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Summertime Blues! How Summer Breaks can affect your appliances!

It's summer time again and to a lot of people that means the kids are home from school. Unfortunately it also means a lot more usage of your home appliances which can cause some pretty severe wear and tear. How you might ask? Well let's take a look at that and we'll discuss some ways you can minimize the extra strain.

1. Dryer

Summer is a time of childhood adventures which, inevitably, lead to more dirty clothes. Running load after load to try and keep up can cause alot of extra wear and tear to your laundry appliances. While the washer can usually handle it quite well, dryers are at increased risk of overheating and breaking the heating element. A good way to prevent some if this wear is by using your air dry cycle on some loads to get the wrinkles out and take advantage of any hot weather by hanging the clothes outside. You'll not only be saving your electricity bill but also giving your heating element a chance to rest periodically.

2. Refrigerator

Having the kids home means snacks, bbqs, and more space taken up in the fridge. When a fridge is overstuffed it can be hard to keep things cool. The best way to keep your fridge running well with the influx is to make space for any vents at the back of the fridge. By allowing air flow, your fridge is better able to circulate the air inside and continue to do its job.

3. Air Conditioning

One of the best parts of summer is the beautiful warm sunny days. On the other hand it doesn't always make for a very comfortable house. Fortunately these days a lot of houses have air conditioning. Air conditioning works along the same principles as a refrigerator or freezer. Fans circulate the air of your house and take it in through the return. It passes through your inside unit, over the condenser coils removing the heat from the air and pushes the cooled air back out to your house. To facilitate this process, it's best to make sure all doors and windows are firmly shut while the ac is running, thus keeping your ac from having to remove more heat then it needs to.

4. If all else fails, call a professional for any issues

Hopefully these tips can help keep your appliances running happily through the season but if you do run into any issues, we at Royal would love to help. If you find yourself in need of repairs please give us a call at (719) 546-0442 to schedule service!

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