Bought A New Refrigerator? 2 Tips To Keep It In Good Condition

If you have just purchased a new refrigerator, you know how expensive they can be. Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep it in good condition for you so that it lasts you a long time, two of which are listed below.

Install Water Softener

If you have hard water in your home, it wreaks havoc on many appliances, including an ice maker in a refrigerator. There are a lot of dissolved minerals found in hard water and these minerals can make your ice look dirty and your water taste bad. These mineral deposits can also build up in the water lines, as well as other working parts of the ice maker. Over time, you would have to completely replace the ice maker in your refrigerator.

Some refrigerators have a filter pre-installed. This filter removes these mineral deposits, as well as other impurities, from the water. Over time, these minerals build up on the filter. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on how often you should replace the filter.

To completely take care of this problem, install a water softener for your whole house. When you start shopping for a water softener system, two types you will find include salt free and ion exchange. Salt free water softener systems do not require salt to aid in softening water. This would be the ideal softener for someone in your home that should not have a lot of salt, such as someone with high blood pressure. Ion exchange water softener systems use a salt substitute to aid in softening the water and this is the most used type of water softener.

The salesperson where you purchase your water softener system can go over these two types of water softener systems in detail to help you determine what would be best for your home. Visit a site like can also help you learn more about water softener systems.

Clean the Coils

Over time, the coils on your new refrigerator will become covered in dust and other debris. Once this happens, your refrigerator has to work harder to maintain the right temperature. Fortunately, these coils are easy to clean and is something you can do yourself.

Pull the refrigerator back and remove the grille on the bottom, back of the refrigerator to gain access to the coils. This grill will likely simply snap off. Unplug your refrigerator before you get started. First, use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to remove any loose debris and built on dust. If the coils are still dirty when you finish vacuuming, wipe them down with a damp cloth. Clean the coils approximately every two years.

Talk with the appliance salesman where you purchase your refrigerator about other tips on keeping your refrigerator in good condition.