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Friday, July 11, 2014

Wow, That's A Hot Fridge (or Freezer)!

Summertime is killer for refrigerators!

It's during this time that most refrigerator failures happen. That's because rising temperatures make refrigerators work harder than ever so they can  maintain constant internal temperature.

These high temperatures stress your fridge, forcing the motor to run constantly.  This is especially true if your garage temperature exceeds 110 degrees. Yes, your energy bills may spike. At worst, the motor could burn out.

You can do a few things to increase your fridge's efficiency -- even during summer's hottest days:
  • Keep the door closed. Every time you open your refrigerator door, you release cold air and make it work extra hard to cool the air.
  • Inspect door seals so they are not letting cool air escape.
  • Before placing them in your fridge, cool down hot foods to room temperature.
  • Defrost refrigerators and freezers, making sure they don't accumulate more than one-quarter of an inch of frost.

Take care of your appliances -- they'll last longer!

Quit fighting your fridge a little more often than usual this summer. Give us a call at 208-371-8676 or check us out at www.expressappliancerepairs.com.  We're happy to help!

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