Why You Should Clean Your Refrigerator’s Condenser Coils

When
was the last time you cleaned your refrigerator? What about your
refrigerator’s condenser coils?
If you
have never heard of such a thing, allow us to explain: one of your refrigerator’s most vital components are the condenser coils,
which are located on the back of most models. These windy tubes are
essential for proper cooling and efficient energy usage, as the
refrigerant releases heat through them.
Over
the course of several months, these coils can become coated in a
thick layer of dust, pet hair, and other debris. It is important to
clean them every six months for the following reasons:
  • Prevent
    overheating.
    As
    previously mentioned, the condenser coils are where your
    refrigerator releases excess heat. If it can not effectively do
    this, you run the risk of overheating, which can lead to a rather
    large repair bill or even the need for a new unit.
  • Improved
    energy-efficiency.

    When your condenser coils are coated in dust and hair, the
    compressor must work harder in order to maintain your desired
    temperature. You will see the results of this every month on your
    electricity bill.
  • Reduced
    wear-and-tear.
    A
    hard-working compressor not only runs up your utility bill, it
    shortens the lifespan of your appliance. The less your compressor
    has to work, the longer it will last.
So
how can you clean your condenser coils? Just follow these easy steps:
  1. Unplug
    your refrigerator and slide it away from the wall.
  2. Brush
    the coils to loosen up the debris. They sell specialty brushes for
    this, but using an old toothbrush is effective too.
  3. Using
    your vacuum cleaner’s brush attachment, thoroughly clean all visible
    dust and hair from the coils. Be careful not to damage the coils or
    the fins.
  4. Plug
    your refrigerator in, and move it back to its place.
Sound
too complicated? Let us do it for you! For over 75 years, Speedy Subzero has been repairing and servicing refrigerators across Long
Island and New York City. We are currently offering a special which
includes coil cleaning, motor oiling, freon level checking, and more
for just $39.95! Call us now to schedule your same-day appointment at
866-782-9376.

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