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Tips For Getting The Most Out Your End-Of-Summer Cleaning

Posted on Thursday, August 20 2015

When you was the last time you cleaned? We mean really cleaned.

As summer comes to an end, it’s probably wise to take some time to use the change of seasons to take on some simple pre-fall cleaning projects. Taking the time to seek out these types of projects can not only save you money in the long run, but keep your home running as efficiently and effectively as possible!

Refrigerator

It’s a fact that refrigerators use more energy than any other home appliances. Because your fridge plays an extremely important task in your day-to-day (cooling one of the most important things in your home: your foo), keeping your refrigerator in tip-top shape is extremely important. But it’s also easier than you’d think! To ensure you’re getting the most out of your fridge, take the time this fall to vacuum the coils on the back or bottom and check the temperature. At all times, your fridge should register at 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature is not optimal for food safety, but isn’t so cold that it will overwork your refrigerator and waste electricity.

Dryer

Load after load, lint can build up not only in your lint screen, but in your dryer’s hose and pipes, as well. And did you know: lint build-up increases your dryer’s energy usage by up to 30 percent? This will ultimately create a fire hazard and prevent moist air from venting outside, causing mildew problems. Take a few minutes of your day to vacuum the lint filter, the lint from the back of the machine and from the pipes where the hose is attached to the wall. You’ll thank us later!

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