Our home appliances are one of the biggest investments we make in our property. We expect them to work overtime for us, cooling and heating us, helping with our cooking, cleaning our clothes and keeping our food fresh. There are myriad brands out there to choose from, and if budget allows it’s better to go middle ground instead of the cheapest. And of course, if money isn’t an object, go for the very best with the most advanced technology! But no matter what appliances you choose for your home, you certainly expect them to have a certain amount of longevity to them. However, to keep them in tip-top shape, you also have to do your bit for them. Below are some ideas on how to love your appliances so that they love you back. And if you are looking to buy some technology smart new appliances, have a look at my blog posts on the latest gadgets and gizmos.
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We probably use our ovens on a daily basis even if we’re not the domestic goddess we like to think we are. They work so hard for us that we have a duty to look after them too. To keep your oven working at optimum levels, you should make sure you clean your oven every week. Faulty ovens are not only frustrating but expensive too. Every week you should wipe down the inside and outside of your oven to save on the stress of scrubbing it every three months. You should also use baking trays inside the oven below the racks you are cooking on. This can catch any spills and leaks and help reduce the cleaning effort needed. Every two weeks place a bowl of boiling water and in your oven and set at a high temperature for twenty minutes. This will help release dirt and grime much more easily. And consider investing in a professional oven clean once a year.
A/C Units And Boilers
Our A/C units and boilers work hard to cool us down, heat us up and bring us hot water. Air conditioning filter require regular maintenance so always make sure to clean or replace them. Dirty and clogged filters will heavily reduce the unit’s efficiency. If you do need to call in a repair company, read AdvantageAirllc.com for details on swift and thorough fixing services. It is better to get your unit repaired before the temperatures start to rise. And in the winter when you are not using you’re A/C be sure to cover up your unit to protect it. Boiler breakdown can be extremely expensive so always be sure to take care of this appliance. If you are not using your boiler in the summer still make sure to turn it on once a month for fifteen minutes or so to make sure it is working. Make sure the pressure always remains at 1- 1.5 bar to ensure it is running properly. And if you are worried about the efficiency of your boiler you can call in the professionals to give it a power flush once a year. Always get your boiler serviced when suggested to keep it running efficiently.
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Keep your refrigerator running like new by always looking after it well. After all, it is doing a great job of keeping your food fresh on a daily basis! Clean the seals every few months with an old toothbrush, baking soda, and water, and make sure that they are airtight. Twice a year pull the refrigerator out and give the coils a good clean to get rid of dust and grime. Clean your fridge once a week to keep it working at peak performance. This will ensure your food is also fresh and hygienic too. Equal parts of white vinegar and water work well as a cleaning solution. And keep half a lemon in your fridge to deodorize smells