When was the last time you checked your refrigerator to see if it was operating at its peak efficiency? It’s important that you do, as refrigerators make up a significant portion of a family’s overall budget.
Refrigerators and freezers use up about 15-18% of all electricity in a typical American home – that’s more electricity than any other single household appliance. And if your refrigerator is an older model, using more power at less efficiency, and possibly needing refridgerator repairs, it’s costing you money.
Remember, refrigerators generally cost consumers in two ways. The first cost is the actual purchase price of a new refrigerator, which can be anywhere from $500 for a basic refrigeration unit to over $5,000 for a top-of-the-line model. The second cost facing a household is the cost it takes to operate an always-on appliance and any refrigerator appliance repairs that might be necessary over the unit’s life span.
If you have an older model refrigerator, your electricity costs maybe costing upwards of $300 a year in electricity in areas with high electrical rates. That’s just for your refrigerator. Are the gaskets around the refrigerator and freezer doors tight and sticking closed? That’s important, because if the gaskets are coming off around the refrigerator or freezer doors, the cooling system is impacted, costing you money.
Are the unit’s coils cleaned and free of dust on the back, which can be a drain on the unit’s efficiency? Older refrigerators still have the cooling panel on the backside, and dust and kitchen buildup can affect the way that operates. Be sure to clean out the coils on refrigerators and the inside cool air will continue to flow as properly as possible.
If you refrigerator is in need of parts and repairs, look to us at Appliance Parts Company. We can replace just about any refrigerator appliance parts for all the major refrigerator brands like GE, Whirlpool, Maytag, Electrolux, Hotpoint, Frigidare, Kenmore, Amana and others. Contact us through our website or phone and our customer service team can assist you find the part(s) you need.
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