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Appliance Maintenance for your Florida Home

Appliance Maintenance for your Florida Home

Appliance Maintenance Checklist for Your New Florida Home

Keeping Things Running Smoothly!

Congratulations on your new Florida home! Among all the excitement of settling in, don’t forget about your trusty appliances. A little TLC goes a long way in keeping them running smoothly, saving you energy costs, and extending their lifespan.

Here’s a handy checklist to keep your appliances happy and efficient:

Weekly Maintenance (Quick Wins):

  • Stovetop: Scrub those drip bowls after dinner to prevent baked-on messes.
  • Dishwasher: Freshen things up! Run an empty cycle with a bowl of white vinegar on the top rack to eliminate odors.
  • Outdoor HVAC Unit(s): Keep air flowing freely by removing leaves, twigs, and other debris from the top and sides.

Monthly Maintenance (Stay on Top):

  • Air Filters: Replace your air filter monthly to maintain good indoor air quality and optimal appliance performance.
  • Washer & Dryer Gaskets: Keep those seals clean and supple by wiping them down with a solution of equal parts water and vinegar.
  • Refrigerator Ice Maker: Enjoy fresh, clean ice! Empty and clean the ice bins thoroughly each month.
  • Air Conditioner Drain Line: Prevent clogs and mildew by pouring a cup of diluted viniger down your air conditioner’s condensate drain line once a month.

Bi-Annual Maintenance (Deep Cleaning):

  • Water Heater: Flush out sediment buildup every six months to keep your water heater working efficiently.
  • Dryer Vent Cleaning: Lint build-up is a fire hazard! Wash your dryer’s lint filter with detergent and have the entire exhaust duct professionally cleaned at least once a year.
  • Water Filter Replacement: Ensure clean, filtered water by replacing your refrigerator’s water filter every six months.

Yearly Maintenance (Don’t Forget!):

  • Water Heater Relief Valve: Test your water heater’s temperature-pressure release valve twice a year for proper function and to prevent leaks.

Remember: Always consult your appliance manuals for specific cleaning instructions and maintenance recommendations. For complex tasks, consider consulting a qualified appliance repair professional.

By following these simple tips, you can ensure your appliances run smoothly, safely, and efficiently for years to come, saving you money and keeping your Florida home comfortable all year round. Happy maintaining!

Take action today, and let Florida be the canvas where you paint your sunshine state masterpiece!

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