Planning to buy new electrical appliances in the new year? Whether purchasing new or hoping your current appliances continue to last, learn more from an electrician in Sykesville about ways to extend their lifespan.
The Lifespan of Electrical Appliances
Here are a few tips on how to extend the life of washers and dryers, dishwashers, and refrigerators.
Some people overload their washing machines, trying to get it all done at once. That would be a mistake, though, because it overloads the motor, causing it to wear out much faster. It’s better to do a few extra loads and keep them all normal sized. You also shouldn’t forget about the fill hoses. Over time, they get old and start cracking. That cracking leads to bursting, and the bursting leads to flooding. It’s a good idea to replace them every 4 or 5 years.
Also, you know you to clean out the lint trap every time you use your dryer, but did you also know that you need to vacuum out the space the lint trap fits into once every few weeks? It is also recommended that you should clean out the lint hoses behind the dryer once every few months.
If you’re not regularly cleaning your dishwasher, you’re making it work harder, which will cause it to break down faster. Keep the spray arm and the seal around the door clean to avoid this problem. When it comes to the refrigerator, tiny spills and smudges of food accumulate on the seal around the door. This makes it difficult for the seal to work properly, letting cold air leak out of the fridge and causing it to work harder and burn out faster. Keep the seal clean. Also, once a year, you need to vacuum the condenser coils for the same reason.
Electrician in Sykesville
Looking for a residential electrician in Sykesville? Contact Tim Kyle Electric. We have up-front pricing, and you approve the price before we start your job. We also respect your home. All of our employees have to pass drug tests and background checks before they begin employment with us. All Tim Kyle Electric technicians are professionally trained and uniformed. Contact us today to learn about our services.