We all rely heavily on the appliances in our homes. They add productivity and comfort to our lives, and we can hardly do without many of them. Unfortunately, many homeowners take their appliances for granted. They don’t give them much thought at all until they break. Repairs after major appliance failure can be costly, and many times they can be prevented entirely. Performing regular maintenance on your appliances is important. Here are a few reasons why:
Appliances that aren’t well maintained tend to work harder than they need to, burning more electricity or gas. A refrigerator that likes to stay cracked open burns way too much energy trying to maintain the internal temperature. A dryer with a dirty filter or a partially clogged exhaust vent is a dual problem: first, it doesn’t dry your clothes as well, but second, and more importantly, it’s a huge fire hazard. You end up running the dryer longer to get your clothes dry. This burns unnecessary energy and adds to your utility bills.
Maintaining your appliances helps them live longer. Not only do unmaintained appliances burn too much energy, but they also burn themselves out faster. Your blocked-up dryer works harder and hotter than it’s supposed to, which often leads to early failure. You should regularly follow the maintenance procedures printed in your appliances’ owner’s manuals. Doing so will keep them running well for longer.
Maintaining appliances helps keep your home and property safe. A dishwasher that’s not draining well can flood your kitchen. A refrigerator that’s running too warm can sicken your entire family. A dryer with a blocked vent can literally burn your house to the ground! FEMA says dryer fires cause $35 million in property loss every year! Maintain your appliances well to reduce the risk of appliance-related property damage.
These are just a few of the reasons that regular appliance maintenance is important in your home. Here at Sarah’s Appliance Repair, we can also help with maintenance as well as appliance repairs. We save you money by helping you avoid expensive replacements for your appliances. Need help with your appliance maintenance? Give us a call today at 505-835-1927!