off the compressor coils in the back or bottom in every six months. The moment you stop doing this, you are putting your freezer in danger because the coils won’t effectively remove the heat from inside, and this could cause the appliance’s compressor to be running longer and hotter which will make it fail faster and eventually affect the freezer.
Other parts to pay attention to is the door’s rubber gaskets which is kept in the cold inside both refrigerators and freezers. Also, make sure they are tightly sealed by regularly scrubbing off both foods and debris using soap and warm water. Then, use towel or sponge to clean them off. One last tip is that, make sure you don’t overfill your fridge or freezer, it blocks airflow and at the same time makes it tougher to cool.
This lovely gadget was described to have the ability to last for up to 10 years if properly maintained, so to the best out of it, it is advisable to be cleaning it regularly and cleaning it well. If dirt are left for too long in the gadget, they could turn to carbon, which could eventually damage the appliance. The best way to clean a microwave is to heat it up and put a safe glass of water inside it until it boils, the steam will soften any form of hard particle that is stocked in the microwave which will make it easier to remove and clean using soap and water.
Cleaning your electric stoves could increase the life span to about 13years or even more and it will still feel like it has spent many years in your kitchen, it all depends on maintenance. For people using the glass-top models, it is advisable to use a glass cleaner for at least twice a week to make it last. For models with burners, be sure to clean all removable parts and don’t forget the area around the igniter, clean with warm water and mild detergent to prevent a fire hazard and subpar heating.
Interesting enough, this gadget is mostly used in the summer when the weather is always intense when it comes to hotness, it’s been discovered that it can last for more than 10 years and that is only if it’s taken care off. According to research, it advisable to clean the filters in 9 to 15 straight days of use but more often for pet owners and allergy sufferers. The process is very simple, just rinse the filters in the sink using a damp cloth with soap. Use a blow dryer once a week to shoot out dust.
If proper care is taken, you will this amazing gadget for approximately 9 years. Make sure you clean the door gaskets and the bottom edge because it prevents leaking. To perform this cleaning successfully, all you need is water and bleach. Also make sure that you clear out objects in the pump area and don’t forget to spray arms, if not, they can affect the drain system which can prevent dishes from getting spick and span.
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