Dust build-up on refrigerator coils can reduce the operating efficiency and the cooling power of the appliance. You can reduce the need for refrigerator repair by performing simple regular cleaning of the refrigerator coils.
The refrigerator coils can be located at the back or base of most refrigerators. Sometimes you may need to remove a cosmetic cover at the front or back to expose and clean the coils. It is always a good practice to unplug the appliance before you begin cleaning. If your refrigerator is built in, you may need to turn off the circuit breaker.
To clean refrigerator coils, simply vacuum all visible dust. Next, use a thin brush to gently reach and clean any coils that the vacuum nozzle could not reach. Finally, vacuum any dust that was dislodged by the brush and restore the power.
Maintenance for most appliances in Phoenix, Arizona should be performed several times a year – as often as every month if you have pets in the home. Great refrigerator maintenance means clean coils, and clean coils means lower utility bills – a great motivator to maintain refrigerator coils as often as possible.