Of all the appliances in the house, our refrigerators are running 24/7 to keep our food and drinks cool. We hardly give a second thought to our refrigerator, aside from when we open the doors to get our food. However, it’s important to consider our refrigerator, especially to keep it working longer. Here are some 5 tips that you can use to help keep your refrigerator working longer.
Don’t Eat at the Door
This one is something that we hardly think about, but sometimes we might find ourselves grazing on auto-pilot while the refrigerator door is wide open. Frequently opening and closing the door puts strain on the fridge door and lets the cold air escape. Try and make one big trip each time you go to the fridge, so you don’t constantly put strain on the door hinges, as well as make your fridge work harder to restore to the set temperature after cold air has escaped.
Don’t Put Hot Items in The Fridge
One of the biggest mistakes one can do is put hot items in the fridge. Putting hot contents into the fridge causes the compressor to work double time to cool the fridge down, putting a lot of strain on the refrigerator. The compressor is key to making the fridge work and should not be overworked under any circumstance. Keep this in mind and let the hot food cool down to room temperature before placing it into the fridge.
Don’t Keep the Fridge Too Cold