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Appliances overheating is often the reason of fires that may harm you. Appliances such as air conditioner, fridge, electric cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, vacuum cleaner, and a microwave can become too hot or overheat. Hence, you must prevent this thing from happening.

In one case your appliances overheat, you have to call a reliable electrician right away to fix it. However, before you call an electrician, here are some ways that you can do to prevent your appliances from overheating:

1. Keep the appliances clean always

Often times, the coils and cables of your appliances are unnoticed. These things need to be cleaned as they become dusty or oily with grease, which may cause a fire if left uncleaned. You may just simply wipe the coils and cables of your appliances with a clean cloth. Also, you may use pressurized air or water to clean them. Make sure to clean them always to prevent overheating.

2. Avoid overloading the outlet

Do not overload an outlet or an extension cord. Experts say that you must not plug more than two appliances in an outlet at once. If you want to use multiple plugs, you may utilise outlets that can handle many plugs. Also, you must determine the power you are plugging on the outlet. Keep in mind that each outlet must not surpass around 1,500 watts. The bigger appliances have also an outlet designed to handle their power outage. Do not just plug them in any ordinary outlet or extension cord.

3. Turn off any heat sources when not in use

You must switch off any appliances that are not in use. These include chargers, gadgets, computers, and microwave, among others. These things when plug yet unused can also release an amount of heat. Likewise, do not forget to turn off the lights when not in usage, particularly those that located outside your home. If they are left plugged and turned on overnight or for those, it may cause overheating.  

4. Do not overuse your appliances

Do not lead beyond what your appliances can manage and pass on its power outage. For example, if you use your microwave or cooker many times with excessive heat each day, they will become too hot and won’t work anymore. You must give your appliances a rest, which could prevent overheating and can also extend their lifespan.

5. Clean your fridge condenser coils regularly

Indeed, even your cold refrigerator can become too hot too. Hence, you must clean regularly its condenser coils that might be covered with dust and hair, which may cause overheating. To clean the coils, you must first unplug your fridge. Then, get a coil brush and wipe the coils to remove the dirt, pet hair, and dust. Also, you may use a vacuum to remove this dirt from the coils and on the floor.

6.  Do not use worn out cords

Never use an electrical cord that is worn out because the live wire might be exposed. Frayed cords may cause fire and very damaging. Dispose the damaged electrical cords right away. Also, do not place the electrical cords underneath the carpets or rugs. Do not put them on nails too.

7. Have appropriate circuits for large appliances

Make sure that you have separate circuits for large appliances. These include the cooker hob, fridge, washing machine, dryer, and dishwasher.

Be aware of the other signs that may cause overheating. These include the poor connections, excessive current, and breakdown of insulation. To prevent overheating, you may do the above ways. Certainly, it will spare you from damaging your house and secure you and your family.

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