How do you maintain your electrical appliancem and how well is it done?
Do you know that the best way to maintain electrical appliances is to perform regular routine maintenance on them?
This is very important because it extends the working lifecycle, improve the performance of the appliances and promote energy efficiency.
A well-maintained electrical appliance works more efficiently, in turn, reducing your utility bills. Further to the benefits already mentioned, proper care of your electrical appliances keeps you and your family safe from accidents.The following are ways to perform routine maintenance on your appliances.
Portable appliance test (PAT): This applies to all electrical appliances and it involves the use of a simple electrical multimeter to check the earthing (grounding) continuity and resistance of the appliance. The resistance is most efficient at 0.4Ω but must be less than 1Ω. The exercise also involves visual inspection of the cable, plug and installation to ascertain their credibility. It helps reduce power consumption, safety risk to the user and electrical damage to the appliances.
Ovens: This could be cooking, microwave, toaster etc., oven usage and operations are characterized by food splatters and spills over time. An oven must be cleaned regularly because charred food and built-up grease accumulate in the oven and convert it into carbon. First, spray your oven fully with water and pour a layer of baking soda paste. Leave it for an hour and then wipe up the paste with a cloth and you will find a shiny and clean oven.
Washing machine: decalcify it and change the filter: To ensure your washing machine smell fresh and run optimally, you need to clean it regularly. The inner surface of a machine builds up lime scale caused by hard water. To descale your washing machine, regular cleaning is required. The first step is to run an empty hot water cycle. You can add baking soda to it and then finish the cycle. You can also repeat these steps with white vinegar.
Refrigerator: Regular maintenance of the refrigerator is required to ensure that the refrigerator smells good and increase the life cycle of the refrigerator. This process involves defrosting of the refrigerator, avoid the use of electrical appliance to defrost. Once the ice is dissolved, clean the freezer with a towel or sponge to soak up the defrosted water. Make sure that water does not seep into the temperature selector, drain hole and channel while cleaning.