Appliance emergencies take you by surprise at the worst times, but a bit of preventive maintenance can minimize your potential for trouble during the times you need your appliances most. With the fall season in full swing and winter quickly approaching, ensuring your appliances are in tiptop shape can protect those special holiday moments. Not sure where to start? These three simple tips will ensure your appliances are ready for the holidays.
1. Clean the Garbage Disposal
Your kitchen will get a workout as you prepare special treats and meals for holiday festivities, so it’s important your appliances are prepared—especially the garbage disposal since it does a lot of the heavy lifting. You already know that you should never directly introduce grease into your drainage system, but many foods still leave trace amounts of grease on dishes that can get into your garbage disposal. Grimy residue can also collect in the blades, resulting in unpleasant odors.
While cleaning your garbage disposal regularly will help you avoid these issues, it’s especially important to do so before the busy holiday season. We recommend doing an intensive cleaning prior to the holidays, which will help promote a pleasant kitchen environment throughout the season. For an all-natural cleaner, you can run baking soda, vinegar or citrus pieces through the garbage disposal.
2. Schedule Yearly Service for Your Dishwasher
A dishwasher problem during holiday meals can be harrowing. If you don’t like the idea of washing dishes by hand after a family gathering, then you can schedule a professional cleaning prior to the holidays. In some cases, manufacturers will include annual cleaning in their protection plans. A professional cleaning will typically include scrubbing the interior parts of the appliance and vacuuming debris from the lines to ensure that there won’t be any clogged drains.
3. Schedule HVAC Maintenance with an Experienced Company
Living in South Florida, the last thing you want to deal with is your HVAC system malfunctioning during a holiday gathering. Scheduling a maintenance appointment with an experienced HVAC company is the easiest and most convenient way to ensure your HVAC system functions efficiently throughout the holiday season and year round. Not only will professional maintenance uncover and address any issues with your HVAC system, but it will extend the lifespan of your device and can even lower your energy costs.
Sign Up for a Maintenance Agree Plan With Engineered Air
At Engineered Air, we want your HVAC system to be ready for the holiday season. That’s why our Maintenance Agreements are designed to keep your HVAC system functioning as efficiently as possible all year long. If you haven’t had your heating and cooling system serviced this year, be sure to schedule your appointment with us today.