Your refrigerator is the most used appliance in your kitchen.  It is always there for you to keep your food cold and fresh.  With all the love your fridge gives, it’s important to reciprocate.  You need to take care of your refrigerator.  Here are a few quick tips on how to keep it running great.

  1. Clean Condenser Coils Twice a Year

Condenser coils are responsible for taking the heat out of your fridge.  If you want it running in peak condition, they need to be cleaned.  You can use a long handled brush and a vacuum to reach around to the back and get off the dust that accumulates there.  This will keep your fridge running efficiently.

  1. Clean and Replace the Gasket

The rubber ring around the edge of the door keeps the cool air inside.  When it gets dirty or damaged, energy consumption grows.

  1. Defrost

If the ice buildup in your freezer reaches half an inch, it’s time to defrost.  Otherwise you’re going to be using more energy and putting a strain on your fridge.

  1. Clean the Interior

This is just good hygiene.  Clean your refrigerator at least once a week, more often if spills occur.

  1. Replace the Water Filter

This should be done at least every six months.  Your ice maker and water dispenser will thank you for it.

  1. Deodorize

Sometimes we leave food in the fridge longer than we should have.  Having a good deodorizer in there will help mask our mistakes and keep the fridge smelling as good as it should.

If your refrigerator is not running at optimum levels, it might be time to call in the professionals.  If you have an upscale model like a Sub Zero refrigerator, maintenance services with technicians who are knowledgeable about your brand are the best choice to get your appliance back into tip-top shape.