How to keep your refrigerator from breaking in the summer

As the temperatures rise, the heat can be harmful to your refrigerator. Refrigerators and freezers struggle to keep a set temperature as the ambient temperatures around get higher. To avoid costly repairs, you should make sure to properly maintain the refrigerator.  There are a few things to do to keep it running well.

Condenser Maintenance

A condenser is a set of coils in the sealed system following a compressor designed to cool the Freon gas. The condenser is usually located at the bottom of the refrigerator, accessible from the front or back. Sometimes, a condenser can be found at the top of the refrigerator. Proper maintenance calls for the condenser cleaning of dust and other debris to be performed every three months, and more often if you have pets. We use a professional foaming spray and brush to make sure the cleaning is done well, being careful not to damage any refrigerator parts.

Make sure the doors close completely

I believe that this goes without saying, but sometimes we don’t even notice that the doors don’t close all the way. This will make your refrigerator work constantly, never giving the compressor a break. In no time at all, the compressor may fail causing an expensive repair that is avoidable.

We hope that your refrigerators and freezers work well without any hiccups. In the case you find yourself in need of a professional visit, we are here to help. Our technicians are locally available throughout the southern California area. Visit our locations page to find the nearest office, or schedule online.

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