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LG: Best tips for caring for your fridge

LG: Best tips for caring for your fridge

Jul 29, 2014

No-one likes getting an electricity bill, but short of switching off all of your lights and appliances and living on tinned sardines for the rest of your life, you’re not going to be able to escape the monthly headache. Thankfully with these tips by LG South Africa, you can reduce your electricity usage by regularly maintaining energy-hungry appliances such as your fridge. Ensure your fridge will keep running at tip-top shape with these tips.

Clean regularly
Cleaning your fridge should be part of your weekly home cleaning routine. Use a soft non-abrasive cloth and warm, soapy water with a disinfectant to clean it. Pay special attention to the condenser coils. Dirty compressor coils cause the compressor to run hot. By cleaning the condenser coils that are located at the back or bottom of your fridge, you can dramatically improve your fridge’s lifespan.

Close the door
Every time you open your fridge door, you’re letting out cold air and increasing energy demands on your fridge. Don’t leave your door open for long periods of time and try not to open and close it unnecessarily. LG’s patented Door-in-Door system makes it easy to access your fridge for items like snacks and beverages by putting them in a special compartment with its own door. Now, you can reach for a drink without having to open the whole fridge and let out valuable cold air.

Don’t overload
Fridges run most efficiently when they’re relatively full. One good rule of thumb is to pack your fridge at least two thirds full. However, you need to keep a balance between keeping it full and overloading it, which can block the flow of cold air. LG fridges offer organisational features such as Door-in-Door and Slim Space Plus that provide more shelf space for you to work with. That means no more post-party groaning fridges.

Aim for efficiency
There are many benefits to investing in green appliances – not only do you save money but you also do your part towards saving the earth. LG’s Inverter Linear Compressor technology is designed make fridges more durable while generating energy savings of 40 per cent. Inverter Linear Compressor fridges achieve an A++ grade rating in energy efficiency.

Defrost
Defrosting your freezer isn’t a task that inspires much enthusiasm but it’s something that needs to be done. Thick layers can build up on the inside of fridges and freezers, resulting in reduced efficiency, and higher electricity usage. Thankfully, the LG Digital Auto Defrost feature that comes standard on all new LG models and makes this an easy task.

Trouble-shoot
Sometimes, it’s the small problems that cause your fridge to run poorly. These problems can be easily fixed but can be difficult for the lay person to diagnose. LG fridges include an innovative Smart Diagnosis feature that allows LG representatives to quickly and easily identify specific problems and provide the right advice with minimal hassle.

Replace when necessary
Just like all appliances, fridges have a set lifespan. Eventually, you’re going to have to replace it. If your fridge is more than 20 years old, it’s time to consider getting a new one. You’ll be amazed at the amount of energy you’ll save just by buying a more modern fridge. Investing in an LG refrigerator is investing in a more energy-efficient future for you and your family.

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