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  • Don Sailors

Appliances Caught In A Holi-daze? We've got you covered!

Happy holidays to everyone in our Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties! (And to everyone no matter where you're reading this from.)

Holidays can be a time when households experience an increase in appliance use, which may contribute to wear and tear. Various factors can contribute to this:

  1. Increased Cooking and Baking: During holidays, people often engage in more elaborate cooking and baking. This can put extra strain on kitchen appliances such as ovens, stoves, microwaves, and mixers.

  2. Extended Use of Refrigerators and Freezers: With the preparation and storage of large quantities of food, refrigerators and freezers may be opened more frequently and kept open for longer periods. This can lead to increased workload on the compressors.

  3. Laundry Appliances: The increased number of guests and social gatherings may result in additional laundry loads. Washers and dryers may be used more frequently during this time.

  4. Dishwashers: Holiday gatherings often involve more dishes to clean. Dishwashers may be used more frequently and for larger loads, potentially leading to additional wear and tear.

  5. Heating and Cooling Systems: Depending on the season, heating or cooling systems may experience increased use during holidays due to gatherings and guests.

To minimize wear and tear on appliances during holidays:

  • Spread Out Tasks: Avoid overloading appliances by spreading out tasks over time, especially for activities like cooking and laundry.

  • Regular Maintenance: Ensure that appliances are well-maintained throughout the year. Regular cleaning and servicing can help prevent breakdowns.

  • Follow Usage Guidelines: Adhere to the manufacturer's guidelines for usage and maintenance of appliances to maximize their lifespan.

  • Energy-Efficient Practices: Use energy-efficient settings on appliances when possible to reduce the workload and energy consumption.

  • Upgrade if Necessary: If an appliance is aging or showing signs of frequent breakdowns, consider upgrading to a newer, more energy-efficient model.

By being mindful of appliance usage and following proper maintenance practices, you can help ensure that your appliances remain in good working condition, even during the demands of holiday seasons. We work on commercial appliances, as well, so if any of our fellow local businesses need repairs during this holiday season be sure to give us a call!

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