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5 Tips on Keeping Your Refrigerator in a Garage

October 2nd, 2017

upright freezerA refrigerator is one appliance that you’re likely to find in every home. While most people prefer to keep it in the kitchen, a refrigerator or a freezer can be placed in a garage especially if you’re using the space as an extension of your living area. However, special consideration must be made during winter to ensure it’s working efficiently. Here are five tips on how to keep a refrigerator or freezer in a garage:

1. Placement

The ideal place to keep your freezer in a garage is on a flat, dry and cool floor. Freezers that are put in cool places tend to save energy. However, according to Consumer Reports, “check product specifications if you plan to put the freezer in an unheated area, such as a garage.” Aim to keep it away from a window, but the top and back should get enough air circulation to prevent overheating. If placed in your garage, the freezer will work twice as hard in summer to keep your food frozen.

2. Extreme Temperatures

The most common issues you’ll hear during winter is that a garage freezer is not that cold or making ice at a fast pace. This is because during winter the temperature in the garage can get too low which can affect the compressor. If the compressor malfunctions, the freezer becomes warm. In such a scenario an expert in refrigerator repair can help sort the problem and prevent your appliance from getting affected by temperature fluctuations. Avoid trying to fix the appliance as it can make the problem worse.

3. Convenience

There are different parts of a refrigerator such as a thermostat and compressor. All components need to be in good condition for your appliance to be in optimum working condition. If one part malfunctions then your fridge will not work, and you increase the chances of your food spoiling. When your refrigerator or freezer needs a tune up a professional and experienced refrigerator repair can help diagnose the problem.

4. Design

The design of your fridge can assist in determining whether or not it will function properly in unheated spaces. The chest freezer design which opens at the top tend to have tight seals but take up more floor space. On the other hand, upright refrigerators help in organizing food, but their seals are not as tight as the chest style. While you can maximize the space in your house by placing your freezer in the garage; its design will determine how much space will be occupied.

5. Energy Saving

According to the Department of Energy, “ENERGY STAR-qualified refrigerators use 15% less energy than non-qualified models.” Therefore no matter which freezer you put in a garage always opt for a design that has the Energy Star label. Also, go for those with tight door seals to help save energy consumption.

Placing your refrigerator or freezer in the garage can help save on space, time and energy. A freezer can also save you the extra money and time needed to make frequent trips to a grocery store. Your appliance will stay in good shape with maintenance scheduled with a qualified technician.

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Natural Cleaning Products to Clean Your Appliances

January 10th, 2017

baking soda can keep your appliances cleanWould you like to reduce the number of harsh chemicals you use in your home? Doing so is inexpensive and simple. Consider these appliance cleaning tips that use safe, natural ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

Clean Just About Anything

For a safe and effective all-purpose household cleaner, combine the following ingredients in a spray bottle:
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Simple Tricks to Keep Your Appliances in Good Shape During the Winter

December 15th, 2016

A modern kitchen needs maintenance from a Milwaukee microwave repair professional Looking outside at a cold winter day might encourage you to cuddle up on the couch, but there are household chores calling to you. However, completing any outdoor chore might be impossible right now. As an alternative, concentrate on your indoor appliances. These mechanical workhorses seem to go for months without any maintenance, but it’s critical to pay close attention to your washer, dryer, refrigerator and other appliances during the cold, winter months. Use some of these simple ideas to maintain your appliances and preserve their normal lifespans. Calling a Milwaukee microwave repair professional can go a long way in maintaining all of your appliances. (more…)

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What’s That Sound? Signs That Your Kitchen Appliance is Breaking Down

November 1st, 2016

open-dishwasherWith three meals a day and special dinners created on the weekends, the kitchen is a hub of activity. You might operate three or four different kitchen appli­ances at once so that dinner is a resounding success. These appliances are constantly being used, but they’re often over­looked when it comes to maintenance. If you’re wondering if your kitchen appliance is failing, consider these simple observations that can confirm a breakdown. A serious failure could mean that a replacement is necessary.

Unusual Sounds

Any dishwasher repair professional will tell you that strange sounds from your kitchen appliances aren’t good. In fact, these sounds usually occur when a failure has already happened. Parts might be spinning loosely in an appliance where further damages are slowly occurring. Listen to your dishwasher, refrigerator and garbage disposal. Because you’re familiar with the normal sounds in your household, noticing new noises should be simple. Contact a professional when any sounds continue to ring out. (more…)

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Fall Into Autumn: Prioritize Your Appliance Maintenance Now

October 18th, 2016

A Milwaukee dryer repair professional can repair other appliances tooCool weather in autumn prompts residents to bake comforting food and to enjoy loved ones at home. Fall is also a great time to concentrate on your household appliances. Summer’s fun has passed, and those loyal appliances may be in need of some professional maintenance. Take a deeper look at your basic appliances and their preventative maintenance needs. You want them to run smoothly into winter and beyond.

