As with many things in life, when it comes to household appliances, you get what you pay for. If you’re willing to invest a little bit more to begin with, it will be better for you financially in the long run. That’s why it is also worthwhile taking extra steps to care for your appliances throughout their life to ensure maximum efficiency.
Below are a few ways in which you can easily extend the life of your appliances.
Keep food scraps out of the dishwasher.
Ensuring you scrape off your food scraps before putting your dishes in the dishwasher is essential to keep it working efficiently and effectively. The food can clog the dishwashers pump and keep it from working at its best.
Don’t overload your washing machine.
Overfilling your washing machine can cause it to go off balance, requiring to work overtime and can put a huge strain on the motor. Another downfall to overfilling the washing machine is your clothes not being washed properly as they have less room to move while in the washing cycle.
Ensure your Air Conditioner filters are clean.
Regularly cleaning your air conditioner filter are vital to efficient and clean operation of the unit. If your filters are clogged up with dust, it can cause mouldy or dusty air to be circulated around the home.
Defrost your freezer.
Whenever the freezer door is opened, warm air enters and carries moisture with it. That moisture can turn into frost and over time, can take over half of your freezer. Apart from the loss of space, this doesn’t allow your freezer to work efficiently. So defrosting your freezer on a regular basis, approximately every 12 months, will ensure that the motor is working as it should.
Cleaning your oven
An oven that is covered in grease or food debris is much more likely to cause a fire or a potentially hazardous smoke, as well as terrible odours. This can cause damage to yourself, the oven and/or your home. Ensuring you regularly clean your oven is a very simply way to not only look after your oven but to look after your home and the health of you and your family as well.