The average life span of refrigerator is 15 years but such longevity can be even more improved if you know how to maintain your refrigerator.
Refrigerator maintenance does not only have to do with cleaning your fridge - even more important than this is to technically evaluate the ergonomic design of the fridge to ensure that you can improve the cooling efficiency and to extend the refrigeration service of your unit for more years. Even the best refrigerator brand must be maintained so there's no reason why your fridge shouldn't be.
Here are some of the tips that may prove helpful in maintaining your fridge. In any refrigerator review, these are highly suggested, if not firmly recommended.
o Don't open the door frequently without any legitimate reason at all. It will only affect the cool air circulation inside the fridge, which can lead to temperature fluctuation that can ultimately affect the quality of food preservation. It can also cause odor transfer as well.
o Always clean the door seal regularly and make sure it's still tight. This will limit the moisture that will breed inside the fridge.
o When frost accumulates at 5 mm, then it's high time to defrost. Cooling capacity and efficiency will be affected if you don't defrost the fridge when you need to. The defrost system of your fridge can either be manual or frost-free / automatic.
o The coils at the back of the fridge should have proper airflow and so it's important that there's ventilation behind it. You can reduce the energy consumption of the refrigerator up to 15% if you don't place the refrigerator flat on the wall. Also it's important to clean the back of refrigerator from dust and cobwebs to maintain cooling efficiency.
o This is self-explanatory - clean the inside of the refrigerator regularly and store food in the right, appropriate places.