We all love to have long-lasting investments on our sides, and this includes our home appliances. You might be stressed that you change your refrigerators more often than you change your cars. Or even use your phone to call maintenance shop more frequently than any other people. It surely frustrates most of us that some things we buy don’t meet our expectations with their performance.
But believe it or not, you vital play a role with their maximum capacity. As a homeowner, with too many appliances, you should at least know some tips on how to use them efficiently.
1. Periodical Cleaning
What Appliances: This is applicable to all of your appliances
Making your home appliances last is not that much to do. It should always start with a good periodical cleaning technique when it comes to our home essentials. Once your refrigerator, microwave oven, and even your cooker hob get really dirty, it’s your time to be in action. You don’t have to wait for a month, or longer for them to be cleaned. It is fact that everything which is clean works efficiently.
Dust-covered refrigerator and a dirty interior of the microwave acts like the human body filled with toxins. Specks of dirt and unwanted materials deteriorate the metal which mainly makes up the appliances. So be this a lesson, to always clean periodically.
2. Do not overload
What Appliances: Washing machine, oven, dishwasher, and refrigerators.
All heavy things are hard to carry. Which is very factual to some appliances. Knowing the specific weight and load capacity of appliances like the oven, washing machine, dishwashers, and even refrigerators pays a lot. Their carrying capacity is not just a pack-it-all function. For refrigerators, a full load inside will not allow the air to circulate properly. This damages the cooling system which results in a lesser efficient cooling capability. For dishwashers, it goes the same. The even distribution of weight among your kitchen wares is very essential. Putting just the right weight of each will make the dishwashing more efficient. This practice will surely make your appliances last longer.
For washing machines, knowing its maximum weight capacity is vital. It measures how much load the washer can carry. Overloading will damage the engine that makes the cleaning blades turn. So for efficiency and preservation of our appliances, don’t overload!
3. Operate them gently
What appliances: cooker hobs, ovens, and warm iron
Sometimes when we’re running off the grind, we tend to treat our appliances harshly. This happens a lot in the kitchen. Most cooker hobs get damaged because of the harsh dragging of pots and casseroles. This causes a lot of pressure that impacts our cooker hobs when we move things around. Practicing a gentle operation will make our cooker hobs last for ages.
This is also applicable for appliances like warm irons. If we’re already running out late, and our shirt is still unpressed, we get into full action. Instead of operating them gently, we just resort into just dragging and pulling them very fast which damages their electrical wires. So to better use them in the long run, don’t be so harsh. Operate them gently.
4. Make sure to check your filters
What Appliances: Vacuum cleaners and air conditioners.
Most appliances that rely on air operation surely has filters. This goes out with the air conditioners and vacuums. The periodical checking of their filters will ensure that our appliances are using the optimum energy to keep them running in good condition. The filter serves as a closed gate for specks of dust, hair, and any other materials that may block and damage the operation of these appliances.
Clogging on the filters among vacuums and air conditioners make the motor to work harder. It also damages the overall operation and function of the devices. Be sure to check the filters for your appliances every once in a while to make these appliances to last.
5. Don’t make a self-repair
What appliances: All appliances that you could imagine.
Appliances work like the human body. Once they get damaged they can’t be just done with self-medication or self-repair. Especially if you are not an expert, please don’t ever attempt to repair your appliances. Due to the usual wear and tear, there are circumstances that appliances really get tired and might take a break.
Having that noted, they shouldn’t be considered as totally broken or damaged. There are repair centers who could make your appliances work again before ditching them. This little step will prolong their life. Instead of doing a self-repair, just find the reliable people who you can call to do the job.
So having all of these tips noted, it will surely help you enjoy and use your appliances for a longer period of time. All you have to do is to exert just a little of your effort to make things work properly.