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Home Appliance Tips to Save You Money

….and Prevent Future Repairs in Winston-Salem, NC

Home appliances are expensive. It’s worth spending a little time and effort to care for them and extend the life of your appliances. Here’s a few easy ways you can save money and prevent future repairs.

Clean Out That Refrigerator

It’s a good idea to empty out your refrigerator and freezer, every so often to clean it. You should also wipe off the inside vents with warm water. Then, pull the unit away from the wall and clean underneath and behind it too. Layers of dust and debris can build up there.

Most importantly, professionals recommend that you remove the grille, located on the bottom of the refrigerator, and clean the condenser coils and grille with a vacuum and cleaning brush. Located on the back of the refrigerator is the condenser fan. You’ll need to clean this too. Remove the vent and vacuum out any dust or debris and wipe out the drip pan. Professionals recommend you clean these two areas every six months.

Washer and Dryers Need Regular Maintenance Too in Forsyth County

Check your washing machine hoses for leaks and change them every five years.

Regularly clean the lint from the dryer vent and clean your dryer vent pipe once a year. This is an important home maintenance tip because buildup of lint in the dryer vent and vent pipe can result in a fire. Cleaning the dryer vent pipe isn’t hard to do on your own. Inexpensive kits are available at your local home improvement store. But, if you have a tricky vent pipe, you may want to hire a professional.

Unclog Your Dishwasher

If your dishwasher doesn’t seem to be doing the job, it might be that the spray arm needs cleaning. Unscrew the cap from the top of the spray arm and lift it off the arm. Clean the base, spray arm, and even the spray holes. Debris can get caught in the many crevices. Keeping these parts clean will help your dishwasher operate more efficiently.

Keep Debris Away from the Air Conditioner in Winston-Salem

Dirt, leaves, limbs, and other debris can fall onto the outside unit of your air conditioner. This debris can clog and potentially damage your unit. It’s an easy step that greatly benefits the efficiency and lifespan of your unit.

Change Air Filters Every Three Months

Air filters should be changed every one to three months. Doing this not only increases the effectiveness of your heating and cooling systems, but also reduces the amount of dust and allergens in your home.

Maintenance Plan

Your home heating and cooling system is an expensive home appliance. One of the best ways to care for your unit is to have a spring and fall maintenance check. Your licensed HVAC professional at Advanced Appliance can ensure your air conditioner is functioning at its optimal level.

Contact us today to ensure a longer life for your home’s appliance! (336)923-7121