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Why Are Well Maintained Appliances Important?

Our Express Repair Ottawa technicians and experts have a lot to say about the subject of appliance maintenance. Yes, it is true that every appliance under the sun has what you would call an average lifespan. In other words, it is inevitable that your appliances are going to need to be replaced, somewhere down the road. It is also inevitable that along the way, your appliances are going to need to have parts replaced.

At the same time, while this might be inevitable to a certain extent, you aren’t exactly helpless either. Our experts will tell you that many of the repair/replacement tasks they handle come down to poor maintenance. This isn’t something that should make you feel bad. It’s just important to fully appreciate the importance of making sure you are taking good care of appliances like the fridge, the dishwasher, the dryer, and others.


Our Appliances Do a Lot of Work

appliance-сare-ottawaFrom one season to the next, we demand a lot from our appliances. For example, when summertime rolls around, we tend to use our HVAC systems a lot. We need our fridges to work even harder to keep our foods and drinks cold. The same thing can be said about your freezer. During the winter, we are turning to the heat, and we are probably putting our dishwashers through the paces of one massive holiday dinner after another.

If the examples above sound familiar to you, then you’re in the best position possible to benefit from our advice. If you aren’t doing a lot to take care of your appliances right now, you could be headed for some huge problems before long. These can prove to be costly problems. While again, some of those problems are unavoidable, you aren’t necessarily stuck with them. Understanding the benefits of well-maintained appliances can go a long way towards making sure they perform as they should.


The Benefits of Appliance Care

A lot of people don’t think about their appliances, in terms of giving them the proper care, until something actually goes wrong. You can’t avoid that sometimes, but tasks like cleaning the coils behind your fridge, or making sure you’ve removed gunk and other undesirables from the oven or dishwasher, can do a lot for your appliances. These are always simple tasks that can be generally completed in just a few minutes. Catching a problem early can make a huge difference between how much time and energy needs to be put towards repair work.

Do you really need to take care of your appliances? Take a look at our list of all the benefits of appliance maintenance, and tell us what you think:

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    Increasing longevity: If you’re willing to put in the effort to take care of your appliances, then you are on the right track towards appliances that will last for exactly as long as they are designed to last. Different appliances have different lifespans. While it is not impossible for something to go terribly wrong, before the end of an appliance’s life, it is far less probable with appliance maintenance.

  • Improving efficiency: Your appliances work best when they are being cared for. When our appliances are at optimal efficiency, they can handle the worst of the season. They can make sure you aren’t spending more than you want to on your monthly energy costs. To put it another way, efficient appliances make for an easier life.

  • Decreasing expenses: As we just mentioned above, appliances that have to work harder than they should usually have to use more energy to achieve that. When this happens, your energy bills go up.

  • Preventing disaster: This one is more specific to certain appliances, but you still want to keep it in mind. For example, if your dryer isn’t being cleaned and serviced correctly, you are almost certainly looking at a potential fire hazard.


The more you do for your appliances now, the more they will be able to do for you. Checking your appliances every few months for dust, debris, or other undesirable elements will do more than just leave you with tidy-looking appliances. They will be unencumbered, and they will be able to meet all of your needs with absolute ease.

You can handle appliance care on your own, more often than not. However, if you want to make sure everything is checked from one end to the next, don’t be afraid to call in our appliance experts to lend a hand. We can also be there to help replace any parts for any of your appliances. Maintenance sometimes means knowing when something has gone wrong, and going right to the experts to get the answer you require. We can make sure your appliances give you the highest degree of possible service. It just makes sense to want to get what you paid for.