- Jun 03, 2016
Refrigerators are notorious for breaking down in the summer! If you have clean refrigerator coils, you’re reducing your risk of appliance failure by almost 75 percent. The coils are what keeps refrigerant flowing. If they become coated with lint, pet hair and other common kitchen debris, the unit will struggle to work and will eventually fail. By maintaining your kitchen appliances properly, they will provide you with trouble-free operation for years to come.
Why clean your refrigerator coils?
When dust, pet dander and other debris builds up on your refrigerator’s condenser coils, the appliance can lose efficiency. It has to work harder to function, using high amounts of power to stay cool and causing parts to wear out more quickly. Dirty coils build up heat, and can cause the unit to stop working entirely, leaving you to clean up spoiled food. Three out of four refrigerator repair calls are said to be the result of neglecting coil maintenance.
Keeping your fridge coils clean
The most effective way to prevent future problems is to stay ahead of dust and pet hair. It’s also helpful to keep the wall around the unit clean and grease-free. Ensure that your fridge has plenty of space for air circulation. We suggest a three-inch minimum clearance on each side, and six to 12 inches on top.
Westside offers fridge condenser cleaning! Schedule your appointment 515-276-8899 or through our online scheduler.