The Hidden World Behind the Refrigerator

Listen to your refrigerator with a quiet household. It should have a low-level hum that’s barely noticeable. However, a refrigerator that has a loud sound will require some maintenance. A repair professional will pull the refrigerator out from the wall, and he or she will vacuum out the coils as an initial task. Clean coils will only improve the appliance’s heat-transfer process while quieting the humming sound too. Your professional will also examine other core areas on the refrigerator’s rear side. Any water leaks or hose cracks will be noted and repaired before the appliance is pushed back against the wall. (more…)

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Get Your Faulty Refrigerator Repaired

September 15th, 2016

Legman needs refrigerator repair services

Legoman needs refrigerator repair services

Refrigerators are basic home appliances found in most American homes. According to CNN Money, 23 percent of American households have two (or more) refrigerators, and almost 100 percent of American homes have at least one refrigerator. Being one of the most basic home electronic appliances used for food preservation purposes, your refrigerator is prone to mechanical problems. Refrigerator breakdowns are common and frustrating. You can get refrigerator repair services elsewhere, but at Dave’s Appliance Service you get experienced technicians, and great deals. (more…)

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Getting the Most Out Of an Internet Capable Refrigerator

August 15th, 2016

internet capable refrigeratorTechnology has rapidly advanced over the past decade with no sign of slowing down. With the focus on the internet and internet capable devices such as smartphones and tablets, it should be no surprise that networked home appliances have worked their way into today’s market. Devices with internet capabilities include items such as coffee makers, microwaves, and, arguably one of the most useful, refrigerators. (more…)

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Clean Your Appliances With an Earth-Friendly Attitude

June 17th, 2016

Sunrise In SpaceAs you walk down the aisle in nearly any grocery store, you’re greeted by high-priced cleaners that have every chemical mixture possible. Although these chemical combinations are effective, they’re not necessarily good for the Earth. Take a close look at some of the ways that you can clean those appliances without relying on chemicals. The Earth and your health will thank you in the end.

Open the Refrigerator’s Door

You may place a baking-soda container in your refrigerator so that odors are neutralized, but it doesn’t scrub the interior walls for you. Grab a spray bottle, and add an equal amount of water and vinegar to it. Shake up the mixture and scrub. Vinegar is very acidic, and it kills off germs and fungus with a very low concentration. Use a soft rag during your scrubbing process in order to protect the refrigerator’s walls from any scratches. (more…)

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Summertime and Your Appliance’s Upkeep

May 17th, 2016

Ask your Milwaukee refrigerator repair professional about this one

Ask your Milwaukee refrigerator repair professional about this one

Your heater made it through the winter, and now you’re looking forward to warm days and relaxing afternoons without any appliance problems. Although summer is a time for vacationing and playtime, you shouldn’t overlook your appliances’ care either. In fact, it’s a good time to contact a Milwaukee refrigerator repair professional for their evaluation of your appliances. Put your appliances’ maintenance schedules ahead of everything else in order to avoid any costly repairs.

Clean Your Appliance Now

You may have vacuumed the house during spring cleaning, but your appliances aren’t always part of that project. Before the summer heat really kicks in, completely clean out the refrigerator’s interior. Make a mental note of any unusual stains or broken pieces. Pull the refrigerator out from the wall too. Wipe off the coils that reside across the appliance’s backside. These coils help the refrigerator remain cool on the inside by transferring heat to the exterior. If the coils remain dirty, they’ll overheat and possibly cause a cooling malfunction in the appliance. (more…)

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How to Know When Your Refrigerator Needs Repair

March 18th, 2016

Milwaukee refrigerator repairYour refrigerator can hold hundreds of dollars of food on any given day. That food is an investment that can spoil if the appliance isn’t properly functioning. Although you may call your local Milwaukee refrigerator repair professional to your home several times a year, you should also be a detective and observe this critical appliance between appointments. How do you know when your refrigerator is about to break down? Take a look at a few symptoms that the appliance can present before the food spoils:

Buzzing Sound Growing Louder

Your refrigerator will make some sounds during its normal operation because of the compressor and other components. However, you shouldn’t hear a persistent buzzing that seems to emanate throughout the home. Several issues can be at play when you hear buzzing. The compressor may be failing and simply making a loud sound because of that breakdown process. Your cooling fan might be dirty and spinning with an uneven angle. Your technician can locate the buzzing source and fix it before the appliance experiences further issues. (more…)

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