Refrigerator Maintenance Tips
Refrigerators require condenser coils to be periodically cleaned to maintain the fridge’s overall efficiency. Failing to do so will negatively affect the life of certain components such as the compressor, the life span will be shortened. The condenser on older models was previously located on the back of the fridge. However, on newer models you will typically find the condenser at the base of the fridge, which you can access by removing the bottom kick plate (trim). There is also a vacuum attachment that will allow you to clean under the fridge without ever having to move it. Call us if you’d like to purchase one of those....it is part of our every day stock. However, some new models do require pulling the fridge out to access the condenser from the rear. The cleaning is subject to your home environment. For example, homes with pets will require more frequent cleaning. It is also recommended to consult the owner’s manual as to the proper procedure to clean these coils or any other components. If you are not comfortable doing such maintenance allow us to send a qualified technician out to assist you.
Many of today’s fridges have filters for their ice and water dispensers. These filters need to be replaced at the recommended intervals in order to maintain their effectiveness as they may become a health hazard if left in beyond their intended life span.