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Refrigerator Maintenance Tips From Santa Barbara Refrigerator Repair Service

By Burt Yost Appliance Repairman on Jun 12, 2014 at 03:28 PM in Santa Barbara Appliance Repair

Refrigerator Maintenance Tips From Santa Barbara Refrigerator Repair Service

Ah, summertime in California and the mercury is nudging up daily. Isn’t it great to reach into your refrigerator to grab some ice and a cool, refreshing drink? Unfortunately, your refrigerator is working hard all year round. Don’t let yours break down at the worst time. Follow these refrigerator maintenance tips from Yost Appliance to keep things cool:

  • Keep it filled properly: Don’t keep too much or too little food and beverages in your refrigerator. An empty refrigerator can’t cool efficiently because there is nothing to hold the cold air when you open the door. Try keeping a refreshing pitcher of cold water on hand if yours is too empty.
  • Clean it regularly: Food grows more bacteria in the summer, and that can turn nasty in your refrigerator. Keep it clean with mild soap and water, and you won’t have to wonder what those furry green things are. Be sure to check the drip pan if you have an automatic defroster.
  • Check the temperature: It is usually best to keep your refrigerator at 35°. If it goes any lower, your food may freeze. Any higher, and it is easier for bacteria to grow.
  • Watch food placement: Try to keep all of your vegetables in the crisper. It is generally colder towards the back of your refrigerator, so try to keep meats and perishables near the back, while fruits and vegetables should be kept closer to the front.
  • Clean the coils: This helps the compressor work more efficiently. Check your owner’s manual for the coil location in your refrigerator. Use a refrigerator condenser brush to gently sweep away any larger debris, and then vacuum the coils and fan to get the dust and lint.
  • Buy cold drinks: If the price is the same, buy drinks that are already cold so your refrigerator won’t have to do all the work of chilling them.
  • Check the seals: If the door doesn’t close tightly, your refrigerator is losing cool air. Put a piece of paper between the door and the refrigerator, close the door, and try to pull it out. If it comes out easily, you need to replace the seals.

The best tip is to call Yost Appliance Repair at 805-966-2846 for Santa Barbara refrigerator repair services. We are Santa Barbara's oldest service company, and have serviced major appliances since 1969. Whether you need a stove repair in Santa Barbara, washer and dryer repair in Carpinteria, refrigerator repair in Goleta or appliance repair services in any of the surrounding communities, count on Yost Appliance to fix the problem.

About Yost Appliance, Inc.: Yost Appliance, Inc. offers same day service on almost every make and model of home appliance on the market. Yost has expert technicians who provide 100% guaranteed satisfaction for Santa Barbara appliance repair serviceswasher and dryer repairrefrigerator repair, and garbage disposal repairVisit the website and Facebook page or call 805-966-2846 for more information. Mention the website to receive a special Internet discount.

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