Have you thought about how does a refrigerator work?
This household appliance has a simple functional proposal: to conserve, through cooling a various products and foods. However, this basic principle is based on a slightly more complex mechanism. So that you learn more about this very important appliance,
Below a article containing general information and tips of care to prolong the life of the fridge. Check it out!
Anyway, how does a refrigerator work?
The greatest differential that guarantees the refrigerator’s cooling potential comes from a cooling fluid, that is responsible for lowering the temperature of medium.
This fluid is driven through pipes by a compressor and, once compressed, vaporizes and expands take the form of a low temperature gas. Average temperature of a domestic refrigerator is estimated to be between 5 and 10°C and the freezer part can reach about – 17°C. It is interesting, right?
Frost free refrigerator, if you don’t know it, is a modern model of refrigerator that has automatic defrosting mechanism – that is, it avoids the accumulation of ice on the walls of the appliance. This technology makes cleaning much easier and guarantees a better performance of the fridge as well.
Tips for increasing refrigerator life
Do a fridge cleaning every 15 days
A key tip to make sure the fridge has a long life is creating a cleaning routine. This type of appliance typically lasts between 10 and 15 years – but when properly maintained, the refrigerator can last even longer.
If you want to clean your refrigerator – the shelves, drawers and different compartments – using a sponge containing a neutral detergent and a little white vinegar to disinfect and remove a strong smell from the medium is our tip. Doing a more thorough wash every 15 days (with the appliance out of the socket) will make it easier to prolong the life of your refrigerator.
Refrigerator defrost with certain frequency
If you don’t have a frost freeze, you will also need to create a defrosting routine for the appliance. For this, you should start by unplugging the refrigerator and removing all foods (vegetables, fruits, milks, eggs, yogurts, etc.) and keeping them in an external place. Allow the ice to melt and, to speed up the process, a good tip is to pour some water and use a spatula to remove the frozen layer more easily.
Do not put too hot food in refrigerator
You may have heard that putting hot food in the refrigerator is bad for the appliance’s operation – and this statement is really something! That’s because when you put a very hot food in the refrigerator, the amount of cold air in the middle is reduced, demanding more energy from the refrigerator. So, to conserve it better, our suggestion is to try to put only warm or cold foods. This tip makes a lot of difference!
keep the appliance at a certain distance from the wall
To keep the refrigerator compressor from overheating, it is important to keep it at least 15 cm away from the wall. In this way, the backside of the appliance will be exposed to ventilation, avoiding possible heating problems.
Also, another important tip is to take out the dust from the condenser (external coil that is behind the refrigerator) and clean all this area with a dry cloth (or vacuum) once a month at least. With this precaution, it is easy to guarantee a good functioning of this refrigerator!