Investing in a high-quality 200 volt refrigerator can make a difference in the way you store food and keep it fresh longer. On average, kitchen appliances like refrigerators must be replaced every 10 to 15 years, but proper maintenance should help extend the life of your fridge and keep it in good, reliable working condition for a much longer period. Here are tips to maintaining your 200 volt refrigerator:
- Set the correct temperature – Keep your refrigerator running between 37 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The freezer must be at zero degrees.
- Clean the condenser coils – Dusty coils make the refrigerator inefficient. Hence, be sure to pull the fridge from the wall to clean the coils in the back twice each year, or snap the grille off if the coils are at the bottom front. Remember to unplug the refrigerator and consider use a vacuum with a brush attachment to get rid of the dust.
- Examine the door seals – Cool air will seep through loose seals, resulting in wasted energy and your fridge being unable to cool efficiently. Make sure the seals are clean and that there are no traces of food residue on them. Clean them at least twice a year using a solution of water and baking soda, and an old toothbrush. You can inspect the quality of the door seals by closing a dollar bill in the door where half of it is in and the other is out. If the bill easily slips out, then you may need to call a professional refrigerator repair service.
- You may need to fill it up – Thermal mass pertains to the ability of the fridge to maintain lower temperatures when there is a lot of stuff inside. Cool drinks and food help absorb the warm air that comes in each time you open the door. Hence, even if you tend to eat a lot of takeout, be sure to store a few jugs of water in the fridge to help regulate and lower the temperatures, but be careful not to put too much stuff inside the fridge because that can make it difficult for everything to be cooled.