We have been waiting for summer so long that often forget, that once the temperatures go up it also comes with the higher energy bill. Now in the beginning of summer, let’s talk about saving up on your energy bill with smart use of appliances. Continue reading →
You have known your dishwasher for a while now, sometimes it works, sometimes not quite. Is it time to replace it or fix it yet again? That is the question! While a prospect to get a new bright and shiny refrigerator, washer or dishwasher may look attractive, it does come with certain expense. Continue reading →
Over the years dealing with all makes and models of dishwasher I-FIX appliance repair specialists have dealt with each and every type of malfunction. The truth is, with most of the problems that we end up fixing, the symptoms start showing at a much earlier stage. Continue reading →
We are all sure happy that the winter is over and are looking for warmer and brighter days. Now even the routine spring cleaning will feel good. You definitely will not forget to take care of the windows, closets, hard to reach places under the furniture… But it rarely comes to mind that your dryer lint build up needs special attention and will need professional cleaning. Continue reading →
If you have started noticing water on the floor around the fridge on the regular basis, it is time to pay a little more attention to it. Although it might look like minor inconvenience, if you take care of the problem promptly might save you time and money in the long run. Also, as for any electrical appliance proximity of wiring or electrical parts is very dangerous and may cause short circuit, causing permanent damage to wiring, or even worse, cause fire.
Choosing the right appliance for your household may be stressful. While there is abundance information on the individual brand performance over the years and their most common service issues – personal experience may vary from customer to customer. Once you read the online reviews for specific brand you can easily see that the number of stars for the same model and make can range from one to five. And here a series of important factors come into play – from problems caused by wrong installation, its ergonomic features and energy consumption to defects in particular unit that become a repair issue.
In our busy time it is very important when everything in your house is running smoothly, and you can easily go about your chores complaining only about folding your laundry or coming up with yet another culinary masterpiece that all of your family will love. But what if your appliances suddenly stop working, or lose some of their important functions? Whether the fridge not cooling properly, the dishwasher not draining, the dryer not completing the cycle – it can wreck enough of havoc in your daily routines. Continue reading →
Know when it’s best to call a professional, and when you can just DIY.
The internet provides do-it-yourself appliance repairs and installation help for homeowners looking to skip the professional help and save some money. Although DIYs are quick and cost-effective, not every appliance installation should be done without an expert.
Winter is almost here and with it comes a growing hydro bill.
One of the most important appliances in any home is the refrigerator. It consumes quite a bit of energy and can be very expensive to replace or repair. If you are interested to save some money by conserving energy and put off the time when you’d need to get fridge repair or replacement, we’ve got some good news for you.
With a little bit of extra care and by following a list of simple precautions, you can have the fridge run in a more energy-efficient manner and have its life extended considerably.
Ready? Here we go.
Replace the rubber seal on the fridge door. You’d be surprised at just how much cold escapes the fridge when this seal is worn. This gasket gets brittle over time and it’s fit becomes less than perfect. A fridge can operate for over five years easily, but the gasket should be replaced every year or so.
Keep heat away. Ovens, dishwashers and other heat sources make your fridge compressor work in overdrive, spending lots more energy and shortening its lifespan. Make sure it’s not exposed to direct sunlight, and always choose a fridge with a reflective surface.
Dust up the condenser coils. The coils in the back or bottom of the fridge are there to remove heat from the unit, a function they have trouble with if they are dusty. Keep them clean to increase their efficiency.
Use the in-door water and ice dispenser. Every time you use the in-door unit, you avoid opening the fridge or freezer doors, keeping the cold in. The less you open the doors, the less energy is needed to keep the temps down.
De-clutter the refrigerator. A cluttered fridge will have difficulty working efficiently. Decent temperature distribution requires lots of space for air to flow. Avoid large bags and packaging by placing your vegetables and other items directly into the bins or on shelves. This is extra important for the top shelf.
Keep an eye on the temperatures. Just a small turn of the dial to increase temperatures can save you lots of money while your food remains sufficiently cold. Optimal temperatures for the fridge are ~38°F and 4°F for the freezer. There’s no real need to go colder than that.
Use the power saver mode. Not all fridges have this function, but if yours does – use it. It will deactivate the built-in fridge wall heaters that inhibit humidity. Unless you have a lot of condensation on the fridge walls, you don’t really need them working.
Minimize frost build up. Not all fridges have this problem, but if yours does, you might need to do manual defrosting every now and again. The frost build-up can be a drag on your fridge, making it work overtime to keep its cool.
Hope this was useful! Want to know more? Need your refrigerator repaired? Your fridge repair experts are here to answer all questions you may have.
Get a brand-new sparkle with these easy appliance cleaning tips.
Your kitchen appliances with look and preform even better when you show them some love. Each appliance is different and requires a certain procedure to help them do their best job. Fear not! Keeping up monthly with these quick-and-easy tips will have your kitchen looking great, and doing even better. Continue reading →
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