We often take our refrigerators for granted. They’ve been around for a long time, and always will be. But your refrigerator has secrets too.
Here are the 5 things you didn’t know about your refrigerator.
The power of an unopened refrigerator
Remember your parents telling you not to open the refrigerator during a power outage? And for good reason too. If unopened during a power outage, the food in your refrigerator lasts up to 48 hours if your fridge is full and about 24 hours if it’s half-full.
Importance of covering your food.
“Always cover your liquids and wrap foods with a cling foil or a saran wrap.”
If you leave your foods uncovered, they release moisture and force the refrigerator’s compressor to work harder. The harder your compressor works, the more your electricity bill rises.
Decide before you open.
Avoid opening your refrigerator unnecessarily. Even with uninterrupted power supply, every time you open the fridge door, about 30% of the cooled air escapes. And the more you open your fridge door, the more energy you waste.
Your fridge needs a deodorizer too.
It’s funny but, just like humans, our refrigerators stink too. You can freshen the interior of your refrigerator and remove odors with refrigerator deodorizers.
“Consult with your manufacturer for recommended deodorizer brands.”
Some brands last up to six months and are more efficient than home remedies like baking soda.
Refrigerators live long.
Refrigerators have a surprisingly long life.
“An average refrigerator lasts between 14 to 17 years.”
However, depending on maintenance and handling, some might last longer, or less. So if your refrigerator seems to give you trouble sooner than in should, perhaps it’s time for a proper maintenance.
- Refrigerators are mysterious.
- They are more than simple appliances, they are a part of your life.
Take good care of your refrigerator and if you run into any problems, call us and we’ll get you the best repairs and maintenance for your refrigerator.
- Do you have any interesting facts about the refrigerator?
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