Make Your Appliances Last Longer
Your home’s appliances are a huge investment, and you want to make sure that they continue to work properly for years to come. Take a look at these top tips from Appliance Doctor to make your appliances last longer, save money on your energy bills, and get the most out of your home.
Regular Cleaning Sessions
It may seem like a no-brainer, but cleaning your appliances regularly is one of the best ways to extend their lifespan. Many people aren’t sure how to clean their machines, or they don’t clean them often enough, leading to breakdowns and other malfunctions. While you may dust off the top of your appliances every so often, they should be deep cleaned according to the following guidelines:
- Refrigerators: Every 3 months
- Dishwashers: Monthly
- Garbage disposals: Weekly
- Washing machines: Monthly
- Dryers: Clear lint filter after every load
Of course, you can also use your best judgment: if your washing machine is noticeably dusty, there’s no need to wait to clean it. These deep cleans only take a few minutes out of your day, but they’ll add years to the life expectancy of your appliances.
Is one of your appliances on the fritz? A simple test might resolve the problem. Try turning it off and back on again, or unplug the device and plug it back in. conducting regular tests will also allow you to catch any bugs or defects early on and avoid major problems or breakdowns. If you’re not sure how to test a certain machine, feel free to reach out to one of our experienced repair technicians for some expert advice.
Check Appliance Levels
Your appliances should be entirely level with the floor of your home, rather than sitting on a slant. Not only will this place less pressure on the components of your machines, it will also reduce the risk of leakages. You should also be sure to keep at least a quarter of an inch of space between your appliances, especially your washer and dryer. This airflow allows the vents on your appliances to work properly and lowers their chances of overheating.
You take your car to the auto body shop for routine maintenance – why should your appliances be any different? Unmaintained appliances tend to burn more energy and work harder to complete their jobs, which can have a serious impact on your monthly utility bills. To keep your home’s appliances in top working condition and save money, it’s best to schedule regular maintenance sessions with Appliance Doctor. Your repair technician can also provide helpful tips and tricks on how to care for your appliances and ensure that they run smoothly.
Expert Appliance Repair from Appliance Doctor
Make your home’s appliances last for years to come with regular maintenance and repairs from our expert team of repair technicians at Appliance Doctor. For more information about our repair services or to request an estimate for your project, contact us or send us a message on our website.