Has your refrigerator started to lose power? Perhaps it is not functioning quite like it used to, or is using more energy than necessary? Whatever the problem might be, refrigeration engineers in Exeter can help. With regular maintenance, common problems like cooling failures and loud noises can be avoided. If you are prepared and fill the refrigerator properly, these predicaments can be avoided. Combine the following maintenance tips with assistance from a qualified engineer, and you can extend the life of your appliance.
The Door Seals
What a lot of people don’t realise is that the seals on refrigerators can become loose over time. When they get loose, cool air will escape and the device will use up more energy to operate efficiently. Spend a couple of minutes every week or so inspecting the door seals to ensure energy is not being wasted. Food residue may be the cause of loose seals, or there is a possibility that the seals have become worn. In this case, refrigeration engineers in Exeter will be able to replace them for you. The best test to find out if the door seals need attention is by placing a piece of paper inside the door and closing it. Does it fall out easily? If so, the seals definitely need replacing.
Setting the Temperature
All refrigerators should have a temperature of 37-40 degrees. Anything below or above this will cause food to rot and will result in soaring energy bills. Freezers will maintain a steady temperature for hours if the power goes out and you can test the temperature in one of two ways:
- Freezer – Fill a glass of water and place it inside the freezer with a thermometer. Check the temperature after 5-8 hours.
- Fridge – Take a bag of peas or some chilled foods and snuggle a thermometer between them. After eight hours, check the temperature and if it is not sufficient, contact refrigeration engineers in Exeter immediately.
Cleaning the Coils
It’s inevitable that the coils on your refrigerator will fill with dust over time, particularly if you don’t take the time to clean them. When they are blanketed in dust, the refrigerator won’t be able to operate as efficiently. Twice a year, contact an engineer or ask for assistance to pull the appliance away from the wall slightly. Wipe and vacuum the coils, before powering up the appliance again.
The refrigeration engineers in Exeter working at KJR Refrigeration can visit your residence to carry out repairs, and also offer rapid dispatch on most items.