Appliances are a man’s household best friend and savior. Their very existence is only geared to one single purpose, to provide comfort in every means possible. However, despite their massive part in our day to day lives, we often put little effort into taking care of them. We either neglect to provide the respect they deserve, or we halfheartedly do it and eventually get tired of maintaining them after a few months or years.
Our home appliances are not indestructible, so we should put more effort into caring for them. And here are some simple care tips you can practice in order to provide some love for your household machine besties.
Cooling and heating appliances such as air conditioners, electric fans, and heaters are what I love to call ‘rest and relaxation appliances.’ They function as temperature converters inside our homes, offices, or public establishments to provide a more relaxing environment. However, they are also some of the most abused and maltreated machines, often devoid of care and maintenance.
Clean your air conditioner’s filter at least once every six months. Carefully unscrew it and hose it down with pressure water. Make sure to get into the nooks and crannies to avoid dust and dirt build-up.
Dust off your electric fan blades and the front and back grills, preferably once every two months when the dust and hair start to build up.
Keep your heater’s temperature at the prescribed range to avoid overheating. Never go beyond the maximum temperature even if the weather feels too cold; this may lead to combustion or, worse, explosion.
Don’t make it a habit to turn your AC on with the dial on the max temperature, which can damage its motors. Start at ‘fan only’ and eventually turn it up to your desired coolness after a few seconds to a minute.
The ‘food keeping appliances,’ which include my all-time favorite kitchen wonder, refrigerators, and freezers, are our food heroes. They work day-in and day-out to keep our perishable food from rotting, effectively extending their shelf life for as long as possible. These food savers have such a significant role in our food security and sustainability, and it is only proper to give them some tender loving care.
Make it a habit to vacuum the exposed condenser coils at the back of your freezer or refrigerator to avoid dirt build-up.
Change the water filter periodically if you don’t want your food to be exposed to toxic liquid.
Always check and ensure that the door’s rubber seal is still intact, as broken doors will undoubtedly lead to severe problems if left unattended. You can re-magnetize your doors with the use of a powerful magnet, passing it over your fridge’s door magnets about 50 times over.
If there’s one thing you should never do with refrigerators and freezers, it is overloading them with too many food items beyond its stipulated capacity. Doing so can block off your freezer’s vents, pushing the motor and condenser to work beyond its capabilities leading to burning out or more severe machine damage.
If cooking is your passion but not cleaning, then it is high time to put the two together, especially if you want to keep your cooking appliances in top shape. Considered as the most prone to wear and tear due to exposure to high temperatures, various liquids, and food debris, microwaves, ovens, stoves, and ranges require thorough care for a longer life span.
Clean and clean some more. Since cooking appliances always contact the food that we eat, it is necessary to keep them spick and span. It is still a good practice to clean as you go about cooking to avoid grease and hard to clean stain build-up.
Never place metal objects and sealed containers inside the microwave if you don’t want your appliance to go up in flames along with your food.
Replace your stove’s coil burners immediately once you notice red spots on them.
Always clean up every inch of your stovetop, including the drip bowls, as stuck food debris, especially those near the flame outlet, can catch fire.
Don’t ever leave your cooking appliances unattended for long periods when used, as they are the number one fire hazard appliances at home.
Don’t hesitate to call an appliance expert, for oven repair, stove repair or any of your appliances that needs repair.
Although created to keep our home, food utensils and clothes clean, dishwashers, washing machines, and vacuum cleaners also need some cleaning of their own. These ‘cleaning appliances’ are every mom’s best friend when it comes to keeping the house in good order. As my mother used to point out, these appliances have liberated mothers and maids from backbreaking cleaning chores that would never end. That’s how valuable and needed they are at home.
Clean your washing machine’s lint trap, the one that serves as your machine’s filter at the bottom of the tub, every after you do your laundry.
As with any appliance, please avoid overloading your washing machines and dishwashers beyond their capacity as this could lead to damage and appliance death in the long run.
Check your cleaning appliances’ hoses periodically for cracks and leaks. Patch it up as soon as possible, or better yet, replace the hose altogether.
Dishwashers and washing machines need thorough cleaning at least once every six months done by professional maintenance employees.
Always remove all the sucked up dirt trapped inside your vacuum cleaner’s bag after cleaning out the house. Remove dirt and debris on the hose as well to avoid build-up.
Ensure that your washing machine is leveled on the ground. Unleveled washing machines will often produce rattling noises, which can lead to motor damage.
Since home appliances go all out in taking care of you and your family, it is only fair that you give them the same treatment. They may be just inanimate objects in your eyes; however, their purpose and value are far too great to be neglected simply. Just because appliances nowadays can be easily replaced doesn’t mean that you have to opt for the more expensive option of buying a new one every few years. Economically speaking, giving your home appliances, some tender loving care is an investment worth pursuing in the long run.
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