You want your home to be a refuge, a safe place where you and your family and friends can feel good no matter what’s going on at work or anywhere in the outside world. One way to make your home feel even homier is to make sure everything inside it works properly.
When the appliances in your home aren’t working the way they should, it’s a bad feeling you don’t want in your home. Read on and check out these appliance repair tips to find some great ways to get the machines in your home working the way they really should.
Hot A/C Tips
Having an air conditioner is non-negotiable when summer really gets going, and you’ll need your machine working well if you want an indoor haven from the heat. You don’t want to find out that it’s not working well when it’s already hot outside, so check it soon.
If your air conditioner isn’t working properly, one common explanation is the air filter is dirty. A clogged filter limits airflow through the unit, which prevents the appliance from working properly. Turn off your A/C unit and take out the filter. Then, vacuum the dust and particulate, and you can finish off by gently washing it in warm water. You should do this every 30 days or so, and more often if you have a pet.
Another problem could be warm air leaking in. Make sure that the seal around your window isn’t letting any hot air in, or cold air out. A window A/C unit must be hermetically sealed. Use weather stripping to reseal the unit if you find any air getting through.
Cool Refrigerator Tips
Just like your A/C unit needs to be sealed properly, the door of your fridge needs to have a tight seal too. If the seal is loose, cool air gets out and the fridge has to work harder. This wastes energy, and will cause an uptick on your hydro bill. Clean the seals twice a year, to ensure no food particles are what’s causing the problem.
Another easy to way improve your fridge’s performance is to keep the coils in back clean. To begin the process, unplug the fridge, and then pull it away from the wall. Use a brush attachment on the vacuum to get the dust off the coils — it’s as simple as that. Do it at least twice a year.
This may sound obvious, but make sure the temperature inside the fridge is cold enough! It should be set to between 3-5 degrees. Don’t waste time anxious about what’s wrong with your fridge if all you need to do is turn a dial.
“A man’s home is his castle,” is an old saying — whatever space you call home is your royal palace. Remember, the king and queen always have the appliances in their castle in good working order! Your home will really feel more like your castle if the appliances inside it work too.