Refrigerators may be the top-performing appliance that all of us use in an average household. Running 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, refrigerators and freezers have to run at peak efficiency day in and day out.
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. Even with an extended life span, refrigerators average about 16-17 years if well maintained, and freezers a few more years due to less open and shut activity. These appliances do often need replacement parts. It’s often a new gasket lining for the doors, or replacement shelves, ice maker, or simply replacement door handles for the refrigerator.
Older model refrigerators may have to run harder if the parts are not maintained well. That can cost a homeowner up to $300 a year in electricity in areas with high electrical rates. Do a quick spot check to determine if you need replacement parts for your refrigerator:
- Are the unit’s coils free of dust on the back, which can drain the efficiency of a refrigerator?
- Do the refrigerator and freezer doors close tight and stay shut?
- Is the unit humming loudly?
- Is the ice maker making ice efficiently?
- Is there any condensation in the back of the fridge?
All of these checks are important in seeing if your refrigerator-freezer needs any appliance replace parts. If the cooling system is impacted, it is essentially costing you money.
If your refrigerator is in need of parts and repairs, look to appliance replacement parts suppliers like Appliance Parts Company. Based in Arizona with 12 locations around the Western US, Appliance Parts Company is able to replace just about any refrigerator appliance part that you might need. The company works with many leading refrigerator brands like GE, Whirlpool, Maytag, Electrolux, Hotpoint, Frigidare, Kenmore, Amana and others. It also offers installation, maintenance tips, great prices and fast delivery. Find the part you need, before you need a new refrigerator.