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  • Writer's pictureNancy Adkins

How To Protect My Refrigerator From The Heat of Summer.

Updated: Jul 13, 2023

Summer heat has an impact on everything especially in Texas! The kids are home and they are in and out bringing the heat with them. Keeping our appliances working during the summer is important, especially that fridge that keeps everyone cool and well hydrated!

When the heat of summer hits, it's important to protect your appliances from potential damage and ensure their long-term wellbeing.

This is especially true for refrigerators, one of the most important appliances in any home. If you want to keep your refrigerator in tip-top shape and maintain its appliance wellness, read on for some tips and tricks on how to care for your refrigerator in the heat of summer.

Why your refrigerator needs protection during summer as well as long year long?

Have you ever walked up to your fridge and opened it up just to find that it was not cooling and your food is smelling? That is not only frustrating, but often it is preventable. Most people have not been let in on a hidden secret about not just refrigerators but the majority of appliances.

That secret lies in the middle of this blog. I am sure you will find it if you read this to the bottom. But back to that fridge, you are standing in front of it to find that your food is hot and what was once ice is now bathwater. What to do next? Should I call a repair person or just put it on the curb and buy a new one?

The problem is that you were put in a position to have to make that decision long before the hot fridge showed up. Its along the same lines, of when I suddenly realize that I gained 10 pounds due to the fact that I got off my healthy eating habits. The mirror did not cause the problem, but it sure did let me see the results. The heat of summer increases a bad situation and causes more refrigerators to break, its simple they have not been prepared for summer heat.

If you are reading this I can only hope that you are reading this before your fridge has stopped working and you have time to get it ready. When I was a kid, I spent all of my summers working on appliances. I loved to spend my time with Doc and help him get the appliances ready for clients. But one summer I went to go see my Grandmother in Fort Worth Texas. It was an extra hot summer and no one was living at our home for a couple weeks. When we got back, the fridge was not working and I had to spend the next 2 days cooking the food before it went bad. That experience had such a lasting impact on me, that I was determined to stopping that from happening to another family.


A Clever Person Solves A Problem, A Wise Person Avoids it. – Albert Einstein

Tips To Help You Make Your Refrigerator Last Longer, Work Better and Cost Less to Run.

The Numbers Never Lie

On July 1st, 2008, we began servicing clients in the Dallas area, aiming to revolutionize the appliance maintenance process and provide dependable service to our neighbors. With my personal experience in appliance repair, stretching back to age eight, we had come to the conclusion that prevention was the ultimate key to a long appliance lifespan over the past 15 years.

Why Do Our Appliances Need Maintenance?

Appliances have parts that will wear out without regular upkeep.

The parts in our household appliances will eventually wear down over time. But by taking measures to extend the lifespan of these components, we can also extend the lifespan of the appliance itself, whether it's a fridge, washing machine, or dryer. By maintaining these parts properly, we can reduce the strain on the appliance, which can help us avoid major repairs and the need to replace the unit sooner than expected. This not only saves us money and time, but also conserves energy.

The dryer and dryer vent collects lint, it is very flammable and can catch your home on fire.

Lint is one of the most flammable items in our home. Although there are other flammable items, we make sure not to store them near heating elements, hot motors, and electronic devices. To ensure the safety of our homes and families, it is crucial to clean and maintain our dryers every 12 months. In recent years, dryer fires have become increasingly common. This is due not only to the lack of regular cleaning of dryers but also to the longer and more complex vent systems in new homes, which require annual maintenance.

Your appliances can have hidden leaks that cause damage to your home.

What would you do if one day you discovered a leak beneath your dishwasher that had been slowly leaking for possibly months or even years? The damage has already been done, and now your wood floors need to be replaced. How would this impact your budget and your daily life? This highlights one of the many advantages of regular maintenance: being aware of leaks in appliances and addressing them before they cause significant harm to your home. Dishwashers, refrigerators, and washing machines are all capable of causing damage to our homes, including flooding. It is crucial, not just important, to prevent these situations from occurring in order to maintain a functional life.

Your Washer and Dishwasher can collect mold and need to be checked and cleaned so it does not grow and cause health issues in your home.

Mold is one of the most dangerous things to which our homes can be exposed. It can cause breathing issues, as well as other problems in our stomachs and digestive systems. Removing mold from our appliances or preventing its growth is crucial for living a healthy life. One of the greatest advantages is ensuring that we are aware of mold growth and taking appropriate action to eliminate it.

Unnecessary Stress from unmaintained appliances cause parts that would not go out to stop working.

I don't know of anyone or anything that thrives in a stressful environment, and that includes our appliances. So, what exactly is stress on appliances? It could be extra dirt or improper airflow. Anything that prevents the appliance from functioning as intended can create stress and lead to additional breakdowns, forcing us to repair or, in a worst-case scenario, replace the appliance.

It's more affordable to maintain your appliances than to buy new every couple years.

Have you been checking out those new appliances? They offer exciting features and do "more" than my old ones. However, they can hurt my budget and increase my debt. Without proper maintenance, the average consumer will have to replace one appliance every 4 years. All those discarded appliances end up in the land fills, polluting our world and costing us millions of dollars annually. At Doc Danielson, we want to assist you in saving money, preventing your appliances from breaking down, and reducing your repair expenses. All this is possible with our appliance wellness program.

Yes, I want to learn how to protect my home and make my appliances last longer!


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