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How to Prevent an Appliance Breakdown

woman covered in laundry

The summer heat is headed our way! As temperatures continue to rise, so does the impact it has on your appliances. Though it might seem like the last thing you need to worry about, the heat can cause your appliances to work harder than ever, and if they don’t receive regular maintenance, it could lead to a costly breakdown. So to save yourself from an expensive headache, here are the appliances you should protect from the summer heat:

The Washer And Dryer

Between sports, swimming, and outdoor play, laundry often doubles! Beyond piling up on your laundry room floor, it also increases the use of your washer and dryer. You might not be able to avoid laundry, but you can protect your machine. Try doing full loads back to back to reduce energy and water waste. Schedule regular maintenance, and don’t forget to clean your dryer vent between each load!

The Fridge

When the temperature goes above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, it can put a significant strain on your refrigerator. The added heat requires your appliance to work longer and harder to get to its desired temperature. In fact, fridges are more likely to break down in the summer months. Keep the fridge in a cool area with clearance all the way around. The extra room will allow heat to escape, and keep the condenser coils clean and dust free.

Your Air Conditioner

When it comes to your air conditioner, maintenance is critical! When a heatwave hits you, your a/c unit starts working overtime to keep your house cool and dry. To prevent wasted energy and a broken cooling system, be sure to replace your air filters based on your manufacturer requirements, clean coils, and check coolant lines. When away from home, keep your thermostat in the mid to late 70’s. All this, along with regular maintenance, can help prevent a major breakdown.

Regularly scheduled maintenance with the experts at Tri-City can save you from a summer breakdown. With over 45 years experience, we are proud to provide homeowners in CT with appliance repair and regular maintenance. Schedule your appointment today!