Tips: caring for your refrigerator in 2023

With New Year at our doorsteps, here are some tips for caring for your refrigerator in 2023:

  1. Keep the fridge at the right temperature: Set the temperature to between 37 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit for the main compartment and 0 degrees Fahrenheit for the freezer. This will help keep your food fresh and prevent the growth of bacteria.
  2. Clean the fridge regularly: Remove all food and wipe down the interior of the fridge with a mild detergent and warm water. Be sure to also clean the door seals, which can collect food and moisture.
  3. Keep it organized: To help your fridge run more efficiently, keep items organized and avoid overcrowding. This will allow air to circulate properly, keeping food at the correct temperature.
  4. Defrost the freezer: If you have a manual defrost fridge, be sure to regularly defrost the freezer to remove any built-up ice. This will help the fridge run more efficiently and extend its lifespan.
  5. Check the door seals: Make sure the door seals are clean and in good condition. If they are damaged or not sealing properly, cold air can escape, leading to higher energy bills and food spoilage.
  6. Change the water filter: If your fridge has a water filter, be sure to replace it according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. This will help ensure that the water you’re drinking is clean and free of contaminants.
  7. Keep it well-ventilated: Make sure your fridge has adequate ventilation and is not placed too close to a heat source, as this can cause it to work harder and potentially shorten its lifespan.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your fridge is running efficiently and effectively, keeping your food fresh and safe to eat.

Thank you and Happy New Year!

First Choice Appliance team

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