Summer season puts a lot of strain on the refrigerators. Every food item is kept inside the refrigerator in order to ensure that they remain fresh. Ice is one of the main summer ingredients, and guess where it is prepared? Refrigerators of course, so there is no doubt that refrigerators bear an unusual amount of burden, which is why extra upkeep is necessary. If you are using an appliance quite often, then you will have to understand that the parts and components inside it are generating more heat and thus, being worn off quickly. Therefore, you need to take necessary measures to ensure that the functioning of the appliance remains consistent. In the case of a refrigerator, you need to make sure that it cools as efficiently in summer as in any other season.
Here are some tips to keep your fridge cool during summers.
1. Keep your refrigerator and freezer stocked, reason being, an empty refrigerator will consume more energy compared to a filled one, so make sure you have food stored in the refrigerator and jugs of water in the freezer.
2. Clean Condenser coils because if these are cleaned, then your refrigerator will work more efficiently. To clean these coils, unplug the refrigerator using a brush or vacuum cleaner. Cleaned condenser coils will also reduce your utility bills.
3. Defrost your refrigerator and freezer if there is no automatic defrosting feature available in your refrigerator. Frost build-up lowers the energy efficiency of the unit, so make sure to defrost the fridge if you see ¼-inch of ice forming inside it.
4. You should also check the temperature settings, as it should be between 35 degrees to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Whereas, the freezer settings should be 0 degrees to 5 degrees Fahrenheit.
5. Also, check the door seals of your refrigerator whether they are airtight or not. Take a piece of paper and place it on the door. Then, shut the door in such a way that half of the paper is visible and half is not. If you are able to pull out the paper easily, then the door seal is weak and needs to be replaced. If you don’t replace the door seal, then the air will keep on escaping from the refrigerator, prompting the unit to use more energy to keep food cold.
6. Keep your refrigerator away from any other appliance that emits heat such as, dishwasher or oven. Also, keep the refrigerator away from windows because sunlight will heat up the unit, thus making the food also warm. As a result, the refrigerator will consume more energy to keep food cold. Also, don’t open the refrigerator too often and for too long.
Follow these tips and you will be able to keep your fridge cool in summer season without a problem.